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Are you worried about how you?re going to fund your retirement? Will you be able to afford the lifestyle you deserve? Many Australians are nearing or in retirement and many are not financially prepared. Funding Your Retirement: A Survival Guide will help you secure your financial future so you can enjoy the retirement you?ve dreamed of. This comprehensive guide is packed with strategies, from salary sacrificing and making superannuation contributions to consolidating debt and building a balanced investment portfolio. Topics covered include: ? planning your retirement ? understanding retirement and taxation rules ? managing your superannuation ? determining if a self managed superannuation fund is right for you ? implementing wealth-creation strategies ? ensuring your funds last as long as they need to.

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Current, relevant estate, retirement and tax planning strategies with expert insight and advice JK Lasser's New Rules for Estate, Retirement and Tax Planning is the authoritative guide to estate, retirement and tax planning, fully updated to reflect new changes and legal updates. Written by some of the most recognized experts in the field, this book offers useful planning advice for people of various ages and income levels, including information on retirement planning, trusts, charitable contributions, gifts, life insurance, and wills. In this guide, you'll find up-to-the-minute facts, valuable insight, and solid strategies to help you preserve your wealth and plan your estate under current tax rules. The helpful companion website provides spreadsheets, tools, and additional reading to help you get organized, while the book's expert guidance provides the background information you need to prepare properly. Estate planning is a complex topic, made even more complex by constantly changing laws. Failing to plan properly can result in your loved ones losing out on much of your hard-earned assets, and researching the topic on your own can be a minefield of assumptions, misunderstandings, and potential legal consequences. New Rules for Estate, Retirement and Tax Planning helps you sidestep the confusion, distilling the information down to what's relevant and current. This practical resource covers a wealth of important issues, including: Estate planning, taxation, and investing for maximum growth The role of wills, executors, and trusts, and how to treat charitable contributions Life insurance, retirement planning, Social Security claiming strategies and the do's and don'ts of gifting Business planning, including succession, asset protection, and family limited partnerships You've worked hard your entire life. You managed to accumulate assets. New Rules for Estate, Retirement and Tax Planning will help you maximize the transfer of your assets to the people and charities you love rather than the federal government in the form of taxes.

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Exposes the truth about common investing myths and misconceptions and shows you how the truth shall set you free—to reap greater long-term and short-term gains Everybody knows that a strong dollar equals a strong economy, bonds are safer than stocks, gold is a safe investment and that high PEs signal high risk…right? While such «common-sense» rules of thumb may work for a time as investment strategies, as New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestselling author, Ken Fisher, vividly demonstrates in this wise, informative, wholly entertaining new book, they'll always let you down in the long run. Ken exposes some of the most common—and deadly—myths investors swear by, and he demonstrates why the rules-of-thumb approach to investing may be robbing you of the kinds returns you hope for. Dubbed by Investment Advisor magazine one of the 30 most influential individuals of the last three decades, Fisher is Chairman, and CEO of a global money management firm with over $32 billion under management Fisher's Forbes column, «Portfolio Strategy,» has been an extremely popular fixture in Forbes for more than a quarter century thanks to his many high-profile calls Brings together the best «bunks» by Wall Street's Master Debunker in a fun, easy-to-digest, bite-size format More than just a list of myths, Fisher meticulously explains of why each commonly held belief or strategy is dead wrong and how damaging it can be to your financial health Armed with this book, investors can immediately identify major errors they may be committing and adjust their strategies for greater investing success

