Everyone has their own reasons for wanting to start or join a self-managed superannuation fund (SMSF). However, two of the more common reasons are greater control and investment choice. While these are valid reasons, it’s interesting to note that when you look across all SMSF assets of about $600 billion, cash and term deposits represent…

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The end of the financial year always seems to crop up faster than it should. Given the impending July 2017 superannuation changes, being on top of your end of financial year planning is as important as it has ever been. This year it is essential that you consider maximising the existing contribution limits for superannuation…

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FIRST home buyers will finally be able to dip into their superannuation to pay for a deposit under the federal government’s wide-ranging housing affordability package. Renters, people waiting for subsidised housing and the homeless get a boost in the 2017 Budget, while property investors face tougher rules around negative gearing and capital gains tax and…

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Stability and confidence for superannuation is the good news coming out of the 2017-18 Federal Budget. With SMSF members still working through the wide-reaching and complex superannuation changes of the last Budget which take effect from 1 July 2017, this Budget’s minimal changes will result in a period for members to ensure they have the…

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Graham Tuckwell, the Australian Rich Lister behind the world’s first gold exchange traded fund (ETF), has slammed the active funds management industry as his firm gears up for a fresh push into the Australian market. Mr Tuckwell spoke to The Australian Financial Review as he prepares to take full control of a suite of exchange…

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Baby boomers who have shelled out a collective $200 billion over the course of their lives to help their adult children and other family members cover expenses like housing, weddings and healthcare are putting their own comfortable retirement at risk according to a new survey. A white paper commissioned by one of Australia’s largest superannuation…

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