Jason Featherby, Managing Director of Knight Financial Advisors, is an astute financial planner and business manager with over 10 years experience. He is an expert in designing investment strategies, retirement preparation plans, structuring superannuation, risk management, asset and life protection, and the development of estate planning strategies. Join him at the 6iX and 6PR desks where he discusses these topics and takes questions from the listeners. If you are unable to tune in, you can listen to recordings on our Whooshkaa channel.

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Superannuation tips for your 60s and 70s with Jason Featherby!

2:11 – Wall Street hit 30,000 points for the first time this week – what does this mean?
3:19 – Looking back on the last 8 months, ‘hanging tough’ has paid off as we’ve seen great recoveries in super.
4:10 – The importance of getting good financial advice in the lead up to retirement.
4:55 – Selling a rental property – where could you invest that money to get a similar return?
7:46 – Tips for planning for retirement after a career change.
11:58 – Can you move money out of transition to retirement pension back into super?
13:13 – When you hit your 60s, it’s important to understand what you have access to.
13:50 – How a transition to retirement pension when you hit 60 can boost your super and save tax.
14:35 – Make after tax contributions while you can – don’t run out of time!
16:32 – Moving overseas indefinitely – what can be done with your super?
17:45 – Jason gives general advice about helping out grandkids with money.
18:35 – Offsetting your savings accounts against mortgage – is that the same as paying extra off your mortgage?
20:35 – Changing financial advisors and seeing your super drop, what should you do?

Preparing for retirement with Jason Featherby on 6PR!

2:45 – Pros and cons of lump sum contributions into your spouse’s superannuation.
5:35 – Rental vacancies are now below 1% for the second month in a row – what does this mean?
7:18 – Winding up a self managed fund in preparation for retirement.
10:55 – Does your partner’s pension form any part of your taxable earnings?
13:32 – If your partner doesn’t want to retire yet, should you put your super into theirs?
15:15 – Which is better: making additional payments on your loans, or putting that into savings for a property?
17:39 – Starting from scratch after losing your self-managed super fund through a divorce settlement – what’s the best approach?

Jason Featherby talks superannuation tips for your 30s and 40s on 6PR!

2:58 – Are you on track with your super in your 40s?
3:58 – Buying a commercial property in your super can be a great way to create wealth if you are self employed.
5:07 – Do you have to liquidate your assets to gain your permanent residency?
7:02 – Get into a good financial position before you splurge on fancy toys.
8:23 – When saving for a house, is it worth putting your savings into index stocks?
12:34 – When does capital gains tax apply?
12:22 – Should you invest in a property with your super?
16:29 – Why signing a one-page loan agreement with friends can be problematic.
20:23 – Put more into your super than you have to in your 30s and 40s.
20:30 – Understanding the new carry-forward concessional contribution rules.
20:48 – It is critical to ensure your insurance is up to date.

Jason Featherby talks your finances and how the election has affected the stock market.

01:05 – How the stock market has reacted to the US election results.
04:04 – If you are gifted money from another country, do you need to pay tax on it?
05:27 – The best way to research investment opportunities.
08:02 – Advice for 18 year olds regarding superannuation.
8:42 – In this day and age, are we better off in property or share markets?
12:06 – Using salary sacrificing to buy a vehicle.
13:55 – Using Vanguard to help you short term invest.
16:01 – Do you have to prove you have been COVID affected to access your superannuation?
15:31 – What happens to binding death benefits if you and your spouse die at the same time?
17:55: 5 tips for 20 year olds regarding superannuation.

Jason Featherby on how the US election could affect local markets

02:38 – As the polls are favouring Joe Biden so significantly, the markets are already factoring his win in.
03:18 – If the results are close and contested, then we may see a hiccup in the markets.
03:40 – The effect that Trump’s win could have on our markets.
04:42 – When do businesses start thinking about the effect the upcoming state election could have on the market?
06:02 – How superannuation returns have changed since April/March.
07:03 – Jason discusses whether he saw large numbers of people accessing their super earlier this year.
07:44 – Why you should know where your super is invested and why it should be invested in a growth-orientated fund.
11:40 – What to do when you haven’t put enough in your super as you reach retirement.
14:04 – Working overseas then coming back to Australia and getting re-taxed.
16:35 – Keeping your super in a well-performing industry super fund vs a private super fund.
18:38 – Getting approached on the phone from interstate planning firms.

Learning how to budget with Jason Featherby on 6PR!

02:50 – Should you start putting your budget together weekly, fortnightly or annually?
03:30 – Why people are susceptible to poor budgeting.
04:46 – Budgeting is a tool to manage money that offers us freedom.
06:05 – You need to be specific, realistic and you need to set yourself goals.
07:02 – Should everyone budget?
08:18 – Selling your house or keeping it as an investment property.
10:48 – Understanding the right amount to have in life insurance depending on which stage of life you are in.
13:34 – Life insurance: inside or outside of super?
14:16 – The best practice for managing bills.
16:08 – Tools to help you save and budget.
18:46 – Are you entitled to a pension if you are still holding onto investment properties?

Improve your financial literacy with Jason Featherby on 6PR!

3:18 – Startups on the Australian sharemarket – ACC and Zip Pay.
5:44 – Principal interest or interest only loans for an investment property.
7:34 – Navigating the 1.6m pension cap with high super amounts.
11:18 – Add extra into super or pay down investment property loan before retirement?
12:59 – Tax requirements for early retirement or redundancy payouts.
15:12 – What do the banks and financial institutions do with early mortgage repayments?
17:04 – Western Australia economy update from Jason.
18:12 – Personal finance strategy tips for the next 10 years.
19:01 – Industry sectors that are currently doing well in WA.

The new federal budget and who loses out, with Jason Featherby!

2:28 – Paying down your mortgage or keeping your money in super.
5:40 – Minimise your risks when you are going into retirement.
6:23 – When is the right time to invest in the share market?
8:05 – Starting out on your share investing journey.
11:16 – When is the time for a conservative super plan?
13:43 – Investing for your child’s future.
15:42 – Who is losing out because of the federal budget?
17:25 – Should I put into my super if I am self-employed?
19:11 – Self-managed super and transition to retirement after 65.

Exchange Traded Funds and the WA economy, with Jason Featherby!

2:08 – Exchange traded funds explained.
5:11 – Premium increases on life insurances.
8:02 – Where to go for tax and investment advice on stashed cash.
10:11 – What you should look for in a financial advisor.
11:28 – Rapid growth super and COVID-19.
14:08 – Foreign exchange trading and learning platforms.
15:45 – Homeowner with investments with upcoming retirement.
18:33 – Why Vanguard is popular for personal investments.
19:23 – WA current disposable income and economy.

Gambling on the share market? Jason Featherby advises.

2:53 – Gambling on the share market.
4:04 – Investment fads come and go.
4:54 – Topping up your share fund when you have low living costs.
7:12 – How will moving your parents into your home affect their pension?
11:23 – Minimising tax payments on overseas property sales.
12:29 – Is there a salary sacrificing limit on West State super?
14:28 – No capital gains tax on properties bought pre ’85.
15:34 – How “Giving your house away” could affect your pension.
16:55 – Could your younger partner affect your pension?
18:08 – Diversified funds for new investors.
19:59 – Vacant investment property tax obligations.

When is the best time of year to retire?

2:36 – How can a financial advisor help after retirement?
5:06 – Secure investment for children’s future.
7:04 – Indexed funds – what’s the difference between listed or unlisted versions?
11:19 – Best time of the year to retire tax-wise.
13:41 – Should you top up your super if you have plenty of assets?
16:37 – Defined benefits super fund in surplus.
19:36 – Vanguard investments for spare cash.

Are you where you should be with your super? Find out with Jason Featherby!

3:29 – Financial advisor fees on allocated pensions and superannuations.
7:08 – Getting your financial house in order pre-retirement.
8:25 – Leasing vehicles vs. buying outright.
11:01 – Where should you be with your super for a comfortable retirement?
14:09 – Life insurance premiums – what are the options?
16:34 – How to pay off your mortgage in retirement.
18:31 – Reducing Australian tax on your British pension.
20:34 – Investing children’s inheritance for best returns.

Pay off your mortgage or boost up your super? Jason Featherby has the answer!

3:19 – What is Vanguard and which fund should I choose?
5:26 – Trust fund vs share investment for grandchildren’s future.
10:20 – Tax liabilities for adult children on inherited super funds.
11:47 – Medicare tax charges on an inherited estate.
13:14 – Spousal authority to claim insurance.
14:44 – Should you use your super to pay off your mortgage when you are 60+?
17:29 – Claim sickness and disability entitlement against lost super policies.

Jason Featherby answers the question – what are the risks with cash?

5:27 – Safer alternatives to keeping cash at home.
7:52 – What should you do with your cash in between property ownership?
9:18 – “Second tier banks” and good short term interest rates.
10:13 – Tips for avoiding risks with your cash in the short term.
12:28 – Personal contributions to super guide.
14:03 – Get the most out of extra cash when you are 10 years pre-retirement.
15:50 – Making the most out of a generous cash inheritance.
17:37 – Getting rid of little debts by consolidating.
18:52 – Australian Government guarantee on up to 250k deposits.
19:37 – Why a bank would stop offering services for self managed super funds.

