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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!

CASE STUDY – Paul & Paula – Supporting Elderly Mother and Preparing for Retirement

Paul and Paula had her elderly mother living with them so they could provide the best care they could. He also had his consultancy, and Paula worked part-time around her mother. They knew they needed to plan quickly for retirement … Continue reading

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MASTERCLASS Investment – Difference between Debt and Liabilities

Investors can sometimes mention liability or debt when they mean the same thing. However more precise – debt refers to borrowed money liabilities to an obligation of any kind, such as loans, tax or employee super But when using and comparing company … Continue reading

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SMSF Basics – How to set up SMSF – Self-Managed Super Fund

Setting up an SMSF is an important decision and has several considerations BEFORE you decide an SMSF is for you, or have had discussions with your financial or tax agent advisor and conclude an SMSF may be a suitable part … Continue reading

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Masterclass SMSF – BDBN – Binding Death Benefit Nominations that allow more complex planning

Last month in our previous post talked about the basics of super death benefit nominations, how tax applies and how they work in general and now we look at how they work for complex estate plans. If the self-managed super … Continue reading

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NEWS – Maintain super fund choice and sole purpose

Certain characteristics currently embodied in the retirement savings framework, such as fund diversity (free choice of super fund) and the system’s sole purpose (savings for retirement) need to be maintained, according to a panel of senior executives. Speaking during a panel session … Continue reading

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MASTERCLASS Investment – What is Debt to Equity Ratio and how Investors can use it

When looking for financially strong companies to invest in, one fundamental ratio, Debt to Equity (D/E) gives us a measure of a company’s financial leverage (borrowings) calculated by dividing its total liabilities by stockholders’ equity. It indicates what proportion of equity and debt … Continue reading

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Centrelink – The MyGov account for centralized assistance

The Department of Human Services website explains – Your myGov account gives you: Secure access to a range of government services using one username and password; A single inbox for your messages from Centrelink, Medicare, Child Support and the Australian … Continue reading

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