Tag Archives: Superannuation

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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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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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 SMSF – How super death benefit nominations work and how binding applies

When an SMSF member has died, your super (applies whether in commercial fund or SMSF), is NOT controlled by your WILL. It is controlled by a nomination and the surviving SMSF trustees must comply with the applicable super and tax … Continue reading

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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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NEWS – TRIS – Transition to retirement (or TTR) now seen as a short-term strategy

Darin Tyson-Chan at smsmagazine.com.au reports on advice by Grant Abbott who said a Transition to retirement income stream (TRIS) or Transition to Retirement (TTR) is now seen as a short term strategy with recent changes in the last 12 months. … Continue reading

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