Redundancy, retirement and reverse mortgages with Jason Featherby

2:43 – How redundancy payments are taxed.
4:40 – Why you should avoid a reverse mortgage and what to do if it’s too late.
11:11 – The difference between old and new redundancy packages.
12:35 – Lump sum payments into super funds.
14:02 – Why be a self-funded retiree?
15:55 – Demystifying financial advisor and super fees.
18:10 – How to get a mortgage if you are self-employed.
20:36 – Saving for your Grandchild’s future.

Jason Featherby on Afternoons talking mortgages, investment and superannuation

02:05 – Owning a rental and choosing between a self managed fund or and income stream.
04:10 – Can you run your business through a property from my self managed super fund.
05:10 – Would you recommend paying off the mortgage first or put money into super?
10:23 – Being mortgage free at retirement.
11:25 – Is 50 (years old) too late to make a financial plan?
12:40 – What are the downsides of still having a mortgage when you retire?
13:42 – The pros and cons of selling an investment property pre or post retirement.
14:45 – How much can I contribute to my super? (Super Caps)
15:35 – The reason why people take longer to pay off their mortgage.

How much financial help should you provide your kids? With Jason Featherby

07:03 I have a few rental properties, when should I sell?
09:10 The benefits of teaching kids to save money rather than make money
12:40 Are you better off putting your money in a term deposit, supa or paying off your house?
13:45 Fixing the minimum super percentage withdrawal for your pension.
16:05 How to improve your credit rating?
16:30 Paying off tax bills
20:00 What do financial advisors do when they meet up with you?

To take out your Super or to let it continue compounding, that is the question with Jason Featherby

2:15 How will accessing your super early affect your future?
2:20 The impact for 25-30 years old.
3:50 The impact for 50 years and over.
5:00 Can I check my super history since 1990?
5:45 Finding lost Super.
6:05 Should you file your tax return now or wait for single touch payroll?
7:15 How much money do you need for retirement?
12:10 How do you transition to retirement?
14:15 The age to start thinking about a retirement plan for business owners.
15:15 How to recover super from overseas work?
17:00 Should I take out my super and reinvest or leave it in the superfund?
18:30 Are supposed to be winning or losing money with your super?

Why investors have gold fever?

Jason Featherby sat down with Mark Gibson to talk about the rising interest in Gold investments and the reasons behind it.

3:02 Price of gold on the rise.
3:25 What drives the price of gold?
5:32 How do you invest in gold?
5:45 1) Buy physical gold.
6:05 2) Buy paper gold.
6:21 3) Buy Gold Stocks.
7:02 Investing in the poor man’s metal: silver.
9:15 When to move a superannuation cash component back to a share component?
12:00 Can you invest in gold through your super fund?
13:35 How much should your superfund fees be?

Jason Featherby at his compassionate and informative best!

04:40 How can I access my super early?
07:00 Accessing your super early in the event of unforeseen sickness
13:15 The benefits of an industry super fund
15:30 Do industry super funds include life insurance policies?
17:35 Withdrawing super and placing it into the bank
19:32 The balance between your super fund and full pension eligibility
20:25 Advice on your superannuation binding death nomination and benefactors

Understanding the Basics of Investing

2:52 5 simple tips to start investing
3:04 (1) Identify your personal goals
3:27 (2) Make a budget and make it realistic
3:44 (3) Determine what type of investor you are
4:02 (4) Start investing sooner rather than later
4:10 (5) Get some good advice
5:10 Should we keep our investment property or sell it?
7:40 We’ve recently lost about 8% of our super due to COVID, how should we be protecting in?
12:52 How long does an employer have to pay contributions to their employees?
15:12 My husband is due to retire in a few months, but I will continue working part-time. Should I leave my super as is or should I start a transition to retirement pension?
18:10 What do I do to help get a better rate?
19:31 Should I be taking money out of my super to pay off my mortgage?

Pension discounts and industrial tenants not paying rent… Jason Featherby has the answers

2:30 Is now a good time to dip your toes into the property market?
5:55 Can you close a company that owes you money?
10:42 How can you get a commercial tenant out of your property?
13:34 Do you have to pay tax when you withdraw superannuation?
15:40 Asset and income testing for the pension
18:10 Eligibility for the current renovation grants

How men and women have spent their early Super

Index funds, power of attorney and salary sacrifice

2:22 What do you do if you go over the superannuation contribution fund cap?
5:06 Is now a good time to contribute concessional superannuation?
8:40 What are you going to do in retirement? Plan for it well in advance is Jason’s advice
10:40 How to get started investing in index funds
12:33 Is it smarter to pay extra on your home mortgage or should you put it into super?
15:00 Are there any ramifications of putting the 10K super withdrawal back into your super if you didn’t need it?
17:20 Is it too late to swap funds if you have already retired?
19:47 What happens to your superannuation if you’re going through power of attorney?

Tips For Finding a Financial Planner

3:30 What you should be asking when trying to find a Financial Planner
3:45 (1) Make sure what your planner is offering matches your expectations
4:13 (2) Sign a Service Agreement
4:45 (3) Be realistic about your goals
5:28 (4) If you don’t understand something coming from your Financial Advisor, don’t be afraid to ask
6:15 Can you move shares across to super, without selling and paying capital gain? Do you need a self managed super fund?
7:45 Are fixed or variable home loans more advantageous?
8:36 Should I be putting extra savings into super or buying a house?
12:53 More tips for finding a financial planner
12:54 (5) Don’t agree to invest in anything you don’t understand
13:12 (6) Make sure the advice you get is understandable
13:20 (7) Make sure you’re not being promote a elf managed super fund when you don’t need one
13:43 Using a binding financial agreement to merge assets with a partner
18:49 What to expect from a meeting with a financial planner
20:13 How much do you need to have in super to get an income of $50-$60 000 a year in retirement

Jason Featherby is urging you to plan for the end of the financial year and consider your Super

5:45 Accessing lost super – what to do if you don’t have an active super fund?
10:00 TPD – some advice around claiming
13:50 Transferring shares into your super
17:50 Declaring allowances in the UK through the ATO

Jason talks JobSeeker on 6PR

TPD insurance – what is it and the changes you NEED to know about

4:06 Living overseas? What should you do with your super?
7:05 Self employed – what to do about self contributions?
9:25 If you have separate life insurance should you keep TPD insurance?
13:50 How many time can you claim on a TPD?

Financial Advice From Knight Financial Advisors Jason Featherby

4:45 Getting your home loan interest rates down during COVID – you don’t get without asking
9:45 How to decrease your fixed interest rate with your bank
12:35 Dividend reinvestment plan vs. share purchase plan
14:45 Should you take the 10k our of super for a home deposit
18:00 Having half your super in shares and half in cash – is it safe to have the shares in speculative shares
20:10 How much paid work can you do before it affects your ‘retired’ status

Redraw Versus Onset and Other Financial Issues

1:30 The pros and cons of fixed vs. variable interest rates
6:10 Offset v.s putting it straight into the loan
10:22 Hanging into superannuation after the COVID crash
13:50 Having cash in a self managed super fund, what should you do with it?
16:00 Do offset accounts and redraws essentially do the same thing?
18:00 Is it a good idea to have a split home mortgage across fixed interest and variable?

Superannuation and Ensuring Your Financial Prosperity During These Global Pandemic Times

2:51 Depositing into your superannuation – do you need to notify the tax department if you make a contribution catch-up?
4:55 Best advice for getting rid of capital loss: who to turn to?
7:45 Switching your super to cash: is it a good idea right now?
11:20 Is now a good time to invest in property if you have no debt, or would it be better to just contribute to super?
18:09 What should you do if you really only have your super and you’re approaching retirement?

Thinking about withdrawing early from your super?

Jason had a brief chat with Steve and Baz this morning about what withdrawing early from your super could mean for you.

If you’re around 30 and take out $10,000 from your super now, You could miss out on $120-$130k when you retire.

Preparing Your Investments for the Current and Post COVID-19 Climate

4:22 Why does income protection not cover loss of employment?
6:18 Now is the time to reassess your investments but switching your super to cash might not be the best move
11:45 Is Bitcoin a good investment when taking into considerations the risks?
13:00 Starting a self managed super
17:25 Is now a good time to sell an investment property or would it be better to get a tenant for the time being?

COVID-19 Superannuation Withdrawals and Investment Advice

2:00 As a casual worker and your job has been made dormant, can you still apply for the super withdrawal?
5:00 Is it worth investing in the share market now while it is so low?
9:20 Adjusting your super to increase your pension
12:15 The JobKeeper payments – how does it work?
14:25 What do you do if the JobKeeper payment is not going to sustain you?
17:40 What kind of investment mix should you have in your portfolio?
21:21 What age can you access your super during the pandemic?

