A few weeks ago we wrote about income return – the return you get while you continue to hold an investment asset. This week, we turn our attention to capital return – the return you don’t get until you sell your investment asset.
Last week, for the third month in a row, the Reserve Bank of Australia hiked its target cash rate. The target rate is now 1.35%, up from the all-time low rate of 0.1% that it had been at since November 2020. So, what is the target cash rate? And why does it matter?
Inflation is starting to bite, and people on income support, such as aged pensioners, have not had their benefits adjust yet. This has many of our clients thinking about how best to cover the rising cost of living. Happily, the Commonwealth is here to help.
In our last article in May, we emphasized the need to get your super contributions in order before June 30. We discussed the ‘carry forward’ rules for non-concessional contributions. The feedback was excellent, so this week we want to talk about the ‘catch-up’ rules for concessional contributions.