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Are the super changes affecting your retirement planning?

If they’re not, maybe they should be, says Neil Rogan, General Manager of Investment Bonds for Centuria. Investment bonds can be a tax-effective alternative to super for those Australians affected by last year’s changes. Major changes to the superannuation rules came into effect in mid-2017, and by now, many SMSFs,as well as Australians earning higher

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Long-term investing made simple

22 March 2018

An investment bond is the ultimate set-and-forget long-term investment plan – with the added benefit of flexibility and tax-effectiveness. By Neil Rogan, General Manager, Investment Bonds for Centuria. Sometimes it takes a shock to focus the mind, and when it comes to money and investments, it’s rarely a good shock. The Christmas credit card statement

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Podcast – Neil Rogan on NestEgg about Investment Bonds

Bonds aren’t usually associated with international travel, the US Superbowl, or a mid-career gap year, but according to Centuria’s Neil Rogan, investment bonds are much sexier than people think. Speaking to the Nest Egg podcast team, the general manager of Centuria’s investment bonds division, Neil Rogan said bonds are a tried and tested structure, and

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Investment Bonds Insights February 2017

24 February 2018

Welcome to our February 2017 edition of Investment Insights 2017 is shaping up to be the year where it may be worthwhile having a discussion with your clients about Investment Bonds, particularly those impacted by the 1 January 2017 age pension changes. You may also have clients who are impacted by the changes to concessional

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5 steps to achieving your new year’s investment resolutions

12 February 2018

One of the most common new year’s financial resolutions is “spend less and save more”. We all know that making regular contributions into an investment works. That’s the magic of compound returns. Indeed, Albert Einstein is said to have described compound interest as the most powerful force in the universe, and the eighth wonder of

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Investment Bonds Insights February 2018

8 February 2018

Welcome to your February 2018 edition of Centuria’s Investment Bonds Insights which this month features information on how to fund a gap year for your client’s children or grandchildren as well as our regular monthly performance data. Strategies to fund a gap year The gap year is fast becoming a rite of passage for many

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Strategies to fund a gap year

2 February 2018

The gap year is fast becoming a rite of passage for many young Australians, as they seek a break between the rigours of their final year of school and commencing further studies at tertiary level. Some students take a break to work and earn money to help them through uni, while others seek experiences –

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Is your investment strategy stopping you choosing your own retirement date

1 February 2018

Why super isn’t the only long-term saving plan Most of us would love to be able to choose when we retire – preferably before we are too old to enjoy it. At the same time, because we are living longer, we need to be realistic about how long we are likely to be in retirement

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Funding your child’s education using an investment bond

12 January 2018

Funding education for children is a problem that all parents eventually confront. Costs vary widely between the public and private sectors, but there is no such thing as a free education. According to the latest cost estimates, for a child born in 2017 you can expect to pay a total of around $68,613 for a

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The clock is ticking to act on super changes. If you’re still confused, read on.

15 December 2017

Author: Centuria Investment Bonds Date: 15 December 2017   From 1 July 2017, major changes to the superannuation rules announced in the 2016 Federal Budget came into effect. Nearly six months on, many Australians remain confused by the changes, and unsure about how they will be affected.  The good news is that there is still time to

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