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Q: I am looking to borrow to invest.  Can you give me feedback on the NAB Equity Builder loan facility?

Q: I am looking to borrow to invest.  Can you [...]

By |2020-11-13T18:06:22+11:00November 13th, 2020|Blog, Media Articles, Q&A Andrew Heaven|Comments Off on Q: I am looking to borrow to invest.  Can you give me feedback on the NAB Equity Builder loan facility?

Q: Now that the US elections are finished, it seems like it might be a good time to borrow to invest.  What are your thoughts on gearing?

Q: Now that the US elections are finished, it seems [...]

By |2020-11-13T14:23:40+11:00November 13th, 2020|Blog, Media Articles, Q&A Andrew Heaven|Comments Off on Q: Now that the US elections are finished, it seems like it might be a good time to borrow to invest.  What are your thoughts on gearing?

Q: I am preparing my Income tax return and I have distributions from ETF in the financial year. Will I receive a tax statement for the Financial Year?

Q: I am preparing my Income tax return and I [...]

By |2020-07-17T16:16:52+10:00July 17th, 2020|Blog, Media Articles, Q&A Andrew Heaven|Comments Off on Q: I am preparing my Income tax return and I have distributions from ETF in the financial year. Will I receive a tax statement for the Financial Year?

Q: Could you please explain how the First Home Loan Deposit scheme operates and what is the eligibility criteria?

Q: Could you please explain how the First Home Loan [...]

By |2020-06-12T13:53:33+10:00June 12th, 2020|Blog, Media Articles, Q&A Andrew Heaven|Comments Off on Q: Could you please explain how the First Home Loan Deposit scheme operates and what is the eligibility criteria?

Q: Could you please explain how the recently announced Federal Government Homebuilder grant program will operate and the eligibility criteria.

Q: We are looking to undertake renovations on our house [...]

By |2020-06-12T13:53:16+10:00June 12th, 2020|Blog, Media Articles, Q&A Andrew Heaven|Comments Off on Q: Could you please explain how the recently announced Federal Government Homebuilder grant program will operate and the eligibility criteria.

Q: I have received a notification from my Superannuation fund that the “buy sell” costs on my fund are rising. What is a “buy/sell” cost and why have they changed?

Q: I have received a notification from my Superannuation fund [...]

By |2020-05-15T15:18:50+10:00May 15th, 2020|Blog, Media Articles, Q&A Andrew Heaven|Comments Off on Q: I have received a notification from my Superannuation fund that the “buy sell” costs on my fund are rising. What is a “buy/sell” cost and why have they changed?

Q: How does the Superannuation Catch-Up Provision work? Who is eligible to make tax deductible contributions to super in excess of the contribution limits?

Q: Could you please explain how the Superannuation “Catch Up [...]

By |2020-05-11T08:00:46+10:00May 8th, 2020|Blog, Media Articles, Q&A Andrew Heaven|Comments Off on Q: How does the Superannuation Catch-Up Provision work? Who is eligible to make tax deductible contributions to super in excess of the contribution limits?

Q: Preservation rules for Superannuation. What are the tax consequences?

Q: I am 56 years old and recently made redundant.  [...]

By |2020-05-01T13:09:14+10:00May 1st, 2020|Blog, Media Articles, Q&A Andrew Heaven|Comments Off on Q: Preservation rules for Superannuation. What are the tax consequences?

Q: Beyond the coronavirus support package, how do I access my Superannuation in the event of financial hardship?

Q: I am 42 and unemployed for 6 months.  If [...]

By |2020-05-15T15:18:59+10:00May 1st, 2020|Blog, Media Articles, Q&A Andrew Heaven|Comments Off on Q: Beyond the coronavirus support package, how do I access my Superannuation in the event of financial hardship?

Q: I am a self-funded retiree who receives a part Age Pension.  What steps should I now be considering to optimise my Age Pension benefits?

Q: I am a self-funded retiree who receives a part [...]

By |2020-04-24T11:12:46+10:00April 24th, 2020|Blog, Media Articles, Q&A Andrew Heaven|Comments Off on Q: I am a self-funded retiree who receives a part Age Pension.  What steps should I now be considering to optimise my Age Pension benefits?