Buying a business
Set yourself up for success Many of us dream of running our own business, with all the independence and satisfaction that offers. While striking out on your own can be personally and financially rewarding, getting off to a good start is crucial to success. So if you are seriously thinking about becoming your own boss […]
Self worth = net worth
How to build confidence and change your financial direction At the start of the year, many people reassess their finances in preparation for the year ahead. This inevitably involves a review of income sources. For many people, this is a bit of a sore spot as it can cause doubt or regret about career choices. […]
End of Financial Year Checklist
Planning for the end of the financial year is a little harder this year, with a federal election just days later which could result in sweeping changes to superannuation, negative gearing and business taxation. All the more reason to get on the front foot to make the most of the current tax arrangements while you […]
Why does an SMSF need an investment strategy?
All Self Managed Superannuation Funds (SMSF) must have a valid investment strategy. An investment strategy sets out a fund’s investment objectives and how the members plan to achieve them; we call it a cookbook for your super. It describes the personal circumstances of all the fund members, including their age and risk tolerance and provides […]
Minimum superannuation pension payments for SMSF
You’ve worked hard all your life, and you’ve finally reached the point where you can start to draw down on your superannuation. You may have fully retired, or you could be partaking in a transition to retirement strategy. Either way, you have met the conditions of release, and you are ready to draw down. One […]
SMSF Adviser feature – Dr. Dennis J. Maddern
Maddern Financial Advisers Founder and Executive Chairman; Dr. Dennis J. Maddern, was recently interviewed by SMSF Adviser magazine on what he has learnt from running a business and how to become a successful leader. Simply click on the image to reveal in a large readable format.
The top 3 issues that every pre-retiree should be aware of
For most Australians, a comfortable retirement is a long term goal that remains in the back of our minds for many years. Many of us (especially the baby boomers), watched our parents & grandparents struggle along on a Government pension and vowed never to do so ourselves. The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) survey in […]
Self Managed Superannuation Funds and Property Investment
Property investing through your self managed superannuation fund (SMSF) can be a great way to create wealth for your retirement. Investing in property can be an effective way to diversify your superannuation investments, and any income from the investment property, including capital gains, may be taxed at concessional rates. This could mean a financial saving […]
Self Managed Superannuation Fund sector continuing to grow
The Australian Taxation Office (ATO), have just released their latest quarterly findings on the SMSF space. The SMSF sector continues to grow at an astronomical rate. There are now in excess of 1 million SMSF members with more than 534,000 SMSFs in existence, a 6% increase compared to June 2013. The number of funds established […]
How much superannuation is enough?
We all like to think that when we reach retirement age, our superannuation will have enough in it from our employer contributions to start drawing an income that will keep us going until the end. For many Australians however, this sadly won’t be the case. It is never too early to start examining what you […]