June 2020 Newsletter
Welcome to the final newsletter for the 2019/2020 financial year.
In this month’s newsletter, we begin by discussing the Government’s Work Bonus scheme, and the benefits associated with it, for those who continue (or begin) working during retirement years. Our animation illustrates the Commonwealth Home Support Programme, an entry-level aged care program aimed at helping us continue to live independently.
Passing away without a valid will has the potential to cause undue emotional and financial distress for loved ones; we provide an overview of the intestacy rules in Australia. We also share a clever video by Volvo as a segue to give an update on several proposed measures from the 2019-20 Federal Budget, relating to more flexibility for older Australians to contribute to super.
Lastly, life events – such as COVID-19 – can disrupt context cues and create opportunities to make decisions and implement new intentions and goals; we touch on financial needs and wants in a post-COVID-19 world.
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Working during retirement and the Work Bonus scheme
When looking at long-term data, the workforce participation rate of those aged 65 and over has steadily risen over the years. In this article, we discuss working during retirement and the Work Bonus.
Aged care: Commonwealth Home Support Programme
From a care needs perspective, it’s vital to consider the retirement chapters we will move through, and plan accordingly. In this animation, we illustrate the Commonwealth Home Support Programme.
Invalid wills, passing away intestate, and intestacy rules
One of the most important things we can do prior to our passing is to ensure we have a valid will in place. In this article, we provide an overview of various intestacy rules that exist in Australia.
Update: Improving flexibility of super for older Australians
In the 2019 Budget, the Government announced their intention to provide more flexibility for older Australians to contribute to super. Accompanied by a clever Volvo video, we give an update on this.
Financial needs and wants in a post-COVID-19 world
Life events can disrupt context cues and create opportunities to make decisions and implement new intentions and goals. In this article, we discuss financial needs and wants in a post-COVID world.
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