Category: Retirement


Understanding the Age Pension income and assets test

What is the Age Pension and am I eligible? The Age Pension is an income support payment provided by the government to people who have reached age pension age. Generally,…


3 golden rules that make saving for retirement easier

If you’ve thought about how much money you need to save so you can retire comfortably, it might feel a little daunting. Maybe so much so, you’d rather not think…

Retirement Superannuation & SMSF

What do you need to think about when deciding when to retire?

When it comes to planning for retirement, it’s important to prepare yourself emotionally and financially. If you’re building your retirement plan, here are some things you may want to think…

Financial Planning Retirement

Many in the dark about retirement

Whether retirement is a long way into the distance, or just peeking over the horizon, recent research shows half of us aren’t sure we’ll have enough money to retire when…

Financial Planning Retirement Superannuation & SMSF

Your guide to the super guarantee and rate changes

From 1 July 2021, the contributions your employer is required to make into your super fund, under the super guarantee, will increase to 10% of your before-tax income. The super…

Retirement Superannuation & SMSF

Drawdown relief for all pensions


The reduced minimum pension relief that will now apply for the 2022 financial year is not restricted to account-based pensions, said a legal specialist.



The “New” Government Pensions Loans Scheme – Do I Need Extra Income?

I wrote about the Pension Loans Scheme (PLS) a few years ago, but I thought it would be worthwhile to revisit the Scheme, how it operates, how it can assist either long…

Property Retirement

How an Australian mortgage trust could help meet your retirement income needs

Economists and historians will no doubt hark back to 2020 as not just the year of Covid-19 but of higher unemployment and ultra-low interest rates, of stockmarket upheaval and Australia’s…

General Insights Retirement

‘Surprising and disappointing’ lack of innovation in retirement products

Despite an ageing population, the “surprising and disappointing” lack of retirement product information is holding members back, an industry expert has revealed. In a media briefing, Zenith Investment Partners chief…

Economics Financial Planning Retirement

Aged care increases announced, but are they enough?

The government has announced more than $17 billion in assistance to the underfunded aged care sector over five years. Treasurer Josh Frydenberg has announced that his government will increase aged…

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Zac Zacharia (Managing Director) has been assisting clients to create wealth and secure their futures for over 14 years.

He is also an accomplished presenter and educator

Co-authoring the popular investment book, Property vs Shares.