Protecting Pensioners Money

3:21 If you’re a retiree, what can you do to limit the financial impact of COVID-19?
5:44 Where do you start if you’ve never bought shares before?
7:10 If you claim the government stimulus package benefits, will you have to pay them back?
11:23 Redrawing on your home mortgage to invest in a self managed super fund. Is it a good idea?
14:13 Diversifying your share portfolio at a later stage in life, is it a good idea?
16:30 Does the co-super contribution still exist?

In These Uncertain Financial Times, Jason Featherby Has Calming Advice

3:00 Jason explains some of the new Stimulus Package benefits that may relate to you
8:08 Making sure that employees are getting paid their super
11:08 How to make sure you’re eligible for the stimulus payments if you’re a sole trader
13:42 Switching your super to cash. Is now the right time?
16:11 If you have transferred your super to cash, will it be okay to move it back to shares?
19:08 Taking money out of your super to pay off debt – pros and cons
20:36 Self employed sole traders – how to register for the stimulus benefits

Traversing The Stock Market In These Unprecedented Times

4:51 Health Minister daily briefing
8:02 Should you continue salary sacrificing into super during this time?
18:55 Buying shares – should you buy individual shares or shares that represent the whole market?

Is This the Biggest Financial Crash Since the GFC?

3:36 How do you survive a market crash?
4:30 In times of crisis, what are financial advisers doing?
6:05 Is now a good time to switch your super to cash?
8:48 Can you sell a house that has been inherited to your super fund?
15:40 If you cash in your long service leave as opposed to taking it, can you use this to top up your super?
18:09 Why are people selling shares at a time when they should be holding on?
21:00 If you retire and claim your super and then go back to work, can you start contributing to super again?

Coronavirus and its Impact on the Economy

1:26 Coronavirus’ disruption to the supply chain and your household budget
2:33 If the opportunity presents itself, should I pay off my mortgage outright or hold onto the money and use it elsewhere
6:18 The differences between retail and industry super funds
8:30 I recently sold a block of land and want to gift money to sick siblings, how much am I able to give?
12:49 Using managed funds and an offset account to reduce interest on a mortgage
16:18 Using a transition to retirement account or taking superannuation as a lump sum to reduce the impact of share market fluctuations
18:05 Investing super directly into property to make profit in a tax free environment
20:16 Selling an investment property and placing the money into super before retirement age
22:06 I own my own property and have just had a large sum of money come through maturity, what should I do with it?
23:50 Jason’s advice on the Coronavirus and its impact on the Australian economy
24:00 (1) Don’t panic and keep things in perspective
24:33 (2) If you have cash on the sidelines, don’t deploy it all at once but do start chipping away at stocks that you have your eye on
24:40 (3) Make sure you’ve got your asset mix right

Tax Return Problems and Superannuation Advice

3:00 Bank error resulting in tax return being payed to the wrong person.
7:10 Leaving your superannuation account with your adult kids after you die.
12:45 Can I lodge an old tax return?
14:45 Accessing your super once you meet your preservation age.
15:55 Using your eftpos card to tap on and off public transport.
16:50 Accessing a family member’s super after they have died.
18:20 Concerns and advantages of a cashless society.

Helping your Children Buy Real Estate

1:03 Helping children move out of home
5:55 Using Insurance Bonds to help set your children up financially
9:15 I have an offset account with more money than my investment property’s mortgage. Should I put it into my Super?
15:17 Are Insurance Bonds for kids still available?
16:32 Putting money into super through salary sacrificing
18:43 Compound Interest for super
19:40 Contributing to super after retirement
21:28 Final tips for helping kids buy real estate

Seeking a Better Deal From Your Bank

1:55 Loyalty to banks
2:18 When does the ATO receive money from closed superfunds?
5:51 The process of consolidating superfunds
7:35 When should you stop paying life insurance?
8:43 Fees and charges for superfunds
12:23 Why should you change your bank?
12:43 Getting a better deal from your bank
13:38 Banking with one bank and lending with another
16:32 Getting a better deal when you’re new to a bank
18:30 Superannuation lending and the big banks
20:56 How to take money out of super without attracting 15% interest

Income protection – the things you need to know

6:15 – Are you better off to pay off your mortgage as you near retirement or focus more on your super?
15:00 – Is it worthwhile to pay off a small mortgage on your house by withdrawing from your super?
20:20 – Income protection, what you need to know

2020 Financial Resolutions

3:00 – Most common new years resolutions
4:20 – Credit card debt
6:00 – Where to start if you’d like to start buying shares
8:45 – What you should be asking a financial planner
13:25 – Salary sacrificing into super or focus on paying your mortgage, what’s a better approach?
15:34 – Is it possible to transfer privately purchased shares into your superannuation portfolio

Edit Spending over the Festive Season

1:39 – Australian’s racked up around 30 billion dollars in debt over 2018 Christmas
7:20 – The best way to budget around Christmas and the New Year
10:00 – If your loved ones can wait – buy their presents after Christmas
15:40 – Tax implications of income protection and receiving payouts

Perth property – what’s going on?

5:20 – Investing in the big banks?
8:39 – How can you assess what your property is worth and whether it is actually profitable
11:50 – At 71 years of age, do you need a financial advisor?
14:11 – Debt free and mortgage free, what’s the best way to save for retirement?
17:38 – Consolidating two home loans into one across two properties. How does this work when you decide to sell?

Lost super – where does it go?

3:30 – 8 superannuation accounts – the best way to consolidate
6:50 – investing in bluechips or ETF – what’s the best approach
11:05 – the rules around lump sum super contributions and withdrawals
16:43 – navigating superannuation insurance and fees
18:55 – private health, is it really as necessary as everyone says?

Avoiding Lifestyle Creep

2:03 Why do we spend everything we make and find it hard to save?
3:46 How to avoid lifestyle creep
3:49 (1) Pay yourself first
4:33 What should you do if you have debt?
5:28 Where does lifestyle creep come from?
6:45 How to use a line of credit to stop lifestyle creep habits
10:34 Using superannuation to buy a block of land
12:11 Tips on avoiding lifestyle creep cont.
12:19 (2) Do a budget
12:52 (3) Reduce your credit card limits
13:29 I’m looking to start a new business, should I lease out the commercial property or purchase it?
16:26 The pros and cons of a Transition to Retirement pension
19:25 Advice on an investment opportunity
21:31 Equity release and reverse mortgages

Understanding Fixed Income

3:08 What is fixed income?
3:50 Other examples of fixed interest investments include bonds, mortgages, hybrid notes and term deposits.
4:05 How are they different to shares?
4:15 Understanding where they fit in your investment mix.
4:40 Do fixed income investments carry risks? If so, what are they?
(1) Credit risks.
(2) Inflation risks.
5:03 What are the benefits of fixed income investments?
(1) Receive a better income than what you would get from a bank in terms of a term deposit.
(2) Act as a volatility buffer, as you shouldn’t invest all of your money in shares and property.
6:19 Discussing GESB Gold State super.
7:51 Deciding whether to make smaller mortgage repayments in favour of larger GESB West State super contributions.
11:17 The disadvantages of purchasing a house through a company.
13:37 Salary sacrificing into super in order to make larger mortgage repayments.
18:11 What is the current political land scape looking like?

Self-Managed Super Fund Essentials

2:30 Discussing self-managed super funds: how do you know you should set one up? How do you keep them running and ensure they’re inline with the law?
2:54 Is it hard to set up a SMSF? Will you require a lawyer and accountant?
3:48 The ATO’s concerns with mismanaged self-managed super funds.
3:56 How much should you have in super before you contemplate setting up a SMSF?
5:44 How do super funds treat dividends?
10:22 The process of making Total and Permanent Disability (TPD) claims.
15:05 Reaching ‘preservation age’ and withdrawing funds from your superannuation.

How to Get the Best out of Your Bank

2:05 The Government has announced a new review of the banks
2:40 The benefits of researching banks
3:39 The income from my super is currently tax free because I am over 60, if I take on a part-time job, will I continue to have a tax-free super income?
7:23 Fees on Super
9:57 I’m intending to retire at the age of 60. What will happen to my super if I re-enter the workforce later?
11:03 Is there a good time in the financial year to retire?
13:23 Do I need to close my reset loan to access my pension entitlements?
16:05 Tips to get the most from your bank
16:06 (1) Do your research first
16:32 (2) Don’t be afraid to ask and to act
16:56 (3) Know what your property is worth
18:03 Is it better to pay off your home loan or put extra money into your super?
19:54 Is there a calculator to determine how an industry fund compares to the super fund I am using now?

Risk in Superfunds

2:08 What does a default or balanced fund within super mean?
3:28 How to choose a good financial advisor and how often you should see them.
5:52 Is the Downsizer contribution a once off initiative?
7:49 Recognising how balanced a balanced fund is.
10:35 I’m looking at semi-retirement. Can I still do an early withdrawal from my super?
12:25 Accessing super whilst still working.
14:15 Using super to pay the mortgage on a rental property.
16:30 Should university students be making voluntary contributions to their super funds?
18:29 How to know how to compare balanced funds.

