The Work Test And Work Test Exemption Explained

The work test and work test exemption explained If you’re aged 67 to 74 and want to make voluntary super contributions, you must meet a work test, unless you qualify for an exemption. See what you need to know. If you’re an older Aussie looking to make super contributions, you may have noticed more rules begin to apply as the years go on. If you’ve heard people talk about the work test and work test …

Smart strategies for paying down debt | Money & Life

Smart strategies for paying down debt To get on top of your finances, clearing debts is essential but how can you find a strategy that’s going to work for you and your money habits?  Explore some of the ways to go about tackling your debts so you can start working towards your other financial goals. Being in debt can really wear you down, both financially and emotionally. Whether it’s a single large credit card balance …

Super milestones to hit in your 20s, 30s and 40s | Money & Life

Super milestones to hit in your 20s, 30s and 40s It’s never too early or too late to start planning for life after work, but where do you start? If you’re feeling unsure about how your super stacks up, take a look at our simple guide. While there’s no ‘one-size-fits-all’ approach to superannuation, it can help to understand what you need to focus on at each stage of life. Endura Private Wealth director Craig Stobbie …

Five ways to make yourself more employable in 2021

Five ways to make yourself more employable in 2021 If you’re among those who lost their job or missed out on work opportunities last year due to COVID-19, here’s what you can do to improve your employment prospects in 2021. For many people, career plans were put on ice last year, as the world grappled with the impact of COVID-19. The fallout was widespread, with job losses felt across industries as diverse as retail, hospitality …

7 little ways to be better with money | Money & Life

7 little ways to be better with money Forget New Year’s Resolutions that never work. Discover these 7 essential ways to change your money mindset and behaviour for good and feel richer for decades to come. 1. Develop your own value One of the most important investments you can make is in yourself. Whether that’s reading up on something that interests you, improving your skills and education, getting expert support from a coach or mentor …

Working in retirement | Money & Life

Working in retirement Work Bonus is an incentive for pensioners to work past retirement age. It allows pensioners to earn more from working each fortnight before their pension payment rate starts to reduce. Retirement can often feel like a lifetime coming. But once you actually get there, it can be both exciting and a little bit daunting. It’s a major life adjustment, and particularly so if you’ve spent decades in the workforce. It’s important to …

Tax deductions and working from home during COVID-19 | AMP Capital

Tax deductions and working from home during COVID-19 Did you know that one in three employees claims a tax deduction for work expenses for work done away from their employer’s workplace? With the explosion in the numbers of people now working from home due to COVID-19, the situation has changed significantly. The ATO says that in the past, claims for ‘home office’ expenses were relatively small for work occasionally done at home, such as at …

Kids off the kerb | Money & Life

Troy Rosenlis AFP® is seeing the positive benefits that education, work experience and training is having in breaking the cycles of dependency for disadvantaged youth in Melbourne. Grant recipient: Kids Off The Kerb Grant amount: $8,000 Endorsed by: Troy Rosenlis AFP® FPA Chapter: Melbourne With a five year involvement with Melbourne-based not-for-profit, Kids Off The Kerb, Troy Rosenlis AFP® didn’t have to think twice about endorsing this organisation for a 2017 Make the Difference! Grant, …

A guide to retirement in Australia | Money & Life

A guide to retirement in Australia | Money & Life Many of us think of retirement as a given – you work hard for your middle years, and then you get to bow out of the workforce and enjoy a well-deserved rest, take those bucket-list trips and enjoy the best life has to offer. After all, you’ve made your contribution and now you’ve earned the right to kick back. But unfortunately, retirement isn’t that simple …

Life After Work

Life After Work Retirement is instilling a new level of confidence, with almost two thirds of Australians aged 50 and over saying they are living their best years.i In this video we demonstrate this with some real-life stories. Three retirees talk about what their lives are like after work, including their fears, hopes and dreams for the future. “Nothing like what I dreamt it’d be like – it’s so much better.” Retirees reveal the magic of …