Gifting an estate absolutely may not be ideal for family dependants who are unable to look after their own financial affairs. Plan ahead and check these tips if you are the carer for a family member.
Whether a reversionary or non-reversionary pension is better is not straightforward and depends on the circumstances of the case, but it’s an important part of estate planning.
If you are not happy to own the entire business for a decade, you should not be comfortable owners of even one share for just a few minutes. Time is the friend of the extraordinary business but the enemy of the poor business.
Around the world, real interest rates are now unusually low or even negative. The hunt for real yield that’s become a preoccupation of investors is likely to remain a dominant feature of investment markets for several years at least.
Nobody ever built a great business, or created a great nation, or amassed a great fortune, or became a great painter or musician or sportsperson or anything else, by diversifying. You need to specialise, concentrate and focus.
Implementation is filling minds and devouring resources across the wealth industry. We have so much to implement, in so little time and without a full picture of the regulatory framework that nervousness pervades our lives.
Technical but important – recent amendments allow the income on investments supporting a non-reversionary pension to continue as exempt current pension income after the death of the member.
With some extra thought in estate planning, a bequest to a charity could be made in a more tax-effective way, creating the potential for larger bequests.
The irreverent Jack Gray starts his irregular, irritating series of dictionary narratives, with some delightful insights full of political incorrectness.
There are excellent investment opportunities in the smaller end of the commercial property market, but it is different from residential and comes with additional risks.
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Not only has the US market returned 39% in Australian dollars over the past 9 months, volatility has not been lower since the mid-2000s. It has been the best run of consistent, high returns in my lifetime.
Investors who follow the herd invariably end up buying near the tops when everybody else is buying and selling near the bottom. Investors need to resist the temptation to get caught up in the hype of the daily news and noise.
Greg Perry and Peter Morgan surprised many people in funds management this week with comments attributed to them in the AFR. Here’s what Greg said in an interview in 2002.
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