Retirement. Where To Begin?

1:40 General thoughts on retirement
3:10 Where should I investment my money?
5:10 Is my little bit of super enough?
6:45 Commonwealth Seniors Health Care card contributions and eligibility
11:00 Why you need to consider starting a pension
14:02 What should I do with cash within my super?
16:10 Financial Planner advice. What do I need to consider?
18:45 What happens if my spouse retires and I continue to work?

Practical Tips to Reduce Your Household Debt

1:31 Household debt is close to 200% of our income.
2:02 Australia sits 4th in OECD countries in household debt.
2:45 Practical tips on reducing your household debt.
3:24 Claiming tax reductions on untaxed super contributions.
5:49 Discussing the black economy legislation.
9:00 Where to place sale proceeds in the short term before purchasing a new house.
12:48 Are quarterly superannuation payments detrimental to your super account?
15:09 Rolling over super funds.
17:49 Jason’s thoughts on the CommSec mobile app.
19:45 Superannuation advice following retirement.
21:13 There’s good debt and bad debt: the former enables you to build wealth in the longterm and whilst the bad diminishes in value.
21:30 Practical tips to help reduce your household debt.
21:38 (1) Change your behaviour by setting up a budget so that you can track your spending.
21:52 (2) Have a plan of attack for reducing debt, i.e., paying off smaller debts first.
22:03 Consolidate your bad debts into your mortgage.
22:17 Once you have everything under control, set up a regular savings plan.

Managing the Risk That We Might Outlive our Money

2:40 Since the GFC, the share market has doubled and interest rates have come down considerably.
3:10 We need to get used to lower returns and observe the greater risk that we might live longer than our money does.
3:17 As an executor, where to find details of the deceased’s share portfolio in order to complete probate.
6:37 Withdrawing lump sums from super, battling high fees and other super queries.
12:20 Paying off your mortgage rather than making super payments.
15:45 If a husband and wife bought two properties in their individual names, would they need to pay land tax?
16:54 Situation: Once I turn 60, can I take super out without having to pay tax? If I leave it to my children , will they have to pay tax?
18:17 Withdrawing a term deposit from the bank that’s matured and investing elsewhere.

Financial Advice

1:26 Options after receiving poor and detrimental advice from your mortgage broker.
7:05 Long term investment options for money given to children.
11:11 Assessing when to take out Total & Permanent Disability (TPD) insurance for your spouse.
14:03 Paying superannuation for employees that have claimed worker’s compensation.
17:04 Deciding whether to purchase a new house with your superannuation whilst your existing house is on the market, in your retirement.

Understanding Your Super Statement

1:09 A glowing testimonial for Jason Featherby!
3:00 Paying tax when you salary sacrifice.
5:00 In the next few months, 10 million super statements are going to come out. Why should you care about them and what should you look for?
5:38 (1) For most of us, apart from our family home, super is going to be our largest asset. If we get it right early, take control and make sure it’s invested correctly, we will get to take advantage of the compounded effect of its returns.
5:54 (2) The aged pension isn’t enough to sustain a comfortable retirement on its own. If you’re retired for over 20 years, it’s important to get as much super as you can so that it lasts as long as you do.
6:10 (3) The government offers tax advantages and benefits to contribute into super while we’re working, as well as when you’re retired to draw an income from your super.
6:30 Advice on when you get your super statement.
6:45 (1) One statement is ideal, unless you have a reason for having more than one superannuation account. If you don’t, look to consolidate your accounts.
7:07 (2) Look to see how much you’re paying and what you’re paying for.
8:31 The difference between lending yourself money from your own superannuation fund and lending your superannuation fund money, on commercial terms, to buy a property.
13:26 Is tax payable on trans-pension super accounts?
15:20 Situation: my mother is selling her house. Once the house sells, my sister and I will have power of attorney over her finances before she moves into an aged-care home. Where should we place the money in the interim?
18:29 Discussing the ongoing cost of financial advice.
20:53 Recap: try and consolidate your accounts; look at your fees to see what you’re paying for; make sure that the contribution your employer lists on your payslip is actually what’s going into your account; make sure you know where your money is invested; check your insurances and know what your balance is; and, compare your fund to others to make sure that you’re getting the best returns.

Retiring with debt, what you need to know

4:47 With a mortgage almost paid off but no super, what to do?
7:25 To sell or keep that investment property you have a mortgage on as you move into your later years?
13:25 Insurance on super, the need to know
15:35 Putting disposable income into investment and savings, the need to know
19:00 Putting money into a mortgage or super when you’re self employed

The Retirement Phase

1:45 What does a typical retiree look like?
3:24 Are you able to purchase shares in your children’s name?
5:10 What are some of the common issues that retirees face?
6:50 If you’re retired and living comfortably, should you bother to get financial advice?
10:35 Consolidating superannuation.
13:30 Can you take money out of your super to pay off your house while you’re still working?
15:45 How much super should you have in your 40’s.
19:10 Who to talk to about your superannuation.

Taking Investment Risks

2:44 How are interest rates and the stock market impacting people’s propensity to take risk?
2:58 Danger in chasing returns at different times and impossibility of timing the market.
4:07 Advantages of having a diverse investment portfolio in the first instance.
4:20 (1) Able to tinker with existing assets dependent on market conditions.
5:40 Giving superannuation the attention it deserves.
5:59 Making decisions on changing your super.
9:10 Deciding between continuing to add to an interest-only loan and offset account or principal and interest loan to pay off an investment property.
10:45 Setting up super contributions to an existing account in a new job.
12:27 Investment options for when you want to retain full access to your money.
15:15 Advice for self-employees looking to take out loans but feeling limited by the options available to them.
18:26 Knowing when accounting fees in your SMSF are too high.
19:42 Consolidating Gold State Super with West State Super and assessing the risks.

Diversifying Your Investment Mix

2:23 Including property in your investment mix.
2:50 The pitfalls of loading up your investment mix with property.
3:19 Discussing various loan options with no assets.
6:20 Qualifying for a pension when one spouse is of pension age and the other is not.
10:12 Scenario: Where to invest money that will be gifted to grandchildren between the ages of 2 and 15.
12:34 Where should property sit in your investment mix?
12:58 The downfalls of having property in your investment mix in retirement and the importance of having diverse, liquid assets.
13:48 Recent changes to closing inactive super accounts.
17:50 Claiming tax deductions and the eligibility for co-contributions.
20:00 Requirement by the bank to lodge probate after inheriting money through a deceased estate.

Tax Cut Changes

0:21 Recent tax cuts making it over the line and the impact on the financial system.
3:00 Advice for shopping around for low-fee superannuation funds.
6:02 Discussing the Premier’s pledge to bring 150,000 jobs to WA and the goal for population growth.
7:22 Intersection of increasing costs of living and the tax cuts.
11:15 Taking advice from the Barefoot Investor.
14:00 Nominating a next of kin as a beneficiary of your superannuation and explaining binding death benefit nominations.
16:17 How to receive the recent tax cuts.

Conservative or Active Investment Options

2:03 Ensuring you’re getting your money’s worth with your financial advisor.
4:09 Advice on managing your superfund: is it better to have a conservative or active approach?
4:56 Impact of low-interest rates on those that have been conservative and have had their money in term deposits or cash-based investments.
5:39 Moving out of cash-based investments and building an income-oriented portfolio.
6:54 Changes to capping fees on low-balance super accounts, banning exit fees and closing small, inactive super accounts.
9:25 Advice on investing in a term deposit or superannuation.
12:45 Can I put my employee contributions into my older spouse’s super so that I can access them sooner?
15:02 Will the changes to dormant super accounts affect Commonwealth super funds?
16:25 Discrepancy on earning 2% on a term deposit and Centrelink reporting earnings of 3.25%.
18:08 Is income protection for stay-at-home mums worth it or a waste of money?
19:45 Changing your gross payments so that you receive more in super than in your bank account.

Deeming Rates

1:49 It’s estimated that about a million retiree’s savings are earning less than “deemed” to earn.
3:04 What can you do about it?
3:05 (1) Spend some of your capital in the interim period where interest rates are low.
3:17 (2) Try and budget to see where you can cut back.
3:26 (3) Re-enter the work force part-time as a pensioner.
3:46 (4) Downsize the family home to create more capital.
3:52 (5) Take more risks with your investments.
5:03 Re-investing super when you’re nearing retirement age and have been made redundant.
7:51 Can you claim sickness benefits through Centrelink if you’re employed but have run out of sick leave?
11:36 Changes to interest rates on pensioner’s savings accounts.
14:40 Re-entering the workforce after retiring.
16:14 Scenario: Am I better off keeping my money in an offset account against my mortgage or moving it to shares due to low interest rates?

