Nominating beneficiaries for your Super

We often receive questions about superannuation benefits and how they would be paid out to loved ones in the event of death.  Questions often arise because of the common misconception superannuation forms part of your estate. Superannuation is not an estate asset and will not automatically get distributed according to your Will.  Super has its…

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How to Update Centrelink with your Income & Assets

If you receive a payment from Centrelink, it is very important to keep Centrelink aware of your Income & Assets and update them within 14 days of any changes to your circumstances. Doing so ensures you get everything you’re entitled to.   We know that keeping Centrelink up to date can be rather confusing.  Accordingly, we…

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The award winning fund in your account!

Our clients with MLC accounts will be pleased to learn that one of the underlying funds in their portfolios has won an award! The MLC Inflation Plus fund, which is a staple in the MLC portfolios we maintain for many of our clients, was voted the best fund in the “Multi-Asset Real Return category” at…

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Spring Newsletter

It has been a BIG few months for the Muirfield team! A lot has happened and there are plenty of developments and news to share with you. We can’t wait for you to learn more about it all. Click here to read our Spring eNews

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Investment Update: Sept 2017

The Muirfield Financial Services Investment Committee recently completed its half-yearly update. As such, we thought it would be a good time to reiterate some of the investment philosophies that we use when making investment decisions on client portfolios. We believe this is particularly relevant given the recent volatility in markets as a result of North…

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Planning for Aged Care

Taking the step to move to Aged Care can be a draining one, emotionally, physically and financially. To make the transition as stress-free as possible, it is important to fully understand your needs and options. Some issues you’ll likely need to consider as you begin planning a move into Aged Care include the actual level…

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Introducing the My Estate Planning Profile

Typically, estate planning is a relatively straightforward process. For most individuals having a Will, Power of Attorney, and Superannuation Beneficiary Nomination is quite enough. While it’s a great first step to have all of these measures in place, it only tells half the story when it comes time for your Executor to administer your estate. …

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Winter Newsletter

In the Winter 2017 edition of the Muirfield eNews we tell you the latest on the team, introduce you to a high-flying client, discuss the state of the market, and give an overview of the latest in superannuation and the pensioner concession card. We hope you enjoy it!

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More Flexibility for Tax Effective Super Contributions

Salary sacrificing into super is a popular strategy for clients looking to tax effectively maximise their retirement savings.  As of 1 July 2017, many individuals now have the additional option of making personal deductible contributions. This means everyone now has greater flexibility around how they make tax effective contributions to super. What has changed? Since…

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