Is Super worth the hype?

As Financial Advisers we talk about superannuation a lot. So much so that it probably becomes a fuzzy word people don’t even hear any more. And the younger you are, the less interested you probably are. But superannuation is super important. It is likely to be the biggest investment you will have in your lifetime,…

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11 tax facts about superannuation

Compared to other investment structures, super is widely considered to be one of the most tax-effective investment structures available from a wealth accumulation and cash flow generation perspective. Although not a comprehensive list, below are 11 of the top tax facts about super. Please note: Each tax fact isn’t covered in detail (only a brief snapshot…

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How will the Federal Budget affect you?

During this year’s Federal Budget announcement Treasurer Josh Frydenberg stated“Australia is back!”. The Budget proposes positive changes to superannuation, an extensionof the low and middle income tax offsets and a boost to aged care services. SummaryWe’ve summarised some of the key points from the Budget below but, remember, these are subject tothe passing of legislation:•…

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Do you have more than one super account?

Did you know there is over 10[1] million Australians with a superannuation account, approximately 36% of which hold more super accounts, which make up $20.8[2] billion in ‘lost super’. Is some of that yours? Find it Moved house? Changed jobs? Don’t know where your teenage self stashed your super? It’s easy to track it down.…

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Thinking of accessing your super early?

Here are some of the pros and cons To lessen the financial impacts of the Coronavirus situation, the Government is allowing people who are eligible to access up to $20,000 (in two lump sums) of their super for a limited time. Super is designed to provide for you in retirement, but this limited access legislation…

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Do you have more than one super account?

Did you know there is over 10[1] million Australians with a superannuation account, approximately 36% of which hold more super accounts, which make up  $20.8[2] billion in ‘lost super’. Is some of that yours? Find it Moved house? Changed jobs? Don’t know where your teenage self stashed your super? It’s easy to track it down.…

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SMSF regulatory update

The Australian Taxation Office (ATO), as self-managed super funds (SMSFs) regulator, has recently announced it will contact approximately 17,700 SMSF trustees in relation to their investment strategy. This is due to growing concerns that some SMSFs are invested in an overly concentrated manner, typically with real property. The ATO statement can be found here. The ATO…

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What the election outcome means for you?

The federal election is done and dusted, and the Coalition Government has been given another three years in power. How will this outcome affect Australians’ finances? What will change – and what won’t – when it comes to policies affecting people’s money? Can we expect any surprises? The Coalition Government staying in power will largely…

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Superannuation: Too important to ignore

Superannuation is the one thing you could do for your financial future this year, that could make a big difference to your retirement income. But how much do you really need? That’s a big question. As we know, everyone’s needs are different, unexpected expenses just crop up and none of us know how long we…

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