Self Managed Superannuation Fund

YOUR QUESTIONS

How to save up for school fees

George Cochrane What are the best ways to pay for tomorrow's private school expenses today?

ASK NOEL

Should old cars count as assets in pension sums?

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Noel Whittaker Why is Centrelink including our two old cars and small boat when assessing our pension eligibility?

FOFA UNDER THREAT

Hard sell to return if advice laws change

Superannuation

John Collett Dilution of financial advice reforms could see the return of a grab bag of commission charges.

SUPER POWER

Magnify those savings

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John Collett Worried your super savings won’t last the distance? Here are some great tips for making your nest egg shine.

FOFA REFORMS

Good advice is hard to find

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John Collett Research finds few of us can spot a rogue advisor. So why, asks John Collett, are recent reforms under threat?

ASK NOEL

The super cap is hard to shift

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Noel Whittaker I would like to contribute more than the $25,000 limit into my super account. Is there a way to do it?

YOUR QUESTIONS

Getting your dough to rise a tricky business

George Cochrane There is nothing to stop you converting a super pension back to the accumulation phase.

ASK NOEL

A fix over flat

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Noel Whittaker We are hoping to move my mother into our granny flat and sell her house. Will her pension be affected?

YOUR QUESTIONS

Inheritance best put towards new home

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George Cochrane If the economy continues to grow we can only assume that so will property prices.

ASK NOEL

Home truths about living longer

Noel Whittaker We're in our late 70s and hope to last at least another 10 years but fear the only way to avoid outliving our savings is to sell our home.

YOUR QUESTIONS

Get cracking on exit plan

George Cochrane I was wondering if it is wise to stay with the MTAA or at least separate our eggs into two baskets?

YOUR QUESTIONS

Path to retirement

George Cochrane Focus on enjoying your money, rather than leaving it to younger relatives.

SMSFs

Banks seek slice of the DIY action

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Katherine Jimenez The big four banks are engaged in a $500 billion battle for control of the self-managed super funds market.

PLANNING

Getting a super education for SMSF trustees

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Alexandra Cain From July 1 SMSF trustees who break super laws will face mandatory education. So exactly what do you need to know to run a super fund?

STARTING YOUNG

Why Gen Y should give a damn about super

Gen Y

Penny Pryor Are you a Gen Y? Related to a Gen Y? Know a Gen Y? Have you/they never given their superannuation a first thought, let alone a second? Yes it's hard to think about retirement savings when you're in...

SUPER RETURNS

Seventh year and no hitch

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John Collett Six poor, post GFC-years have played havoc with balances, but with shares recovering, balanced options are bouncing back

INSIGHT

How the Y factor turns some stocks into smash-hits

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Clancy Yeates Perhaps the biggest influence on most big superannuation funds is the sharemarket.

THE REGULATOR

Getting super across to all

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Robynne Quiggin While many Australians find super challenging, for those living in rural and remote areas - and especially for indigenous Australians - the difficulties are magnified.

Balance and control key to super

Max Newnham The amount of control a member has over their investments in superannuation will depend on the type of super they have.

SUPER

Large funds have life insurance covered

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John Collett Most of us don't have enough life insurance, so it's good that large superannuation funds provide ''default'' death and total and permanent disablement insurance to their members, who otherwise may...