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Our 5 Budget Predictions For 2017

Posted on Sunday, May 7, 2017
Happy Budget Eve, usually known as Christmas for all those in financial services or for political journalists, but Fairfax management are the Christmas Grinch this year after revealing they are going to slash 125 jobs resulting in a strike this week. Read the rest of entry »

How To Fix The Housing Crisis = Supply & Transport

Posted on Saturday, May 6, 2017

With the RBA holding rates in their May cash rate decision on Tuesday, Lowe’s comments on supply and transport imply the Government has the ability to control prices. With the Budget to be unveiled tomorrow, the Australian Financial Review reported in April that the Government was considering limiting the number of properties a single investor could own. Read the rest of entry »

On The Move - But Only Over The Road!

Posted on Monday, March 6, 2017
Well The Finance Guru team, HFM & Partners & have moved.  Over the road!  230 Lennox Street Richmond has been our home for the last 2 years however the building got sold late in 2016 and forced us to make a move.  So since March 1st 2017 we are at The Loft, 229 Lennox Street and are very happy.  We look forward to welcoming you soon. Read the rest of entry »

Top 10 Victorian Suburbs To Watch In 2017

Posted on Sunday, January 15, 2017
Lower stock levels, record low interest rates and strong population growth will encourage buyer interest well into 2017. Agents were already filtering listings for February, well ahead of the close of the 2016 year – a very positive sign for the first quarter of 2017 Read the rest of entry »

January 1st 2017 Pension Changes

Posted on Wednesday, December 14, 2016
How the assets test will work in 2017 could increase your Age Pension entitlements, or take some or all of them away. With revisions to the Age Pension assets test just around the corner, it’s important to understand how the changes could impact you, particularly with part-pension thresholds somewhat tighter than initially projected. These thresholds are the value of assets you can own (excluding your home) before you lose eligibility for the Age Pension. Who the changes will affect The Age Pension assets test changes will affect Age Pension recipients, aged 65 and over. To be eligible for a full or part Age Pension, retirees must satisfy an income test and an assets test, as well as other requirements.1 According to reports, changes to the assets test, effective 1 January 2017, will see more than 50,000 additional Australians receive the full Age Pension. Meanwhile, roughly 300,000 retirees on the part pension will have their entitlements reduced, with about 100,000 losin ... Read the rest of entry »

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