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A contrarian and controversial look at personal finance, and a super simple strategy for making—and keeping—more money Traditional financial wisdom persuades us to grow our net worth and build our assets. But traditional financial wisdom is often wrong. In Cash Cows, Pigs and Jackpots: The Simplest Personal Finance Strategy You'll Ever See, author and Chartered Accountant David Trahair challenges everything we think we know about managing our money, suggesting that that we follow the lead of the financial institutions that are leading us down the path to financial ruin. The banks, brokers, and investment companies of the world make enormous sums of money because they know that cash is king and they know how to guarantee cash flow from their clients on a continual basis. They aren't making the bulk of their money from investing in the stock market—they're leeching it from regular people like you, every minute of every day. Cash Cows, Pigs and Jackpots turns the tables, showing that the biggest cash cow we have is ourselves. Instead of chasing a dream that will never come true, it presents a financial plan so simple even a 10-year-old could understand it. Explains why the common consensus about making money is inherently flawed Presents an incredibly simple, easy-to-follow plan for really making and saving money Exposes the dangers of trusting money to a bank or broker Helping you break asset addiction, get out of debt, and increase your personal cash flow—and your wealth with it, Cash Cows, Pigs and Jackpots explains how bringing more cash into your life and watching carefully where it goes will allow you to save more, live the life you want, and avoid as much risk as possible—a great strategy going into the stormy financial years to come

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Smart financial decisions boost more than your bottom line—they'll make you healthier and happier too! Are you one of the 90% of people who are stressed about money? If so, you know it can take its toll on every part of your life. Financial health, physical health and happiness are profoundly interconnected. It's almost impossible to enjoy any one of these without the help of the other two. The authors describe this phenomenon as the intersection of money, health, and happiness. Leveraging Your Financial Intelligence will teach you a powerful values-based approach to achieving your most important life goals. As you take steps to improve your financial well-being, you'll discover that leveraging your financial intelligence will also fuel your physical and emotional well-being. Backed by the latest research findings in neuroscience, psychology, health, and cultural anthropology, the authors' invaluable advice focuses on the practical actions you can take to improve not just your finances, but your overall life satisfaction. You'll be inspired by meeting people from all walks of life who have leveraged their financial intelligence to build financial security, promote fitness and health, and increase their daily sense of happiness. Proven recommendations from the authors' work with countless clients, along with worksheets, self-assessments, and other tools will help you apply the book's concepts to enhance your own financial, physical and emotional health. Use the strategies presented in this book to leverage your financial intelligence in a way that's tailored to your individual circumstances and allows you to create your own extraordinary intersection of money, health, and happiness.

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Everything you need to know for successful wealth management for families Although the family office concept is not new, it is a phenomenon that is changing the wealth management landscape. With celebrities and business moguls, investment gurus and family business icons establishing private wealth management advisory firms, more and more individuals are asking what exactly is a family office and how does it operate? Family offices either serve one family exclusively or typically manage the wealth of a number of affluent families. If you’re like most families and advisors, you’re familiar with family offices, but may not know exactly how they work or why the family office is right for you or your clients. Dr. Kirby Rosplock, an expert on the family office concept, provides insights to some of the most common questions and even misperceptions in this handbook. The Complete Family Office Handbook explains how family offices operate, who should consider forming or joining one, and how to craft and set up a structure, purpose and vision for the office that fully serves a family’s particular needs and investment goals. Whether you’re a wealth creator, a member of a wealthy family considering forming or joining a family office, or a professional contemplating a career in this growing segment of the wealth management industry, this comprehensive guide provides insights to some of the most common questions and misperceptions.

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Invest smarter with Australia's most trusted guide to stock selection Top Stocks 2017 is your expert guide to the Australian sharemarket. Now in its 23rd edition, this book represents the benchmark standard of rigorous analysis and stringent selection to give you the inside scoop on the nation's top companies. From beginner to expert, regardless of your portfolio size, renowned financial journalist Martin Roth guides you toward the stocks that offer the best low-risk, long-term value for your money. You'll see how Australian companies stack up in terms of profits, debt and dividends, with over 100 charts and tables by best-selling author Alan Hull. No hype, no nonsense and not a single bit of spin – just the time-tested methods and expert analysis that have made Roth a household name. Martin Roth isn't swayed by big names or media coverage, and he doesn't listen to the pundits. He applies strict analyses to financial data to paint a real-world picture of each company's outlook. The numbers don't lie, and this book gives you access to their testimony so you know where to put your money in 2017. Learn what the experts have to say about the year's best stocks Compare sales and profits across companies with in-depth analysis Find financial rankings for the top Australian companies Look beyond share prices to see the real measure of a company's worth You work hard for your money, yet the investing world is crowded with people who would have you throw it away on the latest trend. Martin Roth cuts through the fat and the noise to help you make your money work for you for a change. Invest smarter this year with Top Stocks 2017, the definitive guide to Australia's best picks.

