Aged care payment options

When it comes time to investigate residential aged care for yourself, your partner, parent or relative, the search for a facility and how to pay for it can seem daunting. The system is complex, and decisions are often made in the midst of a health crisis.

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Lump Sum (one off) Withdrawals

If you are planning any large acquisitions in July that will require drawing down on your investments, superannuation or pension accounts, please be aware that most investment managers delay redemptions in the first weeks of the new financial year as they finalise their end of year accounts.To avoid any issues, we recommend you redeem any cash that will be needed in July, by no later than 15th June 2020 – or if possible, defer any large purchases to late July.PLEASE NOTE: All your regular payments (pensions etc.) will go through as normal. This temporary hold only relates to one off withdrawals.

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The problem with the term ‘balanced’…

Last week I talked about investment returns not necessarily to blow our own trumpet, but more to give reassurance that diversification works and that building in some downside protection can reduce the very big swings, single asset classes can have.

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Calm the Farm!

May, 15, 2020

Investment markets continue to fluctuate on the news cycle.  Better than expected unemployment numbers (still -14.7%) in the US and lots of rhetoric about lockdown easing’s saw a small rally last week and then this week markets lost most of that ground on the basis of sobering growth numbers on the global front.

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Unlocking the door

Lots of good news on easing of restrictions this week (unless you are in Victoria) and this has had a positive impact both here and in global markets.

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