04
Jul

Self-employed workers lack retirement savings

Self-employed workers lack retirement savings Many self-employed workers run the risk of not having enough savings to enjoy a comfortable lifestyle in retirement, research by the Association of Superannuation Funds of Australia (ASFA) has found.1
15
Mar

No such beast as an ‘SMSF-qualified’ property

No such beast as an ‘SMSF-qualified’ property Whether a piece of real estate is an appropriate investment for an SMSF much depends on the circumstances of the fund and its members, whether the property is a worthwhile investment and, critically, a fund’s mandatory investment strategy.
29
Feb

5 common SMSF myths

5 common SMSF myths You could call it tall poppy syndrome. With SMSFs now the largest and fastest growing sector in Australian super, they’ve attracted plenty of commentary from the media and super industry insiders, some of it wide of the mark. Now it’s time to sort out the myths from the reality.
11
Feb

10 traps to avoid when investing in an SMSF

10 traps to avoid when investing in an SMSF Although superannuation remains one of Australia’s most tightly regulated and secure savings environments, a number of pitfalls await unsuspecting SMSF trustees. Self managed super funds (SMSFs) are designed to be … well, self-managed. Because their structure enables investors to take more control of their retirement savings, SMSFs are…
12
Sep

Am I too young for a self-managed super fund (SMSF)?

Am I too young for a self-managed super fund (SMSF)? Some of my friends in their 30s have set up an SMSF. I don’t have a large super balance but want control. Is it worth it?

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