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Top Ten Things You May Not Know About Superannuation

Top Ten Things You May Not Know About Superannuation

28 April 2022
Superannuation can be considered a somewhat complex creature, and constantly changing legislation doesn’t help matters. Below I have compiled my top ten facts that I regularly find members are unaware of when it comes to their retirement nest eggs.
ESG Investing

ESG Investing

28 April 2022
For this month’s Hudson Newsletter, I wanted to expand on the information I presented in my Tuesday Chat this week – the idea of ESG Investing (Ethical, Social and Governance). This investing simply put, is applying non financial criteria as a part of an analysis of whether to invest in a certain company. Or not.
Are You Entitled to the Age Pension?

Are You Entitled to the Age Pension?

28 April 2022
To be eligible for the Age Pension, you must be age pension age and meet specified criteria.
Government Super Co-Contribution

Government Super Co-Contribution

28 April 2022
As we approach the end of the tax year (June 2022) it’s time to start thinking about superannuation strategies that you can use to your advantage. The often forgotten but by far the biggest payoff exists for those in the lower to mid tax brackets (with income less than $57,016) with what I term a ‘free hit’ where you can receive up to a 50% return on your contribution.
Ukraine Crisis –  The Economic Perspective

Ukraine Crisis – The Economic Perspective

30 March 2022
Written by Ivan Fletcher The outpouring of grief for the atrocities committed by Russia on the people of Ukraine has been significant and can be quite traumatic to watch or contemplate.  Sadly the outbreak of war is not an uncommon theme in the world we live in.  Coming on the back of a 2 year… View Article
Helen Ker on Retirement

Helen Ker on Retirement

30 March 2022
Written by Helen Ker…. Facebook posting 2/03/22 After well over half a century of working, I have decided to hang-up my fingers and end the tipperty-tapping on my keyboard and calculator and get on with the next stage of my life. RSM gave me a wonderful send-off last week. This has led me to do… View Article
Do You Have a Personal Insurance Policy we Don’t Know About?

Do You Have a Personal Insurance Policy we Don’t Know About?

30 March 2022
If you or anyone in your family have a personal insurance policy (Life, TPD, Income Protection, Trauma) and you do not have Hudson assigned as the adviser on the policy you are missing out.
How Much Does the Average Person Need to Live a Comfortable Retirement?

How Much Does the Average Person Need to Live a Comfortable Retirement?

30 March 2022
I wrote an article in the Hudson Report March last year with the minimum annual cost of a comfortable or modest standard living in retirement for singles and couples. The figures are reviewed regularly and updated quarterly in line with inflation.
Thinking of Retiring?

Thinking of Retiring?

28 February 2022
If you have clicked the article to read more, then the answer is probably yes. For most this is one of, if not the biggest financial decision you will make. Australians retiring today can expect to live until their mid-80s. For retirees in early to mid-60s, that means finding a way to pay for a further 25+ years of life.
Super Changes Coming!

Super Changes Coming!

28 February 2022
Does anyone remember all the superannuation promises declared in the Federal Budget announcements in May last year? It feels like a lifetime ago, particularly when considering all the other events that have transpired between then and now.
Avoiding Behavioural Biases When Investing

Avoiding Behavioural Biases When Investing

28 February 2022
Just as how we have an instinct to flee from danger or brace for an impact, falling markets can cause an instinctive response to sell shares and get away from a seemingly bad situation. The difference with share investing however is that the reality of the danger is often already incorporated into prices.
How High Will Interest Rates Rise?

How High Will Interest Rates Rise?

28 February 2022
Hudson had the opportunity to recently attend an Economic Indicators Conference held in Brisbane on the 4th February. Paul Bloxham, Chief Economist at HSBC was the key speaker. There was also a panel discussion following Paul’s update which included figures such as: Ross Israel, Head of Global Infrastructure at QIC, Leigh Warner, National Director of Research at JLL and Josephine Sukkar AM, Principal at Buildcorp.
Property Report

Property Report

26 January 2022
Hello again,Following on from our Bokarina opportunity, I have outlined some potential land sites in Brisbane and on the Sunshine Coast that Jason has sourced for me last week. If the land is priced to sell, it will not last, but this is just to outline how Jason can help. Jason Williams from Roonsleigh builders… View Article
Property Report

Property Report

26 January 2022
Happy new year to our Property group! It is nice to come back to work after a few weeks off, refreshed and ready for new challenges. To start the year it’s timely to remind clients not to dwell on what they didn’t do last year, or what property growth they’ve missed out on, but instead… View Article