Your EOFY Checklist

01:50 – How to get your financial house in order for the 30th June
03:05 – Employer super contributions and tax deductions explained
04:20 – Failure to submit a tax return when retired
07:40 – Knowing your entitlements for tax deductions
08:15 – Small business owner tax deductions
11:40 – Super contributions whilst self employed and the benefits of doing so
13:50 – Family trust arrangements and distributing contributions to minors/children
15:25 – Should I pay my mortgage down, build up my super or invest in the kids?
18:50 – Investment advice
20:33 – Super contributions and the benefits of being under 25k
21:34 – Should I have multiple super funds?

Shop Now, Pay Later

2:26 How does Afterpay and other digital payment services work?
3:00 How the repayments of Afterpay work?
03:50 The risks of Afterpay and other payment methods?
05:12 The impact on your credit rating and living costs from digital payment services
06:20 Paying over $25,000 concessional contribution into super and the tax implications
11:00 Tax eligibility on super contributions whilst self employed
12:14 Single and no dependants – beneficiaries after death
13:50 Who can help you set up a will?
14:10 Fines/penalties concerning tax returns
15:45 How often should you review your fund management?
17:55 How to prepare for a Financial meeting?
19:35 Income protection insurance for the self employed

What Do The RBA Cuts Mean?

02:56 What does the RBA cuts mean for house rates?
03:40 The costs involved with moving your mortgage to another supplier.
04:50 Transferring money from one super account to another.
06:02 How can I get back on my feet financially?
09:24 Retiring with no superannuation what options do I have?
13:30 Assessing super fees.
15:11 Concessional caps with super and offsets explained.
17:25 Locked interest rates and paying it out early.
19:51 Insurance through super and upcoming changes. Who to consult?
21:38 How will the RBA cuts affect us and the economy?

How Much Super Should I Have?

2:15 Super recommended figures to retire comfortable
2:57 Maternity leave and superannuation options explained
5:25 The impact of not putting money into super on a risk/return basis
7:25 Super fund changes concerning insurance
10:45 Investing in Super or investing directly with the bank
12:09 How to start a super account and what to look for?
12:50 life insurance reviewing and considerations
14:44 Splitting of super with relationship separations
17:07 Split contributions of super explained
18:01 Investment advice for young people
19:50 Eligibility of salary continuance insurance when self employed

Act Now, Or Risk Losing Your Insurance Cover Through Your Super

02:06 – Check your Super or you could risk losing your insurance cover.
03:08 – Types of cover within super.
04:11 – Reasons to consolidate your Super accounts and what to look for.
05:26 – Banks flexibility with loans and the reason to shop around.
09:30 – How to put a value on an investment property after subdividing.
17:30 – Withdrawing Super and the tax consequences.
22:40 – What to do to keep your Super insurance cover.

The Upcoming Election and Potential Tax Changes

01:55 The changes to financial planning with a change of government.
02:53 Who is affected by interest rate changes.
03:55 Issues with accessing pension as a Dual Citizen.
06:45 Franking credits and tax rates.
10:50 Options for passive income from property.
14:56 Important upcoming changes to life insurance through superfunds.
16:54 Property capital gains and tax.
18:30 The importance of communication and keeping banks accountable for your rates.

Quitting Retirement

02:42 A growing number of Australians are quitting retirement and returning back to work. Why is that?
02:46 (1) Cost of living is rising for retirees.
03:28 (2) When we plan for retirement, we focus primarily on the monetary aspect of it. We don’t plan around our social lives, such as hobbies, volunteering and the like.
04:55 Alternatives to term deposits with a better return.
08:34 Getting around carried for losses with Centrelink when they label them as part of your income.
11:51 Capital gains tax and inherited shares.
14:51 Deciding whether to pay off your mortgage or contribute to super when you’re self-employed, but also have full-time employment as a PAYG.
17:47 Scenario: I’m 55 and for approximately $1,000 a year, my superannuation provider was offering me around $250,000 death cover. Is that a cost-effective offer or are there better options out there?

Holiday Houses

2:21 Is buying a holiday home the great Australian dream?
2:57 What should you consider before purchasing a holiday home?
4:04 Scoping a property manager for your holiday house.
4:49 The important distinction between labelling your holiday house a lifestyle choice, rather than an investment decision.
6:55 Refinancing an NRAS (National Rental Affordability Scheme) property.
11:34 Scenario: I have a line of credit linked to my personal account where I can pay a SMSF out. Is there any way I can create an agreement so that my line of credit is the bank?
13:28 Switching from an interest only loan to a principal and interest loan in order to pay off a tax-deductible property.
16:28 Investment advice for when you’re in your early 20s with a stable income and a decent amount of savings.
20:13 Is it possible to tax-deduct the repayments on a loan that was originally taken out on an investment property?

Superannuation Contributions

01:50 Superannuation contributions or do I pay off the mortgage?
03:33 Growth options in super and the historic returns.
04:14 The importance of knowing your balance & interest rates.
04:44 What mortgage features to look out for.
05:25 What benefits are there to adding to your super?
06:08 What are the drawbacks of adding to super?
07:18 Viewing super as an investment vehicle, rather than an investment in itself.
09:52 The eligibility of accessing super.
12:55 Gold State Super and retirement decisions.
16:10 Accessing super for a new business venture.

Negative Gearing

2:03 Labor are proposing to limit negative gearing tax breaks to new properties only.
2:40 What is negative gearing?
3:40 Why would limiting negative gearing work?
5:25 Should I be drawing 10% of super into a salary sacrifice for tax benefits?
7:45 The best ways to invest savings as a young adult.
11:33 What to do if you have income protection and insurance as part of a salary package and superannuation.
13:20 How to get access to a UK pension once you’ve returned back to Australia.
17:00 What to do if you are putting a large amount of money into your super and not getting a lot in return.
18:36 Self managed superfunds vs. industry superfunds.
19:37 How should I organise my self-managed superfund so that my wife will be able to access it once I’m gone.

Federal Budget Results

2:28 Can I receive a pension if I own my home?
4:32 Who are the winners of the budget?
6:00 What will the government focus on?
6:51 Receiving conflicting advice regarding exercising the authority given by an enduring power of attorney.
10:40 How to rapidly bolster your super when you’re approaching retirement age.
12:13 Deciding whether to take out a binding death benefit nomination or a will.
14:00 Adding funds received from a disability pension to super. 

18:00 Choosing income protection insurance.

How Much Super Do You Need to Retire?

0:28 How much money do you need to retire? We don’t need $1 million.
0:48 A lot of people work longer than they should, trying to save more and more, or they take outlandish risks.
1:04 A rule of thumb is that you need two thirds of your pre-retirement salary as a retirement income.
2:11 For a comfortable retirement, couples need around $60,000 and singles require $43,000.
2:30 How long does a pension normally last?
2:51 How much super do you require to retire on?
3:44 Tips on how to maximise your super.

2019 Federal Budget

2:18 Reasons for changing from DRP stream to cash dividends.
4:43 Scenario: I’m 56 and about to start a new job. Should I put the money towards my super or mortgage?
7:00 Why has the budget been brought forward from May to April?
7:20 Expectations of what to see in this year’s budget.
7:45 Who will benefit from the budget results?
8:30 Likely losers of the budget.
9:36 Benefits and pitfalls of transitioning to retirement pensions.
12:58 Investing money left to minors.
16:56 Putting money towards super or your mortgage when you’re self-employed and have little to no super in the first instance.
19:14 Switching from an interest only loan to a principal and interest loan to pay off an investment property.

How Much Money Do You Need for Retirement?

1:11 Salary sacrificing into super
3:34 Getting the best results from savings sitting in a bank account
6:32 Switching your superannuation to a retirement income stream
10:30 The truth about how much money you really need to retire, it might not be as much as you think
12:20 How much tax will you pay if you contribute more than the maximum concessional contribution to super
14:30 The changes to franking credits
16:00 Bringing over a large sum of money from the UK – what is the best course of action?
18:45 Maximising your pension by taking a holiday

Tips to Maximise your Aged Pension Entitlement

2:24 How to prepare yourself for retirement if you’re on a disability pension
6:50 Maximising your pension by contributing to your spouses superannuation
8:42 The difference between a binding and a non binding death benefit nomination
10:20 Do the banks really go through peoples transaction history?
12:45 The aged pension increase
13:34 Tips and tricks to maximise your aged pension entitlement
16:36 Approaching retirement with a number of assets
19:50 Leaving the public sector with a Gold State fund, what to do

Discussing Underinsurance

0:36 What is underinsurance?
0:58 The gap between what Australian families have in life insurance, and what we require.
1:10 Why do Australians underinsure ourselves and our families?
1:14 (1) Australians have a carefree attitude and it stops many of us confronting the possibility that we may suffer an insurable event.
1:40 (2) We’re not aware of the types of insurance available.
1:49 (3) 41% of Australians think that life insurance is too complicated.
1:54 (4) 1 in 4 Australians don’t know where to start when considering life insurance.
1:59 (5) 1 in 5 Australians think it’s too hard to select a product to suit their needs.
5:00 Scenario: my husband and I are both over 60 and have allowed our life insurance to lapse. Do we need it at this stage of our lives?
6:00 What happens to the life insurance that you took out with your spouse when you divorce?
10:46 Discussing income protection insurance.
14:12 Does your superannuation supply income protection and life insurance?
15:14 What’s the best longterm investment for my daughter who has money tucked away in a term deposit account?

