Self Managed Superannuation Fund

BOOM OR BUST?

Hard times loom for too many boomers

John Collett They’ve passed 50 and are staring at retirement, many with too little set aside to make their post-work dreams come true.

YOUR QUESTIONS

Careful planning needed to have a good lifestyle in retirement

Golden years: Those planning to retire hope their income will allow them a lifestyle of leisure.

George Cochrane The goal is a retirement unit, but the money keeps going elsewhere. What's the best plan?

YOUR QUESTIONS

How much can we give away?

Gifting: What happens to your pension entitlement if you lend money, or give it away to relatives?

George Cochrane What would Centrelink's reaction be if we gave or loaned money to relatives. How much would it affect our pension?

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

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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.

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.

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?

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?

YOUR QUESTIONS

How to save up for school fees

CHILDCARE.

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

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 & FUNDS

Combined pension changes to bite

John Collett The age pension is going to play less of a role in many people's retirement years.

THE NUMBERS YOU NEED

The numbers you need

Vital numbers from the financial world

SUPER & FUNDS

Devil will be in planner register's detail

John Collett The interests of consumers will be best served by having as much relevant information as possible included on the register.

FOFA REFORMS

Good advice is hard to find

Business man puts mnoney on the table.

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

SUPER

70 reasons to wise up on super

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Mark Bouris Australians who once thought they’d retire at 64 are having to reconsider.

PLANNING

Beware storing treasures in your super fund

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Alexandra Cain You can use your SMSF to collect almost anything of value – but there are strict rules about what you can do with them.

PLANNING

Cutting through the confusion about super

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Max Newnham Keeping an eye on what fees you are paying will help you get the most out of your retirement money.

Wealthy take a hit, rest of us unscathed

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John Collett The truth is that new tax imposts announced today will not affect most people. They can go on saving for super in the knowledge that for them, nothing has changed.

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Superannuation

Super industry gets out the claws, but happy with result

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Madeleine Heffernan Funds showed their muscle this week, and they've pledged to fight tooth and nail if any government makes changes they don't like.