Why putting family first can be a bad financial plan

Ian MillerAsset Protection, Investing in Property, Retirement, Self-Managed Superannuation Funds (SMSFs)Leave a Comment

Do you have children trying to get into the property market? Are your children wondering if it will ever be possible to buy a property? Outgoing Reserve Bank governor Glenn Stevens stated last month that the only way for young people to get onto the property ladder in Australia’s most heated market (that’s Sydney, by the way) is with the … Read More

Retirement: To stay or go?

Ian MillerSelf-Managed Superannuation Funds (SMSFs)Leave a Comment

There is no end of financial advice on retirement: superannuation, investments, tax minimisation, pension eligibility, funding your desired lifestyle… the list goes on. One thing all the different advice has in common is the importance of planning ahead: The sooner you start planning for retirement, the better off you’ll be. One of the biggest decisions for many retirees is whether … Read More

No need to panic about SMSF property changes

Ian MillerInvesting in Property, Investment options, Self-Managed Superannuation Funds (SMSFs)

Recent changes to property investment rules for self-managed superannuation funds are no cause for panic, with some trusted advice still ringing true for SMSF managers. Industry groups and financial experts have spent the past few months speculating on whether the financial system inquiry, headed by former CBA chief David Murray, will result in the federal government banning SMSFs from borrowing … Read More

The great SMSF property secret

Ian MillerInvestment options, Self-Managed Superannuation Funds (SMSFs)

Increasing numbers of people are choosing to self-manage their superannuation, and it’s a fantastic way to keep tabs on your retirement nest egg. But it also means keeping on top of the ever-changing and often complex SMSF landscape. My hottest tip for SMSF managers is to use property to leverage your eventual super stash. Many investors are not aware that … Read More

Three tips for self-managed super in Sydney

Ian MillerSelf-Managed Superannuation Funds (SMSFs)

Managing your own super is fast becoming a popular option for people who want to get more from their investments when the time comes to retire. It may not be obvious, but self-managed super in Sydney can include property investments as well as the range of other options traditionally associated with a super fund. Property investment is a smart choice … Read More