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Technology To Get You Moving

There are the smart phone apps that take you beyond your normal running playlist. Take Strava for example. If you like a bit of healthy competition, Strava lets you track and record your running and riding via GPS. Users are able to compare their performance over time and compete with other users for best times.

Other apps purposefully encourage walking a healthy distance. The 10,000 step challenge is a popular one, using GPS to track the number of steps you take per day, with the ultimate aim of walking the equivalent of eight kilometres.

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Global Markets Navigate a Sea of Uncertainty

It’s almost a decade since the global financial crisis created havoc in financial markets. While the global economy continues to show signs of recovery, political uncertainty in Europe and the United States is creating fresh confusion on global markets as investors wait to see how current events play out.

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Time to Review Transition to Retirement Pensions

Amid the major reforms to superannuation that took effect on July 1, some significant changes to the tax treatment of your Transition to Retirement Pension (TRIP) may have flown under the radar. Some individuals will be affected more than others, so if you have a TRIP or are thinking about starting one, now is the time to review your strategy.

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June 30: Get your (Financial) house in order

From 1 July, the annual non-concessional cap reduces to $100,000 and $300,000 under the bring forward rule. What’s more, anyone with a total super balance of more than $1.6 million at the end of this and future financial years will not be able to make any more non-concessional contributions.

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An Insurance Lifeline When You Need It Most

You may be wondering why you might need a trauma insurance policy if you have private health insurance. If you have other forms of personal insurance that provide a much larger payout if something goes wrong, you may wonder why you need to bother with trauma cover?

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