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Monitoring super performance critical in light of new measures

While the government has announced plans to increase governance over the performance of super funds, super members will still need to actively monitor the performance of their fund to avoid being stapled to an underperforming one, says a mid-tier firm.
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Majority of retirees expected to fall short on retirement savings

  Recent research has revealed that more than half of retirees are projected to fall short of their desired retirement income level by more than 10 per cent, says Russell Investments.  
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How your coming tax cut could pay off

  Over the coming weeks, around 12 million working Australians will start receiving extra cash in their pay packets as a result of changes to personal income tax brackets announced by the federal government.  
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Related party purchases must be clean

  Trustees must ensure any purchase from a related party is not a proxy for a loan or financial assistance to avoid breaching their obligations.  
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Most SMSFs are still poorly diversified

  Data only just released by the Australian Tax Office, detailing the asset allocations for all SMSFs in the quarter to the end of June, shows there was still a large investment weighting at that time towards cash and term deposits.  
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Comprehensive list of COVID-19 initiatives and packages.

  The response by our Governments to the COVID-19 crisis has been a very good one.  Following is a comprehensive listing of links to important Federal and State initiatives and programs since the pandemic began.  
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Capital preservation front of mind for SMSF returns

  SMSF investors will increasingly be attracted to investments offering capital preservation post-COVID, with volatile markets and lower dividends compromising their ability to meet investment objectives, according to an asset manager.  
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What millennials are thinking about investing and retirement

Vanguard surveyed more than 850 millennials in the U.S. currently aged 24 to 39, who make at least US$50,000 per year, as part of a broader study on how people across different generations feel about retirement, investing, and financial advice during market volatility.
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Budget 2020 – A very comprehensive break down.

  The following 35 links break the 2020 Federal Budget down into bite size bits.  
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Budget 2020 – Fact Sheets

  The following links are to Fact Sheets that describe in detail how the Federal Government feels the 2020 Budget will impact you.  
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Budget 2020 – At a Glance, Overview, Outlook

  These three areas cover all you will need to know but the accompanying two articles cover more specific topics and they might help you better understand how the Budget affects you.  
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JobKeeper extension – changes implemented

  The legislative instrument implementing the changes to the JobKeeper scheme over the extended period was registered on 15 September 2020.  
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As I See It is a regular video and news update from Dr Tony Virtue discussing the most recent developments in the financial and economic markets