From 1 July 2018, retirees will be eligible to make superannuation ‘downsizer’ contributions. This new super measure became law on 13 December 2017 and will allow an individual aged 65 and over to use the proceeds in relation to one sale of their main residence to make ‘downsizer’ contributions of up to $300,000 (or $600,000…

    Jeannie Biggs has been with Stonehouse for 9 months and is one of our Client Service Officers in our Brisbane CBD office. She has been in financial services for over 20 years and brings a wealth of knowledge and positive energy to our firm. Please read on to hear about Jeannie’s recent life-changing…

If you’re involved with financial services, you quickly get used to change. However, we have not seen a change in the Australian home loan market as we are now. The changes are being brought about by pressure on banks/lenders from the regulatory body, APRA, as they try to control and manipulate housing concerns. In the…

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While the decrease in variable interest rates over the last few years have been good news for all homeowners, a recent study indicates that the real winners are those who are willing to make the switch. The RBA have recently released a report outlining the cost of remaining loyal to your bank.   The findings…

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Preparing your individual tax return is a somewhat complicated process since you need to consider multiple sections such as income, deductions, gains/losses, tax offsets, and Medicare levy. One area that can cause some confusion is the deductions section and it even gets more complicated when you’re claiming work-related expenses. Whether you’re preparing your individual tax…

There is a much-debated topic in the world of credit, it’s one that has been increasingly thrust into the spotlight in the last few years. Should you repay your loan using principal & Interest (P&I) repayments or Interest Only (I/O) repayments? I have met more than my fair share of clients over the years who…

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