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Why we all need adventure in our lives

By Justin Jones February 2019 Humans, by their nature, are creatures of habit. We fall into the same routine, the same patterns. We eat at the same restaurants, sit at the same desk, walk the same route to work and go about our jobs (and relationships) in the same, comfortable way. It’s good…until it’s not.…
Matina Jewel

From peacekeeping to parenting

By Richard Waters January 2019 Former army Major and UN peacekeeper, prime ministerial adviser, AFR 2018 Women of Influence awards nominee, mother of two – Fitzpatricks’ client Matina Jewell has packed a lot into her life, but has no plans for slowing down. In her current role as a leadership strategist and inspirational conference speaker…

Why we will live for at least 1,000 years

By Ori Eyal , on behalf of Cuffelinks July 2018 My thesis is that medical technology will not just cure the various illnesses of aging, but it will stop and then reverse aging itself. While our technological progress will be punctuated and irregular, each advance will incrementally extend our human lifespan. For most of us,…

Body works: Auto-immune disease

By Dr. Ross Walker The function of every organism is to survive. This survival is achieved by the finely tuned processes of metabolism and homeostasis. Metabolism is defined as the chemical processes that occur within a living organism in order to maintain life. Homeostasis is defined as the tendency towards a relatively stable equilibrium between…

Keeping Healthy Over The Christmas Break

By Dr. Ross Walker Well, it is that time of the year when the very common burnout sets in and most of our thoughts turn to the Christmas break. Although Christmas should always be a time for rest, reflection and rejuvenation, it often becomes a time for excessive partying, overeating and overindulging in other bad…

Exercise – is more better?

By Dr. Ross Walker Exercise-Is more better? I have repeatedly suggested that the ideal amount of exercise every week is somewhere between 3 to 5 hours. So, is this just my gut feeling or is there any good evidence for these comments? I would like to review three recent interesting studies around exercise which address…

How to preserve estate money in super

By Mark Ellem, Executive Manager, SuperConcepts (on behalf of Cuffelinks) The introduction of the biggest tranche of change in the super rules in a decade will impact the estate plans for many. The changes will affect the amount of a deceased spouse’s super that a surviving spouse can retain in super and the ability to…

Federal Budget 2017 highlights

Last night, the Federal Treasurer Scott Morrison delivered a measured and largely uneventful Federal Budget. There were few announcements which impact superannuation and financial advice strategies, particularly when compared to the 2016 Federal Budget. There are many opportunities to enhance superannuation, and for others to reduce the impacts of the superannuation changes. Many of these…

How super changes impact insurance and estate planning

By Julie Steed, Senior Technical Services Manager, Australian Executor Trustees  (on behalf of Cuffelinks) The introduction of the $1.6 million transfer balance cap, effective from July 1 this year, will impact the estate plans of many superannuation members. This article reviews the role of insurance as part of an SMSF’s investment strategy and the changes that people may…

Super income stream rule changes

By Simeon Levin A number of significant changes have been made to the taxation of income streams from 1 July 2017. This will have a practical implication on how to structure a property settlement in the most effective way. Click thumbnail to read more.


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