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Information You won’t get from Unlicensed Accountants #22

Along with this raft of legislative change, the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) has also introduced new licensing requirements for accountants who work with and advise Self Managed Superannuation Fund (SMSF) Trustees. Only approx. 10% of accountants have complied with these changes to date.

As such if you, as many, consider your accountant would be your 1st port of call for Financial Advice, they will likely advise you, they are unable to provide the information you require & should consult a qualified Financial Adviser / Planner.

This is general advice only and you should seek expert financial advice from a qualified financial adviser before acting on any of the information covered in these topics.

So what do the stats say about ?Millennial’s

A ‘Millennial’ is someone who reaches young adulthood in the early 21st century.

So typically they will be born between the years of 1981 and 1996.

  • Only 51% of millennial’s actually think they are millennials
  • Two-thirds think they are unique
  • mainly think they are unique because of their use of technology and their music
  • Seven out of 10 millennials think understanding investments is extremely important

They are…

  • Preparing for the future
  • 83% want to own a home
  • 72% say it is personally important to be a parent
  • 68% say it is personally important to be married
  • 85% think a long-term financial plan is important
  • 83% claim to have a budget
  • 58% say they are conservative investors
  • 56% claim to have a financial adviser
  • 53% trust financial services and 70% trust financial advisers
  • They expect 16% annual returns from now until retirement

”Risk comes from not knowing what you are doing”. Warren Buffett.

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