Women’s Finances

1:53 Women retire, on average, with 42% less super than men. This is around $100,000 less.
2:03 Three reasons why this occurs.
2:07 (1) The average woman will take around 5 years off work to look after their children, resulting in 5 years where you’re not collecting super.
2:20 (2) When family members are ill, female partners tend to be the ones to take time off work to care for them.
2:32 (3) When women do go back to work, around half of them do so on a part time basis.
2:51 Suggestions on how to tackle these issues.
3:10 Tip: If you earn less than $40,000 a year, your partner can put up to $3,000 a year into your super and claim a $540 tax deduction.
3:43 Scenario: I am retired and have no super whatsoever. However, I have quite an extensive share portfolio that I own directly and pay tax on. Will I still receive my imputation credits?
7:16 Investing through Raiz accounts.
9:14 The importance of women discussing their superannuation with their spouses.
14:54 I am 55 years old and on a disability pension. What are my options to save?
18:47 Growing your super fund at retirement age when you can no longer make contributions.

Interest Only Loans

1:45 650 000 people in Australia has interest only loans, but many of them are due to mature or expire in the next 18-24 months.
2:34 I can access my super in about 7 years, but I don’t want it to go through another GFC. What should I do with it?
4:39 I got liquidated about 2 weeks ago and I’m quite weary of financial advisors. I realise I need to start somewhere, but I’m not sure where that is. How would you suggest I find a financial advisor?
6:18 I’m looking for some advice on using my superfund to develop a block of land I already own.
8:53 I have an investment property that I have used as my primary residence since 2007. It has been an interest only loan since leasing it in 2007, I’m worried about what will happen in 24 months when it does expire/mature.
13:25 I have retired recently, but I probably won’t need to use my superfund for a couple of years, what should I do with it in the meantime?
16:17 Tips to follow if you have an interest only loan that will convert to a principle plus interest loan over the next two years.
19:00 My partner and I are in our mid 50s and are looking for solutions to our finances. At the same time, we are getting calls for finance companies inviting us to dinners and seminars. What are the ethical considerations around this?

The Royal Commission and its Impact on Superannuation

2:16 66,000 people consolidated their super in the last three months of 2018.
4:46 I can’t get my last two superfunds consolidated into one. How can I do this?
6:26 Discussion on superfund fees.
7:50 I don’t have a lot of super, my wife has a good amount of super. I want to see a financial advisor, but I’m not sure where to go to find financial advice.
11:43 I have a large amount of annual leave and long service leave and I want to cash it in, but I’m worried tax will be a problem.
13:02 My superannuation went into a wrap product and the only way I can access funds is to go through a financial advisor. How do I get control of my superannuation?
16:42 Do ASX-50 and ASX-200 funds pay dividends?
17:39 Advantages to leaving super funds after retirement.
18:53 Discussion on where to start with superannuation consolidation, including how to roll funds over, where to roll them over to and what to be weary of.

Superannuation Consolidation

0:16 Discussion on superannuation consolidation.
0:53 Three ways to roll over your funds if you want to consolidate your superannuation.
1:43 What to be aware of when you are consolidating your funds.

Banking Royal Commission

0:19 Royal Commission findings and how they impact on financial planners.
1:57 Current opportunities for financial planners to attract a commission.
4:54 If the Royal Commission has achieved anything, hopefully people will be more aware of where their money is.
6:24 I received my 6-month super report and had lost $11,500. Questions for super financial advisors to get more of an idea about my personal super.
7:26 (1) Know where your money is invested and how much is in shares and how much is safe in cash, term deposits and bonds and whether it’s appropriate for you in your stage of life.
7:38 (2) Know how your return compares to the average return other Australians are getting.
8:25 The average cost of running a superannuation account.
9:24 I like to go to my broker and get things checked, which has generally come at no cost, but now it will cost money. How do I manage checking interest rates and insurances in the future?
9:37 When my wife and I moved to a self-managed superfund 12 years ago, we were charged an exuberant exit fee. Was this legal?
15:58 Advice for people changing super-funds.
16:45 I went through a divorce in 2009 and was given papers to sign for my mortgage, one being an insurance policy that only lasted 5 years. The bank manager has since been sacked for wrong doings. Am I able to get that money back?
19:44 Tax income and super discussion.

Franking Credits

3:03 I’m a self-funded retiree and want to learn more about Labor’s proposed changes to imputation credits will affect me.
5:38 Options for you if you are in a situation where you will be affected by imputation credits.
6:07 (1) Look at other ways of investing, such as those that pay distributions rather than dividends.
6:28 (2) If you are on the borderline of receiving an aged pension but you are a little bit over the assets test limit, you might think about spending money to get yourself under the top asset threshold.
7:45 If Labor are elected and if the changes are enacted through legislation, there will be ways to minimise your loss of income by diverting funds elsewhere and seeking advice.
8:05 If I’m self-employed, am I better off paying myself superannuation than paying down my mortgage as much as I can?
12:00 Scenario: I’m 60, self-employed and recently acquired a sum of money. Am I better off to invest it or pay it into my superannuation?
15:23 Putting income generated from an investment property into superannuation.
17:15 Are employees obliged to salary sacrifice or can they refuse to do so?
18:16 Discussing super co-contribution.
20:24 Can I keep my franking credits if I receive a part-pension?

Old Age Pension

0:28 The government has announced that they might make room in their May budget for several one-off lump sum payments for pensioners.
0:55 The good news for pensioners is that they are intending to pay these lump sums before the election.
1:21 Discussing the pension rate for singles and couples.
1:44 What is the definition of a “modest” retirement for singles and couples?
2:10 What is classified as a “comfortable” retirement?
3:18 Tips on how to maximise the aged pension.
3:25 (1) If you’ve married a younger spouse, you can put some money into their superannuation fund while they’re under pension age and you’re over pension age.
3:56 (2) Making gifts of either $10,000 a year or $30,000 over five years. These gifts are assets that Centrelink won’t consider.
4:17 (3) Spend money on renovations before retirement. These renovations can increase the value of your home whilst making it retirement ready, and any money spent on your house won’t be assessed by Centrelink.
4:38 (4) Take out a funeral bond.
4:44 (5) Treat yourself and spend some money.

2018 in Review

01:38 What is the current state of interest rates and how will they influence the housing market?
05:40 As conditions are difficult for borrowing money, what other options are there for consumers?
08:24 How will the upcoming election influence consumer’s investment choices?
11:50 Who will benefit and who will be disadvantaged from interest rate cuts?
13:00 Gifting children a preens that “grows with them”.
13:50 The advantages of gifting your child an investment portfolio.
14:50 Franking credits and their impact on shares held in a self managed super fund and a trust.
16:42 Gifting investment bonds to children at a young age.
18:17 Setting a small amount aside each fortnight for your grandchildren’s future.

Self Managed Super Funds Explained

1:01 Self managed super funds explained in simple terms.
1:51 What are the motivations behind setting up a self managed super fund?
2:29 Three major risks of self managed super funds.

5:03 What are the alternatives to a self managed super fund?
6:23 Overspending during the Christmas season.
7:06 Advice on taking out a bank loan when you have multiple credit cards.

Managing Christmas Spending

01:54 Tips on Christmas spending.
03:54 Closing a private super fund with shares still remaining in it.
07:43 The benefits of budgeting when purchasing gifts.
11:57 Lodging a tax return when you’re on Centrelink.
12:50 Purchasing farmland through a superannuation fund.
15:33 Amalgamating four different superannuation funds into one account.
18:05 Creating a self managed super fund with multiple members.
20:28 How to consolidate separate investments into one portfolio.

Stock Market Collapse

0:19 What does the stock market collapse mean for the average stock market investor?
1:38 What it means for you if your superannuation is invested in shares.
03:39 How old do I have to be to access my entire super?
04:50 Three tips for mum-and-dad investors when the share market goes down.

Should Superannuation Be Compulsory?

01:52 A recent Parliamentary report suggests that if superannuation was not compulsory, Australians would opt out.
02:12 Why would people opt out of their superannuation?
04:14 Risks of opting out of your superannuation.
06:59 What are the best monetary options when travelling overseas?
11:38 Transitioning to a retirement pension when you haven’t reached retirement age.
15:20 How can I rollover funds from one superfund to another?
17:30 Rolling over funds from a private superfund to a GESB account.
20:05 Is it possible to claim your super before you reach retirement age if you’re on hard times?