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This is the only money guide you'll ever need That's a bold claim, given there are already thousands of finance books on the shelves. So what makes this one different? Well, you won't be overwhelmed with a bunch of 'tips' … or a strict budget (that you won't follow). You'll get a step-by-step formula: open this account, then do this; call this person, and say this; invest money here, and not there. All with a glass of wine in your hand. This book will show you how to create an entire financial plan that is so simple you can sketch it on the back of a serviette … and you'll be able to manage your money in 10 minutes a week. You'll also get the skinny on: Saving up a six-figure house deposit in 20 months Doubling your income using the 'Trapeze Strategy' Saving $78,173 on your mortgage and wiping out 7 years of payments Finding a financial advisor who won't rip you off Handing your kids (or grandkids) a $140,000 cheque on their 21st birthday Why you don't need $1 million to retire … with the 'Donald Bradman Retirement Strategy' Sound too good to be true? It's not. This book is full of stories from everyday Aussies – single people, young families, empty nesters, retirees – who have applied the simple steps in this book and achieved amazing, life-changing results. And you're next. ** Now including updates for the 2017-2018 financial year **

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Invest smarter in 2016 with this bestselling stock analysis guide Top Stocks 2016 is the definitive guide to Australia's best stock exchange picks. Internationally-renown financial journalist Martin Roth once again applies his rigorous analysis and stringent selection criteria to show you which public companies offer the best low-risk, long-term value for your money, regardless of your portfolio size. With clear organisation and easy-to-read formatting, this guide looks beyond share prices and cuts through the hype to assess every company on profitability, debt levels, and dividends. Over 100 tables provide guidance at a glance, so you can quickly assess any possible investment and make the best decision for your finances. Starting with the All Ordinaries index and carving out the fat, this invaluable guide distills a concise selection of premium companies across market sectors. Now in its 22nd edition, this book is Australia's bestselling sharemarket guide because Roth's methods have stood the test of time and weathered several stock market cycles. Why let another year go by without reaping the benefits of proven expert analysis? It's time you claimed your share. Get the experts' opinion on top Australian companies Compare sales and profits data, with in-depth ratio analysis Delve into the research on each company's overall outlook See where each company ranks according to financial data Don't waste another cent on trendy «hot» stocks or the next flash in the pan. Go with the evidence and proven track record of one of Australia's leading stock market authorities. You work hard for your money, so make your money work hard for you by investing smart with Top Stocks 2016.

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Mr. Taxman is back to save you even more on your 2017-2018 tax 101 Ways to Save Money on Your Tax – Legally! is the quintessential guide for every Australian taxpayer. Updated annually to keep pace with changing tax laws, this book shows you how to maximise your return and keep more of your hard-earned money. Why pay more than your fair share? This year's edition explains all of the changes to the May 2017 budget, and provides indispensable advice from Mr. Taxman himself! Find answers to your questions and identify every deduction that applies to you; leverage your business, education, family, property, medical expenses, levies, shares and superannuation to receive your maximum return. This invaluable guide goes beyond tax prep to help you position yourself for an even better return next year! Learn where and how to invest, the traps you should avoid and how you can start planning now so you can owe less the next time around. It's not about «cheating the system» – by clarifying obscure language and complicated rules, this book simply helps you reclaim the money that belongs to you. Understand how changes to the tax laws affect you for 2017-2018 Maximise your deductions and avoid overpayment Get organised with tips and advice for your specific situation Avoid tax traps, correct errors and get the return you deserve Taxes are important for a functional society, but the government is only entitled to so much of your money. So many Australians overpay their tax every year – it's time to separate yourself from the crowd. Pay what you owe, but not a cent more, with the clear, expert guidance in 101 Ways to Save Money on Your Tax – Legally!