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Engaging our ‘creative side’…or so we thought!

Finance related professionals are often described as analytical, detail focused and often good with numbers. Historically, people assume this is because their brain is geared more towards using the “left side”, the side of the brain that is apparently responsible for logical tasks. Neuroscientists, however, have long proclaimed that this view of “right and left”

Our End of Year Video Message

From all of us here at Superfund Partners, we’d like to take the opportunity to thank you for your support and for being a part of our 2016 journey. It has been a great year for us and we have enjoyed working with you all. We will be closed from Thursday 22 December 2016 and reopening on Monday 9 January 2017.

Can an SMSF have a ‘pot of gold’ as an investment

Can an SMSF have a ‘pot of gold’ as an investment?

Whether it’s for diversifying the investment pool or even for the trustees fearing the next financial ‘doomsday’ event, a common question we get asked at Superfund Partners is “can an SMSF buy gold? And are there any rules we need to be aware of?”.

In short,

3 money apps for millenials

3 money apps for Millennials

Don’t let the title fool you, even if you are not a Millennial you may benefit from these fantastic apps. These tools could help you save for your first home, new car or your next holiday adventure. But most importantly, they can help you build your wealth which seems to be an area that millennials are struggling with the most.

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What are the average costs of running an SMSF?

The perceived high costs involved with running your own fund can sometimes be the determinant factor for many people, especially when considering if having an SMSF is right for them. In addition to this, the first question I get asked from prospective clients is “what are your fees?”. It’s a legitimate question and is usually the catalyst for trustees to change administration providers,

ATO issues further guidance on Related Party borrowing LRBAs

ATO issues further guidance on related party borrowing (LRBAs)

On issuance of the Practical Guidance in June this year for related party borrowings, the ATO acknowledged that further information was needed.

Recently, the ATO released Tax Determination 2016/16 which dealt with the subject of when a limited recourse borrowing arrangement has not been entered into on arm’s length terms.

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Top 4 places to retire in Australia

For some, retirement is drawing near and it is time to start planning where you want to set up camp. There are so many amazing places down under which makes it very hard to select just a handful of top spots to retire. So, we asked our team members what they thought and they came up with 4 great locations that you might be already considering.

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Non-Concessional Super Contributions – Where are we now?

With the Government abandoning its policy to introduce a $500,000 lifetime cap for non-concessional contributions are you clear on what non-concessional contributions you can make to superannuation now?

Non-concessional contributions are contributions that are made to super from after-tax income or savings.

Instead of going forward with its proposed $500,000 lifetime cap on after-tax contributions,

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5 apps to help manage your SMSF

Australia has one of the highest levels of smartphone penetration in the world and there is an increasing array of very useful tools and apps freely available to help us manage all aspects of our financial lives.

In this article, I’m going to share the top 5 apps that can make managing your SMSF a breeze.