Take CONTROL in 2019: Review your super strategy in light of the NEW concessional contributions catch-up provision

by Brett Cribb, Financial Adviser; Steve Nicholas, Financial Adviser; & James Marshall, Financial Adviser

2018/19 is the first financial year you may be able to boost your superannuation balance by carrying forward unused superannuation concessional contributions cap amounts. Part of the Government’s superannuation reforms, this ‘catch-up’ measure offers greater flexibility and it may help you to top up your super savings – significantly!

If you wish to take financial CONTROL in 2019, NOW is the time to review your super strategy in light of the new concessional contributions catch-up provision. Having financial strategies in place is essential for achieving your financial and lifestyle goals… and having the freedom to enjoy life.

Here we explain how the catch-up provision works and how to check your eligibility. Continue reading “Take CONTROL in 2019: Review your super strategy in light of the NEW concessional contributions catch-up provision”

Are you compromising your personal prosperity by not making regular superannuation contributions for yourself?

by Brett Cribb, Financial Adviser

It’s common for business owners to pay everyone else and reinvest profits back into their business before paying themselves a regular wage AND superannuation. It’s important to understand that short changing yourself can have significant consequences for your future prosperity as well as significant CGT implications should you decide to sell your business. Continue reading “Are you compromising your personal prosperity by not making regular superannuation contributions for yourself?”

Downsize and SUPERSIZE your retirement savings

by Brett Cribb, Financial Adviser

While it’s common to downsize the family home when you retire, thanks to legislative changes that came into effect on 1 July 2018, downsizing to supersize your retirement savings has taken on a whole new meaning.

The ‘downsizer measure’ could enable you to boost your retirement savings by up to $300,000 each using proceeds from the sale of your family home, and enjoy the tax savings available in the super environment.

Continue reading “Downsize and SUPERSIZE your retirement savings”

Our client-focused approach to emerging technologies

by Brett Cribb, Financial Adviser

It’s 6pm and you’ve got a quick question for your financial adviser but at this time of day, all you can do is email to arrange an appointment. Imagine a scenario where you don’t have to schedule a meeting or wait for your next financial review. Instead, you simply speak your question into a phone app which securely delivers back to you a personalised answer a minute or so later.

This type of interaction, where new technology directly benefits clients, is of particular interest to the team at Stratus. Continue reading “Our client-focused approach to emerging technologies”