Self Managed Super Fund Week Special

02:19 Risks that are prevalent in self managed super funds.
05:01 Are self managed super funds suitable for everyone?
06:03 Financial planning at every stage of your life.
09:13 Investment possibilities for recipients of a disability pension.
12:06 What’s best for the future: should I set up a self managed super fund or look at investing?
13:43 Is it possible to dip into my super to pay off my mortgage, and then repay my super?
15:46 What are the deductions on my superannuation statement?
17:23 Scenario: I had $25,000.00 in a fixed term deposit, however, I didn’t receive a great return on it. What other investment options do I have?
18:39 The risk of buying property “off the plan

Investment Properties

0:47 Navigating capital gains tax.
01:27 Why should I buy an investment property?
02:00 Bailing out of your investment property.
03:17 Scenario: I have been running at a loss for several years on my investment property. What are my options?
04:40 Is it advisable to purchase an investment property in the current market?

Why now is a good time to ask your bank for money

03:20 Making the decision to change your financial advisor
05:24 Four things you need to consider when approaching a bank for services
10:56 Why don’t large banks like to lend small amounts of money?
13:56 Depositing large sums of money into super as a retiree, how safe is it?
17:32 What is the difference between insurance cover and death cover?
19:50 What is a good percentage rate to be paying for super and how do you find out how much you’re paying?

Money Talks

01:00 How much should I be putting aside into my super if I am on a Carer Allowance?
02:15 How to choose the right superannuation fund for you.
02:50 The importance of meeting with a financial advisor to review insurances and super premiums
04:16 I have a substantial amount of money in the bank and consider myself risk averse. Should I take the plunge and invest it?
05:41 I am in my late twenties. Should I prioritise paying into my superannuation fund or paying off my mortgage?

Helping your children enter the housing market, the dos and the don’ts

01:55 Should we be helping our kids buy their first home?
02:41 Evaluating your children’s financial situation.
04:00 Are the younger generation seeking financial advice and should they?
05:30 Is it a good idea to put you super into higher risk investments at a later stage in life?
08:20 Is the income drawn from your super a taxable income?
12:40 Receiving a UK pension.
16:05 Inheriting a sum of money, what should you do with it?
17:54 State Government Gold State Super, what does it mean for you when you retire?

Unpaid Super Entitlements

03:07 Who’s most at risk for unpaid super entitlements?
03:55 How to cross-reference your payslip against your super balance?
05:20 Where to get help if you think you may have unpaid super?
06:30 How to approach your employer to seek clarification on your super?
08:28 Scenario advice: pre-retirement planning and investment options if you had over $600,000 in your super.
15:30 Getting early access to your super and application due to financial hardship.
17:30 Investment options for those who’re approaching preservation age and how to start your transition to retirement.
22:00 Combing super policies and multiple insurances

Findings from the Banking Royal Commission Interim Report

2:28 Outcome of inquiry into banking and finance – Interim report findings highlights
4:23 What it means for us?
6:25 First colonial investment
10:07 Self-manage accounts (SMA)
13:22 ‘Bring forward’ rule for superannuation fund
15:15 Pension and conventional scheme
17:26 Deferred annuity
19:05 Banking credit
20:39 Outcome and what it means for us

Investment Advice

1:30 AMP plan advice
4:22 Keep or sell investment property
7:49 Life insurance and superannuation
12:30 Superfund policy for part-time/casual work
15:51 Selling property and capital gain/status
18:06 Superfund and life insurance advisers

Talking Money with Kids

2:06 Life insurance fees explained and the process of moving life insurance ownership
4:57 The bull vs. bear market and how they’re characterised
6:04 What is irrational exuberance
6:23 What could stop the bull run
8:29 Recommended split of growth and defensive assets in super
16:50 Market crashes vs market corrections
18:08 Having a financial advisor and not receiving any advice – what to do
20:30 Why it’s so important to read your super statement properly
21:10 When to start getting financial advice
23:30 Can you access super to clear a debt?

Bull vs. Bear Markets

1:20 Highlighted research statistics
2:56 Four types of parents who deal with money and kids differently
4:58 Teaching Kids about money
7:33 Investment debt and mortgage
11:01 Importance to see physical value of money
12:20 Starting a super fund for children
13:50 Investment property
17:05 Starting up super fund for apprentices and university students
19:43 Setting up trust or investment bond for kids
21:09 How to approach the discussion of money with your kids

The 5C’s of Lending

3:30 the 5 C’s of lending
3:50 at what age should you consider an aggressive portfolio mix for your super?
5:20 the sleep test for how many growth assets you should have in your super portfolio
6:00 how much do you need to set up a self managed super fund
7:20 restrictions on investing in international properties with your super
13:08 are you better off to claim a tax deduction on your voluntarily super contributions or taking the tax benefit of not paying tax at all?
14:45 how and why do interest rates change throughout the duration of a loan?
17:50 when should you start making voluntary super contributions?
21:00 the 5 C’s of lending explained
22:50 how to get into the stock market

Super Productivity Explained

4:40 receiving a TPD payment inside and outside of super
7:28 voluntarily putting money into super over the age of 75
10:20 the underperformance of super funds identified by the productivity commission
15:35 buying an index/ETF with money out of an SMSF
17:25 downsizing as an over 65-year-old

Changes to Super Insurance and the Implications on Young People

5:23 whether or not to take a payout if it’s an option
7:30 starting a family on only one income
10:02 should you diversify your investment portfolio if you’re 25 and in debt?
16:50 the cost of financial advice
19:20 super changes for people over 25 with less than $10,000 in their super
21:47 the importance of having income protection

Changes to Super Insurance and the Implications on Young People

5:23 whether or not to take a payout if it’s an option
7:30 starting a family on only one income
10:02 should you diversify your investment portfolio if you’re 25 and in debt?
16:50 the cost of financial advice
19:20 super changes for people over 25 with less than $10,000 in their super
21:47 the importance of having income protection

Changes to Super Insurance and the Implications on Young People

5:23 whether or not to take a payout if it’s an option
7:30 starting a family on only one income
10:02 should you diversify your investment portfolio if you’re 25 and in debt?
16:50 the cost of financial advice
19:20 super changes for people over 25 with less than $10,000 in their super
21:47 the importance of having income protection

Recent Budget Changes Explained

2:15 putting money into super as an over 65-year-old
3:40 planning your super contributions year to year
3:50 income protection policies and annual leave
6:25 the minimum you’re allowed to have in super before your pension reduces
8:10 does your wife/husbands HECS debt impact you at tax time?
16:20 asset test limit for singles – the maximum
17:30 selling shares and offsetting capital gain by contributing to super
22:55 withdrawing money out of your super if you have a chronic illness

New Tax Thresholds Explained

3:40 making the most of your super while you’re under 30 for a better retirement
7:10 what do the new tax thresholds mean?
8:30 what are undeclared capital gains
14:20 what commission financial advisors get on insurance?
17:45 as someone over 50 what investment should you be focusing on in your super fund?
20:10 military super and the rules

Top 5 financial regrets of Western Australians

3:00 investing in rare coins
6:08 1) not saving enough and or spending recklessly
7:04 regretting not investing in cheap shares and then seeing them increase
7:50 2) not studying enough or studying the wrong thing
8:30 3) poor financial planning
16:15 4) 19% of Australians wished they invested more earlier
17:00 5) investing in the wrong things
19:00 emotional decisions about spending money on pets
20:04 investing in gold, the do’s and don’ts

11 Signs you’re going to be wealthy

2:18 thinks he is about 5 off the total 11
2:36 1) start saving for retirement as soon as your start work
3:45 2) always make loan repayments in full and on time
4:45 3) shop around and look for deals
8:00 4) prepare for the unexpected – always have an emergency fund
13:40 5) don’t spend what you earn
14:20 6) contributing more than the minimum super contribution
17:10 complications to buying a house and renting it out
21:10 Consolidating your super once your mortgage is paid off
22:30 7) having everything you need but not everything you want
23:00 8) progressing in your career and asking for pay rises
23:30 9) you don’t spend too much on housing – 30% of your income
23:50 10) your money in in diversified and aggressive investments
24:20 11) you don’t have credit card debt

Self Managed Superannuation Funds

3:00 How much a self managed superannuation fund costs
5:00 Why do people set up a self managed super fund
7:15 Is now a good time to reevaluate property investment
14:40 The best way to grow your superannuation fund
17:00 Accounting costs involved in a self managed superannuation fund
20:30 Is it a good idea to switch your super provider close to retirement
22:50 Where to start if you don’t have a super fund

Financial Literacy

1:50 Knight financial health check – what’s involved
4:10 Financial literacy explained
5:00 Why a basic understanding of financial literacy is intertwined with your financial state
6:30 Is a bridging loan a suitable option when purchasing a house?
08:10 What could a financial planner do for you if you are financially stable?
11:30 Is it worthwhile going to an independent financial advisor rather than one at your bank?
13:25 Putting money aside for children – the best options
15:20 Tax implications when taking money out of a public trust fund
17:30 Businesses getting financial advice – the services available
19:15 Turning your super into an income stream – how to

Market Corrections

2:55 What has caused the recent slump in the market
4:20 What is a market correction
6:00 Readjusting your investment mix
13:30 If 50% of super investment is in shares what is the other 50% investment mix
15:50 Changing your beneficiary on your super nomination form
17:10 Keeping your super in high growth, is it safe
18:30 The rules of selling your home and contributing the profit to super
19:40 Where do you go to find out where your super is being invested
21:00 The different types of super investment funds
22:00 Finding your lost super funds and rolling them in to one

A Lesson in Bitcoin

1:20 What is money?
2:10 What is Bitcoin?
3:20 What can you buy with Bitcoin?
5:10 What should you be doing financially at the age of 18?
12:50 Is Bitcoin dangerous?
16:00 Government co contribution to superannuation, what is it?
19:15 The best investments for your children’s savings
21:10 Will Bitcoin ever replace money?

