Opportunities to Save Tax with Super for 2019

Opportunities to Save Tax with Super for 2019   In the lead-up to 30 June 2019, we want you to be aware of opportunities to save tax with super contributions.   CONTRIBUTING TO SUPER AND CLAIMING A TAX DEDUCTION With changes to super contribution cap rules over the past year, it’s easy to forget that there is one way the Government has made it easier to save tax and get…  Read more

How Consolidating Your Debt Can Save You Thousands

How Consolidating Your Debt Can Save You Thousands   Did you know consolidating certain debts into your mortgage could enable you to save interest and pay off your debts sooner? How does this debt strategy work? With this strategy, you need to: increase the mortgage on your family home, and use the extra funds to pay off other non-tax deductible debts (such as a personal loan or credit card) where…  Read more

What you can do to help protect your family’s living standard

What you can do to help protect your family’s living standard   If you have a financially dependent family, you should make sure you have enough insurance to maintain their living standard in the unforeseen event of your death or disability. How does this work? In the event of your death or if you become disabled and can’t work again, the emotional strain on your family can be quickly compounded by…  Read more

Market & Economic Update

  Market & Economic Update Brought to you by MVP Wealth Director – Janean Hicks   Markets and economics are somewhat at crossroads at present. I say this from the perspective that right now I can make an equally compelling case from both a positive and negative perspective. Markets are travelling along reasonably well following some jitters earlier in the year. The environment remains supportive for equities, however, less so…  Read more

Managed Discretionary Accounts Might Be Right For Your Portfolio

Managed Discretionary Accounts Might Be Right For Your Portfolio Article written by Janean Hicks, Director of MVP Wealth   In a time of market volatility, the ability for your advisor to transact on your portfolio has never been more critical; a delay by even a few days could cost you thousands of dollars. What Are Managed Discretionary Accounts (MDAs)? Essentially Managed Discretionary Accounts are a service where a portfolio of…  Read more

Succession planning: How emotionally prepared are you to exit your business?

How emotionally prepared are you to exit your business?   Article written by Janean Hicks, Director of MVP Wealth Succession Planning: How emotionally prepared are you to exit your business? It behoves a smart business owner who is planning the end of his/her relationship with a business started long ago, to think not only about the sale and how to best go about it, but also about his/her personal and family…  Read more

Banking Royal Commission – What Impact Will It Have On Your Business?

Royal Commission – What impact will it have on your business? Article by Janean Hicks – Director of MVP Wealth   As you have probably heard, a banking Royal Commission is being held to investigate the financial advice industry after the big four banks and AMP were accused of malpractice. The aim of the Royal Commission is to find out just how widespread the issue is and to raise standards…  Read more

5 Money Mindsets That Hold You Back From A Secure Financial Future

5 Money Mindsets That Hold You Back From A Secure Financial Future What’s holding you back from taking control of your financial future? Discover the five mind tricks that can stop you from achieving financial success and what you can do to avoid them. Fear of Failure Earning and saving money from your salary is all very well. But setting up an alternative income stream from an investment portfolio can…  Read more

CGT Relief Deadline Is Fast Approaching – Are You Prepared?

CGT Relief Deadline Is Fast Approaching – Are You Prepared? Here’s what you need to know about the Government’s CGT relief for Self-Managed Super Funds (“SMSFs”).   What is CGT relief? Under the new super reforms, you may be eligible for relief from certain capital gains that may arise as a result of complying with the Transfer Balance Cap ($1.6m) and the Transition to Retirement Income Stream reforms that began…  Read more