THE ADVISER MONTHLY

VOLUME III. ISSUE 5. MAY 2023.

March Into Financial Success: Learn About Investing, Tackling Inflation, and More:

What You Need to Know

Welcome to the May Edition of the Adviser’s Monthly. 

As we move further into the year, and into the colder months, we remain committed to supporting you on your financial journey. In this month’s edition, we have curated a collection of articles that cover a diverse range of topics to help you make informed decisions about your finances.

The 2023 Federal Budget has been unveiled, highlighting key areas that will receive increased funding and the potential impact on taxpayers. Understand where the funding is going and who will be footing the bill. With the end of financial year fast approaching, if you are looking to claim work-related expenses or have investment properties, it’s time to brush up on allowable claims and keep accurate records, as the ATO is targeting these areas this tax season.

Discover why Gen Z is more optimistic than you think about their financial future and how they are building a brighter tomorrow through entrepreneurship and side hustles. Learn about the expanded Australian government home guarantee scheme and whether it will help solve the housing crisis. Get investment insights from Warren Buffett’s recent shareholder letter, where he admits the difficulty of consistently picking winning stocks and recommends low-cost index funds.

Also, dive into the latest advances in artificial intelligence with ChatGPT’s performance in human exams and learn how GPT-4 is revolutionizing AI technology. Finally, dispel the myth surrounding cortisol’s role in our health and wellbeing and understand its essential function in regulating many biological functions in our body.

We hope this month’s edition provides you with valuable insights and inspires you to make positive changes towards your financial goals. As always, our team is here to assist you with any questions or concerns you may have. Wishing you a fulfilling and prosperous month ahead.

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UNVEILING THE 2023 FEDERAL BUDGET: WHO GETS A BOOST AND WHO TAKES A HIT?

Treasurer Jim Chalmers has unveiled the much-awaited Federal Budget 2023, outlining key areas that will receive increased funding and the potential impact on taxpayers. From healthcare and aged care to affordable housing and renewable energy, the budget outlines a range of measures aimed at supporting vulnerable groups and modernizing the economy. However, as with any budget, there are winners and losers. Check out our cheat sheet to see where the funding is going and who will be footing the bill.

MORE AUSSIES ELIGIBLE FOR HOME GUARANTEE SCHEME TO ACHIEVE HOME OWNERSHIP

Looking to buy your first home? Good news – the Australian government is expanding its home guarantee scheme! From July 1, more people will be eligible to participate, including siblings, single parents, two friends, and more. With the government acting as a guarantor, you can buy a house with a deposit as low as 5%, without paying costly lender’s mortgage insurance. Will this be enough to solve the housing crisis? Find out more about the government’s plans and initiatives to address the issue by reading the full article.

ATO TARGETS WORK-RELATED EXPENSES AND INVESTMENT PROPERTIES: WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW THIS TAX SEASON

The ATO is targeting work-related expenses and investment properties this tax season, aiming to close the $9bn tax gap caused by incorrect deductions. If you’re claiming expenses related to working from home or have investment properties, it’s time to brush up on the allowable claims and keep accurate records. Stay ahead of the game and avoid penalties by reading the full article and preparing.

WARREN BUFFET ADMITS PICKING WINNING STOCKS IS HARD: HERE’S WHAT INVESTORS SHOULD KNOW

Warren Buffett, arguably the greatest investor of all time, recently admitted in his shareholder letter how hard it is to consistently pick winning stocks. Using data from Morningstar, it turns out most active managers struggle to beat their indexes. So, what’s the solution? According to Buffett, “consistently buy an S&P 500 low-cost index fund.” Want to learn more about why indexing is gaining popularity and what mix of investments may be right for you?

CHATGPT TAKES ON THE TEST: HOW IT PERFORMED IN HUMAN EXAMS

This uplifting tale follows Macarena Erbs, a breast cancer survivor from Chile, who has turned her own journey into a beacon of hope for others. Despite losing her hair during treatment, Macarena now runs her own business and helps others feel beautiful and confident too. Her inspiring story is all about resilience and empathy, making it a true-blue inspiration for anyone going through a tough time.

DISPELLING THE MYTH: UNDERSTANDING CORTISOL’S ROLE IN OUR HEALTH AND WELL-BEING

Are you looking for ways to optimise your super contributions? If you’re in your retirement sweet spot, you may be doing better than you think. This article provides insights into factors to consider when winding back contributions and how even with less money in your super account, it can still go further than you realise.

Thought to live by.

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The most important investment you can make is in yourself. Very few people get anything like their potential horsepower translated into the actual horsepower of their output in life. Potential exceeds realization for many people…The best asset is your own self. You can become to an enormous degree the person you want to be.

WARREN BUFFET

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