Planning for retirement: part two

By Zeb Ashton on 27/02/19 - Mins to read: 2 minutes

As discussed in Part one of this article, retirement planning is more important than ever. A 65-year-old who lives the average lifespan will need to generate returns over a 20-plus-year time period. There are also clear distinctions between the types of asset classes you require in your retirement. In your...
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Planning for retirement: Part one

By Zeb Ashton on 27/02/19 - Mins to read: 2 minutes

With life expectancies across the globe increasing and adults remaining active for longer, having a strong retirement plan is important. At the very least, most of you would like to be in a position to retire comfortably should you choose to. Planning is required whether you choose to sell up,...
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Health Innovation Series drives NSW Government MedTech strategy

By William Buck on 27/02/19 - Mins to read: 2 minutes

Congratulations to NSW Government who announced their medical technology development strategy 2018 yesterday, with the aim of advancing the MedTech ecosystem for innovation and positioning NSW as a premier destination for medical technological development. The Hon. Bradley Hazzard MP, Minister for Health, and Minister for Medical Research said in the...
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Can I claim my travel costs for job interviews?​

By William Buck on 27/02/19 - Mins to read: 2 minutes

It is common for individuals to incur expenses while looking for a new job and attending interviews, including travel and parking costs. However, the expenses incurred when looking for a job are generally not tax deductible. These expenses come at a point too early to be regarded as being incurred...
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Benefits of Discretionary Family Trusts​

By Rebecca Zuromski on 27/02/19 - Mins to read: 2 minutes

We have recently seen some negativity around the use of trusts in family owned businesses. Discretionary family trusts are a little more complicated than a partnership or company however the benefits of trusts quite often outweigh the complication and/or additional costs. They are therefore a very useful tool when it...
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How do we invest more in cancer research?

By Mark Calvetti on 27/02/19 - Mins to read: 2 minutes

It’s estimated that over 134,1741 new cancer cases will be diagnosed this year in Australia.  Translating research into effective treatments for cancer partly relies on two key components: Funding and commercialisation. This was one of the discussion topics at the recent Health Innovation function, hosted by William Buck Chartered Accountants,...
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