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Monday, 25 May 2015

Five counterintuitive ways to put a rocket under your super

Despite the risk of future changes to the tax treatment of superannuation, there are some counterintuitive strategies that could give your retirement savings a real boost. by Michael Laurence

Wednesday, 22 April 2015

Bill Shorten’s $14 billion plan for a super tax on the rich: Could it work?

The Australian Labor Party will increase taxes on the superannuation of wealthy individuals if it wins the next federal election. by Eloise Keating

Monday, 20 April 2015

Why you need $2 million for your retirement

SME owners should look to have around $2 million in savings for their retirement, says Pitcher Partners superannuation director Brad Twentyman. by Cameron Magusic

Tuesday, 31 March 2015

Tax discussion paper: Superannuation tax breaks for the rich in crosshairs

Both sides of politics have signalled reform to the superannuation tax breaks enjoyed by the wealthy should be seriously considered as part of the federal government’s sweeping review of the tax system. by Kirsten Robb

Tuesday, 3 March 2015

SMEs look for other ways to gear business premises

There is some speculation that the borrowing rules for SMSFs could significantly ahead of the May budget, with big implications for all businesses that use recourse borrowing arrangements to acquire or gear their business premises. by Michael Laurence

Thursday, 19 February 2015

Ageing population and apathetic retirees: The future of the super system and how your SMSF will fare

Things look grim for retirees, with significant strain being put on Australia’s retirement income system over the next 40 years, experts say. by Kirsten Robb

Friday, 13 February 2015

Warning that SMSF borrowing could “increase risk in the financial system”

The Financial Services Inquiry’s final report released in December recommended a ban on borrowing to invest in property through self-managed superannuation. by Zoe Fielding

Monday, 9 February 2015

SMSF money lost in failed attempt to save business: Four ways to protect your SMSF

A recent Federal Court case underlines the potentially destructive consequences when the assets of a family’s self-managed super fund are used in an attempt to save a struggling small business. by Michael Laurence

Tuesday, 27 January 2015

Spike in number of SMSFs in breach of borrowing requirements

The number of self-managed superannuation funds in breach of borrowing requirements increased over the past year, according to research by the Partners Wealth Group. by Cara Waters
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