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52. Asset Rich, Cash Poor

360 Money Matters

Release Date: 08/23/2022

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Welcome back to another episode of the 360 Money Matters Podcast!  In this episode, we're talking about Victoria's new land tax changes. The Victroian government has introduced increased land tax for a ten-year period starting in January 2024 to repay Covid debts. But some people aren't sure if these taxes will stop after ten years. This affects property owners with investment properties, who now face higher costs for owning and maintaining properties. It's tough for investors, and might lead to higher rents and greater levels of sales activity for investors who want out. Having a solid...

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Welcome back to another episode of the 360 Money Matters Podcast!  In this episode, we dig into the concept of negative gearing in property investment. We define negative gearing as incurring an income loss on a property with the anticipation of capital growth. Additionally, we provide an example to illustrate how it operates and highlight that depreciation can be claimed as an expense, even if the property is in a positive cash flow position. We also discuss some drawbacks, including increased risk, negative cash flow in today's environment, and the significance of selecting the right...

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Welcome back to another episode of the 360 Money Matters Podcast!  In this episode, we discuss investment bonds, explaining that they are: a tax-effective vehicle for investing money. The income associated with the investment is paid within the bond and taxed at a maximum rate of 30%, which can be lower than an individual's taxable income. If the asset is held for longer than ten years, there is zero capital gains tax when selling it. We also emphasize that investment bonds do not form part of your assessable income or a person's estate, making them useful for estate planning and asset...

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Welcome back to another episode of the 360 Money Matters Podcast!  In this episode, we discuss the difference between income and capital growth assets. We explain that capital growth refers to the increase in the value of an asset over time, while income is usually received in the form of dividends or rent. We also mention that these principles apply to other asset classes such as managed funds or shares. Additionally, we emphasize that there is no one-size-fits-all approach and that different investment strategies are appropriate at different times depending on individual goals and life...

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Welcome back to another episode of the 360 Money Matters Podcast!  In this episode, we discuss tips for managing Christmas spending. We emphasize the importance of setting a budget to avoid overspending, as well as saving throughout the year specifically for Christmas expenses. We recommend avoiding credit card debt by not relying on credit for purchases. Other tips include shopping early, taking advantage of sales, regifting items that aren't wanted or needed, considering experiences rather than material gifts, participating in Secret Santa exchanges to save money, and receiving more...

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Welcome back to another episode of the 360 Money Matter Podcast! One of the most common misconceptions in financial planning is the separation of the assets from cash flow. We often deal with the resistance of people when it comes to converting their assets into income.

 

While we understand the emotional attachment to the asset, especially when it comes to property, producing income to support your lifestyle is one of the most important things to enhance the quality of your life. We work with our clients to navigate these issues and make decisions that make them feel confident about their financial future. 

 

By the end of this episode, we hope to have widened your horizons when it comes to your choices in dealing with the crisis of being asset rich and cash poor. Plan ahead with your financial advisers now!

 

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This podcast contains information that is general in nature. It does not take into account the objectives, financial situation, or needs of any particular person. You need to consider your financial situation and needs before making any decisions based on this information. This information is provided by Billy Amiridis &  Andrew Nicolaou of 360 Financial Strategists Pty Ltd, authorised representatives and credit representatives of AMP Financial Planning – AFSL 232706

 

Episode Highlights:

  • What being asset rich and cash poor means
  • Various options in converting assets into cash
  • Different types of assets
  • Why people resist selling properties
  • The importance of advance planning for your assets

 

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