Labor’s budget ‘gift’ to retirees might be higher interest rates

The Federal Government had next year’s federal election firmly in its sights with this budget, and retirees were among the beneficiaries of its fiscal largesse.

Nicholas Way | 15th May 2024 | More
Labor’s $3m cap proposal could repeat franking credits debacle

In the 2019 federal election, Labor’s proposal to abolish cash refunds for excess franking credits went down like a lead balloon. So, will the $3 million cap proposal see Labor revisit history?

Kevin Pelham | 15th May 2024 | More
The right pet can bring unbridled happiness to retirees

It was the French author mononymously known as Colette who famously wrote, ‘our perfect companions never have fewer than four feet’. Pets do bring enormous happiness to retirees. But it’s critical to get a pet that suits the retirees’ lifestyle, budget and physical well-being.

Matthew Sainsbury | 15th May 2024 | More
News
The naked truth about fake news and how to recognise it

In an era of fake news, it’s getting more difficult to separate fact from fiction. Yet it’s imperative we do so because the consequences for being deceived can be enormous.

Nicholas Way | 1st May 2024 | More
Welcome to The Golden Times

Retirees face challenges and opportunities. At The Golden Times, our ambition is to assist you navigate the former – especially financial – while revealing the new vista of opportunities a secure and dignified retirement can bring.

Nicholas Way | 10th Apr 2024 | More
Most billionaires now inherit their money, as great wealth transfer begins

It’s the first time in nine editions of the UBS Billionaire Ambitions Report that the ultra-rich inherited more money than they earned through entrepreneurship, suggesting the $68 trillion intergenerational wealth transfer is already well under way.

Lisa Uhlman | 13th Dec 2023 | More
Opinion
Australia could pay a high economic price for an ageing China

China needs its 1.4 billion citizens to start spending. But its ageing population is reluctant to loosen the purse strings, especially while the social security net remains inadequate.

Nicholas Way | 8th May 2024 | More
Surf’s up: Making waves in retirement

Forget the bucket list. Far better to find a pursuit, whether it be a sport or hobby, which you can derive pleasure day in, day out.

David Murphy | 23rd Apr 2024 | More
Making sure golf doesn’t spoil a good walk

For golf addicts, retirement finally offers the opportunity to hit the course more often. But there can be drawbacks, as this article explains.

Nicholas Way | 10th Apr 2024 | More
The psychological need behind controlling your retirement

Many retirees are attracted to the notion of self-managing their nest eggs – a bid to find self-worth in retirement. It can be a poor choice.

Jamie Nemtsas | 10th Apr 2024 | More
INDepth with Ashton Reid from Martin Currie

Ashton Reid from Martin Currie goes in-depth with James Dunn from The Inside Network on income-focused returns from the upside of urban population growth.

The Inside Investor | 25th Sep 2023 | WatchPause
INDepth with Anthony Kirkham from Western Asset Management

Anthony Kirkham from Western Asset Management goes in-depth with James Dunn from The Inside Network on bonds are back.

The Inside Investor | 20th Sep 2023 | WatchPause
INSight #265 with Lauren Ryan from Thinktank

Lauren Ryan from Thinktank shares insights with Peter White from The Inside Network on why brokers would partner with Thinktank.

The Inside Investor | 27th Aug 2023 | WatchPause
INSight #264 with Lauren Ryan from Thinktank

Lauren Ryan from Thinktank shares insights with Peter White from The Inside Network on whether investors have ever lost money in Thinktank.

The Inside Investor | 25th Aug 2023 | WatchPause
BIT #6: The future of listed infrastructure with ClearBridge Investments portfolio manager Nick Langley
The Inside Investor | 8th Jan 2024
BIT #2: Investment dynamism with Paul Saliba from SQM Research
The Inside Investor | 11th Oct 2023
BIT #3: Super fund benchmarking with Ian Fryer from Chant West
The Inside Investor | 11th Oct 2023
BIT #4: Advice pricing paradigms with Rob Jones from Peloton Partners
The Inside Investor | 11th Oct 2023
BIT #5: Advicetech attraction with Pete Worn from Finura Group
The Inside Investor | 11th Oct 2023
BIT #1: Compliance matters with Sean Graham from Assured Support
The Inside Investor | 24th Sep 2023
Leaders
Franklin Templeton wins big as fund manager award winners revealed

The 35th iteration of the awards saw Franklin Templeton Australia beat out fellow finalists BlackRock, Lazard, VanEck and Macquarie Asset Management to take out the Fund Manager of the Year award.

Staff Writer | 23rd Jun 2023 | More
Woolworths, Northern Star recognised for governance at 2023 ASA Awards

The Australian Shareholders’ Association recently held its second annual ASA Awards in recognition of best corporate governance, honouring Woolworths Group for its shareholder communications and Northern Star Resources for improved governance standards.

Staff Writer | 12th May 2023 | More
SMSFs
How to get the most out of being a lounge lizard

Remember those days when television was black and white, and the ABC and three commercial channels (less in some states) were the only game in town. Today, it’s a smorgasbord of choice, with this article detailing some of the better options.

Matthew Sainsbury | 15th May 2024 | More
Ageism is the latest industry excuse to criticise SMSFs

From their inception, SMSFs have always attracted more than their fair share of criticism. Now it’s an ageing membership that’s being used to restrict their numbers.

Kevin Pelham | 23rd Apr 2024 | More
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Nicholas Way is editor of The Golden Times and has covered business, retirement, politics, human resources and personal investment over a 50-year career.Lorem Ipsum Lorem Ipsum Lorem Ipsum Lorem Ipsum
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