Posted on February 1st 2017
It’s hard to believe its February already, with the nation back at work and kids back at school after the summer holidays. In this month’s snapshot we look at the new pension asset test rules and the importance of reviewing all sources of income before making any rash decisions.By now, retirees will know the impact, if any, of the tightening of the pension assets test that came into force on January 1. Many retirees who previously qualified for a part Age Pension are worse off, prompting suggestions in some quarters for retirees to dispose of assets so they continue to qualify. But is this wise in the long run?
As always, if you would like to discuss your retirement income strategy, don’t hesitate to call. Our snapshot this month may or may not be directly relevant to you, but you might know of someone that could be affected by this, so please feel free to share it with them.