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Accessing Super Benefits

After working so hard all your life, you begin to wonder when you can access those super benefits you have been saving all these years! There are rules and regulations of when you can access your super benefits but generally when you reach the age of 65 you are able to withdraw your money with…

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LOANS: FIX THE INTEREST RATE OR NOT

WITH INTEREST RATES AT RECORD LOWS AND THE BANKS COMPETING FOR YOUR LOAN, THE KEY QUESTION ON EVERYONES MIND – IS IT THE PERFECT TIME TO “FIX” THE RATE OR LEAVE YOUR RATE AT VARIABLE? The Reserve Bank of Australia reduced the cash rate to a record low of 1% with two 25 basis point…

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SMSF Related Party Loans

SMSFs have enjoyed the ability to borrow to buy residential and commercial property since 2007. Its been an extremely popular strategy for mum and dad investors and “millennials” looking to increase their exposure to property with the booming property market in major capital cities. However, due to the Royal Commission and possible change of Federal…

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INVESTING OVERSEAS (USA) PROPERTY USING MY SMSF

Many self-managed superannuation fund (“SMSF”) investors are interested in smsf investing in overseas property and request information on purchasing a property in the United States (“US”) through their SMSF. This has been a popular strategy in the last 5 years with the global financial crisis and defaults on mortgages in the US resulting in ‘cheap as chips’…

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Bye-Bye NRAS for SMSF Investors – The Government Acts….

There has been significant interest from Self Managed Superannuation Fund (“SMSF”) investors in the national rental affordability scheme (“NRAS”), which is designed to encourage large-scale investment in affordable housing. The NRAS offers tax and cash incentives to providers of new dwellings on the condition that they are rented to low- and moderate-income households at 20%…

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Should I Use My Self Managed Super Fund To Invest In Carparks?

The power of Self Managed Superannuation Funds (“SMSF”) has become more publicised of late, the Reserve Bank of Australia even attributing SMSF’s for a possible ‘property bubble’, after all, SMSFs are a $530 billion dollar industry- that’s a fair chunk of money. Recently, SMSFs have quietly influenced sales in another sector of the property market…

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Buying Gold with my SMSF

Many Australians consider using their SMSF to invest in precious metals such as gold and silver for security, diversification of investments and protection of wealth. There are several steps to buying gold through a SMSF. They are 1. Contact a SMSF Specialist advisor to set up your SMSF 2. Transfer (roll over) your money into…

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