Last night the Federal Government handed down the 2017-18 Federal Budget.
This year’s budget was not expected to be one of great change for most investors and clients (thankfully as we are still dealing with the superannuation changes from the last budget that will be implemented in July 2017) and lived up to these expectations in most areas.
We have reviewed the Budget and prepared a summary of the key measures to be considered.
As we approach the end of 2016 we would like to comment on the state of the markets. A few weeks after the US Presidential Election, and having time to reflect on Donald Trump’s seemingly ‘improbable’ victory, love him or hate him, it is effectively middle America’s retribution against the political establishment.
The May Budget handed down significant superannuation changes. In taking the time to dig deeper we have understood better the effect these proposed changes have on each of our clients. We are addressing the impact of these proposed changes to your financial position and your overall Financial Plan.
We are thrilled to have been featured in The Age - Money Section, where our long standing client Jon talks about what prompted him to seek advice, why it has been valuable to his family, and what is important to him about the relationship he has with his adviser:-