Posts by Andrew Torney

Centrelink Wait Times

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With an ageing population and an ever-increasing number of people applying for Centrelink benefits, the processing times of applications is understandably getting longer.

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Low-Income Health Care Card – The Forgotten Concession

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As most retirees are aware, Centrelink’s Age Pension provides income support and access to a range of concessions for eligible senior Australians.   Unfortunately (or fortunately), you may find yourself deemed too wealthy for an Age Pension entitlement. Many retirees consider this the end of the road in terms of subsidising the costs of retirement, however, self-funded…

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Spring Clean!

It’s that time of the year! Spring is here and the weather is finally starting to get warmer and the sun is shining for longer (even if it doesn’t feel like it at times). As much as we dread it we know it’s time we cleaned out our financial clutter and get a better idea…

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Mortgage Terms Explained

Owning a property is the Great Australian Dream.  Home-ownership is perceived to be the pathway to a better life, one full of success and security. While we all want a part of this dream, for most potential homeowners the only way to enter the property market involves borrowing funds. When sourcing the best mortgage for…

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Got Spare Cash? Moves for the Savvy Investor

Should you be in a position to, you might find yourself asking “What should I do with any spare income I have”? While there are many options available, some, such as taking a holiday or buying yourself new clothes, gadgets or a car are great for your enjoyment; you might want to consider making some…

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Downsizing Your Home & The New Super Contributions

In retirement, we often speak to clients who want to downsize their home. Whether it’s because the children have long since moved on and extra bedrooms are no longer required, the maintenance of the garden is becoming an issue or simply to free up capital to supplement retirement income there are many reasons to consider…

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State of the Market

There has been a lot of doom and gloom in the media lately about the recent fall in the sharemarket. Headlines such as “ASX loses $56 billion as investors join global stock rout” (The Age – 6 February) and “Aussie Sharemarket Bloodbath” (Herald Sun – 6 February) would have made any investor nervous. However, we…

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