CASE STUDY – Brian the engineer who wanted to invest super in property later

CASE STUDY – Brian the engineer who wanted to invest super in property later on

Brian the engineer who wanted to invest super in property later on

Brian and his wife  had investment property experience, but wanted to invest their super in property, when they had enough.

(There are 5 easy steps to planning anything – start where you are at, decide what lifestyle you want to have, what that lifestyle state/position will cost in money (to maintain or the living costs) what you need invested to meet that cost of having what you want, and what action we need to take now to get there. (Get the FREE Resource: 5 Easy Steps to Plan your Retirement).

1. WHERE they were at – Brian and his wife were busy with their careers. They had no children, but on the side, ran property development and renovation on a small scale in their spare time. They had been concerned years ago about what they would need to be able to retire “comfortably” – and after Brian did the engineering assessment on an insurance claim for one of our network advisors, he had a meeting with the advisor to discuss their plans for the future, and what the possibilities were.

2. WANT to have – The aim was to be self-sufficient and comfortable in retirement, hopefully without Government support.

3. COST of that lifestyle Estimated in today’s values, the annual income to retire that he desired would be at least $80,000 in today’s money. That would be well over the ASFA definition of “Comfortable” and allow meals out and occasional trips overseas.

4. NEED – how much you need invested to cover the income requiredTo be safe, if a conservative investment return of 5% is used, (one 20th of 100%) this means at least 20 times the income goal – which rounded to approx. $1,600,000 of income-producing assets other than the family home.

5. NOW what to do After meeting the advisor who explained the Pros and Cons of SMSF, he then met with Paul the Administration Manager at SuperBenefit who supplied FAQ sheets, a Checklist of what was required, and a detailed list of what would be included in the service. Once the Trust Deed was prepared and executed, bank account formed and applications to superfunds signed, it was a simple matter to start paying super to the new SMSF.

What was liked best of all – that the SuperBenefit Programme made it easy – SuperBenefit manages compliance from the  annual documents, storage of records electronically and additionally, had a CONNECT/ASSIST service which provides co-ordination as well as help with who to talk to for advice and other help besides the financial advisor, such as the tax agent or auditor.

There was visible value in our private-client share broker who supplied a list twice a year (after the Australian company reporting seasons) summarising financial data on companies with strong financial health that are likely to perform well. 

It would be the main investment for the build-up to some property later.

There is also peace of mind because any queries or compliance issues, could simply be given to the SuperBenefit administrator, who would CONNECT them to the right advisors as required (Connect/Assist Service).

The advisor had put the components in place –

Strategyto take control of the retirement plan, and build super,

Structure use an SMSF and the SuperBenefit administration service

Support with resources and all compliance taken care of by SuperBenefit, as well as a team of specialist professionals that the SMSF Connect/Assist service provides, working together with the client advisors.

Note – This is a simplified summary of one client – we recommend asking for a FREE consultation and/or seeking further professional advice with our recommended advisors or your own.

Got questions? If you want experts who have years of helping others, without the hype – then call for a FREE strategy session today and also get your FREE Expert Guide – Self-Managed Super and Youtop right hand side above.

If you have any questions, why not give us a call – it’s FREE also! No obligation.

0407 361 596, Paul.



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Self-Managed Superannuation Service Providers in Australia. SuperBenefit provides a wholistic SMSF assistance, education and administration service continuum - 1. “assistance” is help of whatsoever nature where our overall SMSF experience and knowledge enables us to provide assistance/help without any legal (or “license”) limitations. 2. “education” involves providing knowledge through teaching, coaching and mentoring about all matters SMSF, including (but not limited to) investment issues such as equities and property, 3. “administration” encompasses all admin aspects of legally required SMSF trustee and member record keeping including (but not limited to) audit and ATO matters. In keeping with our key point that SuperBenefit does not provide Financial Advice, where issues arise from 1, 2, and/or 3 above Indicate a need for a legally authorized provider (such as a Financial Adviser) and the client does not have their own service provider, the client can utilize SuperBenefit’s ‘Connect Assist’ … SuperBenefit, in itself, does not provide Financial Advice, but it does provide the wherewithal for great SMSF service. WE do not provide Financial Advice or any other service that requires a legally authorized provider. However, where such advice or service is required we have our ‘Connect Assist’, a SuperBenefit resource we use to connect clients to a Licensed Advisor or other legally authorised service provider. Call us 0407 361 596, no obligation FREE Connection call to see how we can help you!
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