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30/07/2020

What’s so appealing about an SMSF?

Self Managed Super Funds (SMSFs) are popular amongst Australians looking to have more of a say in how their super contributions are put to work. SMSFs were legislated on the 8th of October,1999. According to the latest information from…

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30/07/2020

Is your super fund right for you?

Since the Superannuation Guarantee (SG) was introduced in 1991, working Australians have become accustomed to ‘forced savings’ in an attempt by the government to reduce reliance (and pressure) on the old-age pension. For many people, it’s ‘out of sight,…

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30/07/2020

Is accessing your super early (due to the pandemic) a smart move?

From April this year, many Australians were eligible to tap into their superannuation to the tune of up-to $20,000 ($10,000 in FY 2020 and $10,000 in FY 2021). This was put in play by the government due to the…

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22/07/2020

Responsible Superannuation Management During COVID-19

With the advent of the COVID-19 pandemic in March, this year, in Australia, financial security has come into question for many Australians as they have taken pay cuts, lost shifts at work or worse. The situation has prompted the…

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06/07/2020

Paying Off Mortgage at the Cost of Planning For Retirement

Many people are entering retirement with a mortgage. They may need to discharge super savings to make mortgage payments. This is not the option for everyone. The problems are: withdrawing from super may hinder your mobility in retirement. Likewise,…

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18/06/2020

Is Housing Immune to a Slowdown in The Economy?

Earlier in 2019, a carry-over of the Royal Commission’s probe into lenders put pressure on lenders to be much more critical of the qualifying process. This in turn resulted in fewer loans. Coupled with a slow-down of Chinese investors…

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