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Is Your SMSF Investment Strategy Sufficiently Diversified?

April 30th, 2024

When was the last time you reviewed your SMSF investment strategy? If it’s been a while, make sure you have a look – the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) went on the front foot a few years ago, sending letters to over 17,000 SMSFs that hold greater than 90% of their total investments in a singleread more

Super Contribution Caps Set to Increase on 1 July 2024

April 17th, 2024

As the end of the financial year approaches, Australians will soon have an opportunity to significantly boost their retirement savings thanks to the upcoming increase in super contribution caps, effective from 1 July. While there are a number of different routes through which you can add value and funds to your retirement, additional super contributionsread more

How to Set Up a Self-Managed Superannuation Fund (SMSF)

April 11th, 2024

Once set up properly, a Self-Managed Superannuation Fund (SMSF) offers Australians a unique opportunity to have more direct control over their retirement investments, leading to tailored investment strategies with a view to enjoying potentially higher returns. However, this control comes with the responsibility of navigating complex regulatory landscapes and making informed decisions that affect theread more

What is a Self-Managed Superannuation Fund (SMSF)?

March 21st, 2024

A Self-Managed Superannuation Fund (SMSF) offers Australians a unique way to save for retirement, in a landscape typically dominated by what are known as “retail funds”. Unlike those traditional super funds, SMSFs offer the ability for up to six members to have direct control over their retirement savings, with the flexibility to choose where theirread more

Self-Managed Superannuation Fund (SMSF) Loans – A Quick Guide

March 1st, 2024

SMSF Loans - have you ever thought about setting up a Self-Managed Superannuation Fund (SMSF) to secure a loan? Maybe you have a SMSF in place and want to know what your options are. In either case, read on! In this article, we’ll be looking at how to make an informed decision about the appropriatenessread more

Using a Self-Managed Super Fund to Buy Property

February 5th, 2024

You may be aware of Australians using their Self-Managed Super Fund (SMSF) to purchase property - something that has gained popularity over the years. When structured correctly, and undertaken in the right circumstances, it can be tax-effective, allow you to invest in both residential and commercial properties, and utilise your superannuation before you retire. However,read more

McKinley Plowman Federal Budget Update 2020/21

October 7th, 2020

Welcome to the 2020/21 McKinley Plowman Federal Budget Update! In a year filled with uncertainty, turmoil, crisis, and economic downturn, the Morrison Government’s Budget was always poised to be one filled with recovery measures to get the Australian economy back on track – looking at both the short- and long-term. While the majority of theread more

COVID-19 and Your Super

August 27th, 2020

The impact of COVID-19 has been vast and complex – and super, particularly Self-Managed Superannuation, is no exception. As the government continues to bring in and tweak economic stimulus measures to help people and businesses keep their heads above water, some changes have been made to SMSFs and what funds are allowed to do duringread more

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