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Bitcoin - Look before you Leap

Bitcoin – Look before you LeapBitcoin, the cryptocurrency, has surged about 17 times in value this yearOur thoughts on Bitcoin are in line with the central bankers' comments below.Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen called the digital currency bitcoin a “highly speculative asset” that “doesn’t constitute legal tender.”.“Bitcoin at this time plays a very small role in the payment system,” Yellen said Wednesday during a press conference in Washingto..... Read more

What you need to know about the new super rules

Biggest reforms in over a decade The biggest super reforms in over a decade commenced from 1 July 2017. Although many of the reforms have restricted super contributions, there have been some positive developments. Here are four changes designed to assist individuals in growing their nest egg: Flexibility for personal super contributions Before 1 July 2017, an individual (mainly self-employed) could only claim a personal super contribution deducti..... Read more

Estate planning essentials

Estate planning essentialsPlanning your estate is an important part of managing your financial affairs. It allows you to pass on your assets to intended people in your life while minimising adverse tax implications.When planning your estate, consider the following:Having a valid, up-to-date WillFirst and foremost, individuals should have a valid and up-to-date Will. A Will sets out who you wish to receive your assets upon your death, provides fun..... Read more