Category Archives: Superannuation General

CASE STUDY – Brian and Stephanie working the business as well as preparing for retirement

Brian and Stephanie had lovely children in Primary school and a busy consulting business they had started from scratch, which was growing well. They loved property and had explored how super could be used to invest in property and wanted … Continue reading

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Basics about Super – Choice of Super Fund for your staff – Know what to do

Employers should be aware that employees who are eligible for super, in many cases are also eligible to choose the super fund you pay into for them. But if they aren’t eligible to choose or don’t make a choice, you … Continue reading

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Basics about Super – 5 more things to know about Superannuation in Australia

Here are five more basics about the Australian Super system. (For the first 5 Basics 1-5 see last month HERE) 6. Investment Choices – While the big major super funds allow you to choose the level of risk that you want … Continue reading

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CASE STUDY – Nicole was preparing the last few years of working her business and preparing for retirement

Nicole had raised her children on her own since separating years ago from an unhealthy marriage. (There are 5 easy steps to planning anything – start where you are at, decide what lifestyle you want to have, what that lifestyle … Continue reading

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Basics Superannuation – Basics 1-5 to know about super in Australia

Superannuation Guarantee (SG) – All Employers must pay at least the value of 9.5% of your wages/salary (not FROM your pay, but another expense of the employer) to your member account in a super fund (including a self-managed super fund). … Continue reading

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Masterclass SMSF – How to buy property with super fund – the steps for SMSF Property purchasing

The legislation for Self-Managed Super Fund (SMSF) allows for borrowing to acquire properties when specific criteria are met. There are 2 main ways self managed super funds are buying property: Outright – If there is enough money to cover the … Continue reading

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Masterclass SMSF – How the downsizer contribution works from sale of your home near retirement

The 2017 federal budget brought in a new allowance for a new type of superannuation contribution for individuals looking to downsize their principal residence. Michael Hallinan at smsmagazine.com.au explains some of the rules around these new contributions. The downsizer contributions … Continue reading

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