Market Corrections

2:55 What has caused the recent slump in the market
4:20 What is a market correction
6:00 Readjusting your investment mix
13:30 If 50% of super investment is in shares what is the other 50% investment mix
15:50 Changing your beneficiary on your super nomination form
17:10 Keeping your super in high growth, is it safe
18:30 The rules of selling your home and contributing the profit to super
19:40 Where do you go to find out where your super is being invested
21:00 The different types of super investment funds
22:00 Finding your lost super funds and rolling them in to one

A Lesson in Bitcoin

1:20 What is money?
2:10 What is Bitcoin?
3:20 What can you buy with Bitcoin?
5:10 What should you be doing financially at the age of 18?
12:50 Is Bitcoin dangerous?
16:00 Government co contribution to superannuation, what is it?
19:15 The best investments for your children’s savings
21:10 Will Bitcoin ever replace money?

Saving Tips for Christmas

2:50 Fixing your loan
6:31 When Superfunds increase fees
8:20 Christmas Spending Statistics
15:15 The Top 3 Christmas Tips
17:20 Bank Shares and Capital notes
18:35 Transition to Retirement Pensions
19:34 Workers Compensation and tax
21:35 Using superannuation vs. Loans

Preparing for Retirement

2:40 Advice on high income taxes
5:20 Are Australians prepared for retirement?
17:56 Can you invest superannuation in crypto currency?
19:46 Advice on making extra contributions to superannuation
22:10 Setting up a superannuation
24:03 Advice on Bitcoin Schemes

Top 10 Questions asked by clients

10. How much do normal people spend in retirement?
9. Do insurance companies pay out?
8. How many clients do you have and what type of clients are they?
7. How often can I expect to hear from you and meet with you?
6. What qualifications and experience do you have?
5. Are you independent or aligned with a bank?
4. How do I paylist tax?
3. What returns will I get if I invest with you?
2. What do you charge and how are you paid?
1. How much do I need to retire?

Reflecting on the 1987 Stock Market Crash

0:47 – Reflecting on the 1987 Stock Market Crash
2:23 – What caused the crash?
4:22 – Telstra shares
6:48 – Binary options
12:57 – Self-serve check-outs vs. customer service
16:00 – Superannuation maximum and the pension
18:58 – More about self-service checkouts

The ‘Gambler’s Fallacy’

1:10 – Intro to the ‘Gamblers Fallacy’ Theory and Psychology Traps of Financial Investing
3:05 – Anchoring Trap
4:15 – Not owning up to investment mistakes
5:55 – Avoidance Trap
6:20 – Superiority Trap
15:00 – Pro’s and Con’s of Annuity
17:20 – Risks of Bitcoins and other Virtual Currencies
19:25 – Land tax and overlapping settlement dates

Planning For Longevity Risks

Jason Featherby on longevity risk
3:34 – Why you need to plan for longevity risk
5:43 – What factors contribute to longevity
7:48 – What to plan for
8:44 – What happens if something changes

What Makes A Good Financial Planner

Jason Featherby on what makes a good financial advisor
1:35 – What makes a good financial advisor
19:17 – What is a non aligned financial planner?
20:10 – What are the kickbacks from large financial planner companies?
20:20 – What is a reasonable fee for a financial planner?
22:20 – Do you need to build a relationship with your financial planner?

Retirement Advice

Retirement planning advice from Jason Featherby
2:48 – Advice on retirement planning
6:16 – Underestimating the importance of growth
7:19 – Managing retirement when you get paid weekly
8:34 – Mapping out your retirement income
14:50 – How much should you have in reserve
22:22 – Assessing your risk profile for retirement

The strength of Australian dollar

The strength of Australian dollar
3:00 – Should Bitcoin be a legitimate crypto currency?
3:58 – Who are the winners and losers of the AUD?
6:30 – Who is not benefitting the rise of AUD?
14:57 – What’s the best way to buy foreign currency?
20:21 – Will the Reserve Bank of Australia increase interest rates?

Superannuation management

What happens to your superannuation when you pass away?
8:07 – Who can receive your superannuation?
9:12 – Who gets your superannuation if you don’t have a will?
18:20 – How to get your affairs in order
20:23 – How do you write your superfunds into one

Managing Debt

Managing Debt
2:40 – Why Australians have high debt?
5:13 – How debt can go wrong?
6:05 – Tips on how to manage your debt
7:12 – How to consolidate your debt
8:27 – Changing your behavior when managing debt
16:40 – How to handle your funds when you’re retiring
17:09 – Why you need to create a monthly budget list

Compound Interest

Compound Interest
3:00 – How does compound interest work?
4:20 – Is it worth investing in something like bitcoin?
6:00 – Examples of the power of compounding
13:00 – How to set up an account for compound interest?
14:30 – How to open a savings account that is difficult to access
16:30 – What to do now with new contribution limits to constitutionally assured superannuations funds
21:00 – Potential changes for the future of superannuation

Traditional Retirement

Traditional Retirement
– What does traditional retirement look like?
– Why and how is this model changing in the future?
– What are our future work habits going to be?
– Can you purchase property with Superannuation funds?
– Government introducing property downsizing tax breaks for retirees. 
– What is your age requirements for the pension age, and how to find out.


3:00 –
Typical situation a retiree is in
4:30 – How much are you going to need when you retire?
7:00 – Is it possible to freeze superannuation fees if you stop contributing for any reason
12:00 – Is it a good idea to set up a reverse mortgage if not currently working, but not retired yet
13:30 – Transitioning a superannuation fund into a pension fund
16:00 – Removing money from Superannuation when your account has been closed
18:20 – Where fees on superannuation fund withdrawals come from

Pre Retirees

Pre Retirees
2:30 – Defining a pre retiree, mortgage reduced or payed off, kids out of home, thinking about wealth management and retirement
3:20 – The main troubles are on reducing tax, and having enough to retire – making sure enough is put away, and in the right place.
6:30 – Where to invest tax effectively with reduced cap on superannuation
9:30 – What is the next step after heavily set up super fund to last the next 20 years
14:00 – Transition to retirement pensions
16:30 – Making sure your insurances are in place

Accumulators & Shares Investing

Accumulators & Shares Investing
2:30 – How to extract dividends from shares once they have been set up to reinvest
4:20 – How to sell shares individually or through brokers
5:30 – Advice for accumulators, 20-30’s with two income and no kids – the best way to spend their money to protect lifestyle.
11:30 – Investing in index funds (Vanguard) for retirement
14:00 – Advice on capital gains tax on selling shares that have been held for a long time
16:00 – Whether to invest or pay down mortgage for 20/30 year olds
18:30 – Deciding whether to sell or keep a poorly performing share

Income Protection & Insurance

Income Protection & Insurance
00.30 – According to a recent survey in Australia – 95% of Australians are under insured
02.30 – The average Australian insurance cover is $200,000, statistically we should have about $700,000 of cover
07.30 – Basic advice for claiming on your super for financial hardship
17.00 – Some of the reasons people don’t get paid out for insurance
22.00 – How to reduce your insurance as you get older to save your superannuation fund
23.00 – Taking out life insurance cover as a New Zealand citizen
25.00 – Will high cholesterol effect your ability to increase your life insurance?

Superannuation Statements

02:00 – Setting up a superannuation fund while under the age of 18.
04:00 – Consolidating superannuation funds.
14:00 – Understanding the rate of returns on a superannuation statement
15:00 – Do you pay tax when you have started a pension and are over the age of 60?
20:00 – Nominating a beneficiary to a superannuation fund.
22:00 – Superannuation fees while unemployed.

Retirement Planning

01:00 – How much do you need to retire?
The rule of thumb is 2/3 of your pre retirement income.

06:00 – Helpful tips to ease into retirement.
Going cold turkey could result in losing a sense of identity and purpose.

06:30 – Difference between a modest and comfortable retirement
19:30 – What to include in a will. It could be beneficial for your family to be less specific in the details.

Superannuation and Life Insurance

04:00 – Does a 20 year old really need life insurance?
08:00 – If you’re still with an old super fund you could be paying outdated fees. Shopping around for a new super fund could result in a more comfortable retirement.
12:00 – Winter energy supplement is a small win for pensioners.
14:00 – You could be paying for two seperate life insurance policies and have no idea.
21:00 – The difference between an active and passive management approach to investing.