Set out below are all SuperGuide articles that relate to SMSFs.
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There are legitimate reasons for maintaining reserves in your SMSF, but the ATO is keen to point out that avoiding tax is not one of them.
Property investment is popular with SMSFs, but mistakes are common when it comes to tax time.
If you are a passionate collector or connoisseur, then you may be able to use that knowledge to boost your retirement savings.
The year 2020 has been a turning point for sustainable investing on so many levels. COVID has brought to the forefront of investors’ minds considerations such as how companies treat their staff, as well as numerous other environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues.
Now that some of the initial hype has gone out of cryptocurrencies, it’s a good time to take a clear-eyed view of their investment potential.
Tracey Spicer talks to Deborah Kent from Integra Financial Services about the pros and cons of SMSFs, and how ethical investing is becoming more popular.
Managed accounts are increasingly taking the place of managed funds in self-managed super fund (SMSF) portfolios because they give advisers the ability to act swiftly when markets move, as well as offering tax advantages and improved transparency.
Call it the COVID-19 Catch-22. Even though more SMSFs report an unquenched thirst for advice, fewer are seeking out financial planners.
The number of SMSFs in Australia has continued to rise in recent years, along with average individual member and overall fund balances. The majority of SMSFs have been operating for more than ten years and have corporate trustees, with this structure becoming very popular since 2015.
SMSFs are now firmly embedded in Australia’s superannuation system, so what type of people are attracted to running their own funds?
The amount of money you should have in super to make it worthwhile setting up your own self-managed super fund (SMSF) is a contentious issue.
Many SMSF investors are in the dark about how much it will cost to set up and run their own fund, and whether they are paying a fair price for SMSF advice and services. And it’s easy to see why.
It may seem like everyone who’s anyone has a self-managed super fund (SMSF), if some financial advisers and property spruikers are to be believed. Yet the reality is that just 4% of Australians have one.
Many SMSFs start off with just one or two members but, as members’ children mature and become adults, some SMSF trustees seek to add dependents to their fund.
Changes to LRBA rules may make it easier for SMSFs to borrow to buy property.