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Are Retirement Annuities Dead?

Add Your Heading Text Here There have been a number of events and government proposals that have forced us to reconsider whether formal retirement savings, especially Retirement Annuities are still worth it. The Green Paper that was introduced and withdrawn a couple of weeks later is a case in point. This has been withdrawn and …

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Social Security and Pension reform Green Paper

Withdrawn but not dead The recent the publication of the Green paper on Social Security and Retirement reform, introduced on 18 August 2021 and withdrawn on 31 August 2021 has caused despair with many taxpayers, already overtaxed and fed up with non-delivery of basic services from government – so let’s unpack it and dissect it, …

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Wealth Killers

Knee jerk financial reactions that can hit you where it hurts. When we are fearful or confused (and there has been way too much of that this year), it might feel like doing something rather than nothing will give you closure or clarity – and that may be the case, but if the action is …

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Week 40 2020

The Economy Well, it’s been quite a week. Starting with a hot mess of a presidential debate and ending with the Tweeter of the Free World in hospital with the virus he has dismissed for months. One would hope that this scare will change his narrative and the US can start to get this pandemic …

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Prescribed Assets

What are they all about? Prescribed Assets resurfaced during the pandemic as a possible way to fund government a couple of years back when it became apparent that taxpayer’s funds were being depleted faster than they could be collected. To refresh your memory, this is a proposed change to the ‘Regulation 28’ clause of the …

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