SUMMARY: Failing to attain international exposure continues to cost SMSFs big bucks. Here are three ways you can do it easily. It’s not quite “mutual exclusivity”, but Australia’s self-managed super … Read More Has your SMSF been missing out on offshore gains?
SUMMARY: No time to relax. SMSF trustees need to consider the risks ahead in 2016 and act now. It’s been nicely quiet out there in DIY super regulation land. Occasional jawboning, … Read More The nine risks for DIY fund operators in 2016
SUMMARY: SMSFs who were pushing the boundaries on 0% related-party loans face big tax penalties from the ATO. When the Tax Office wants to close a door, they’ve been known … Read More Lending to your SMSF? Look out
SUMMARY: SMSFs continue to do what they know best – make sure that their own best interests are being looked after. UNDERDOG status is something with which DIY super funds … Read More A million reasons to watch SMSFs
SUMMARY: Is the end nigh for SMSF property gearing strategies? If you’ve been considering making a geared property investment inside a SMSF for a while, I don’t know that I … Read More Renewed threat to SMSF property gearing
SUMMARY: ASIC lowers the bar. Now more than half of all SMSF trustees will be considered sophisticated. Self-managed super fund trustees are used to fending for themselves and, reasonably successfully, … Read More Watch out: You’re now a sophisticated SMSF
SUMMARY: Finally, we’re going to get serious about super retirement income-stream products. It’s been a concern of the industry for a long time. When it comes to turning on an … Read More Deferred annuities: A timely review
SUMMARY: Did you have a good year as investment manager for your SMSF? The answer is “no” if your portfolio didn’t return 13.8%. It’s not just double digits for the … Read More Did you beat the super benchmark?
SUMMARY: Protecting your family from super’s death tax can take a little planning. Superannuation, on the surface, is about saving for your retirement. In fact, that aim is actually enshrined … Read More How to avoid a super death tax
SUMMARY: Should I start my own SMSF? Why should I, and why should I not? Their numbers topped 500,000 a while ago. And their members have recently passed through the … Read More The pros and cons of SMSFs