Can my SMSF own artwork and lease it to my business? – How to invest in collectables and other personal-use assets

One of the biggest benefits of an SMSF is that it allows you to hold a wider range of investments that other superannuation funds can’t. The most popular example of an investment that you can have...

How to set up your SMSF in 7 easy steps

Starting your own SMSF is major financial decision, but if you’ve done your research and agreed it is right for you, here are the seven steps you need to take to get started. Decide whether you’d ...

6 reasons why you should start your own SMSF

Over one million Australians choose to manage their own superannuation, and every quarter this number grows by the thousands*. Here’s why you should consider joining this trend and starting your o...

Summary of the latest superannuation news

Now that we have recovered from elections and politics (to a certain extent!) and have a newly-elected government, I thought I’d round up the latest news relating to superannuation and self-manage...

Your 2013 end of financial year SMSF checklist

Despite the rhetoric around possible changes to self managed super funds as a result of the recent Federal Budget, there is nothing new really to consider for EOFY preparation this year.  The chan...

[VIDEO] Superannuation and the 2013 Budget

Another year, another Budget. The good news is that no further changes to superannuation were made in last night’s Budget that hadn’t already been announced in April. In summary, the major upcomin...

How to buy property with your SMSF

One of the biggest advantages of having a self managed super fund (SMSF) is the ability to directly invest in real estate. While the ability to borrow in super to purchase property has only been a...

[VIDEO] Tax rise for the highest super earners?

In the following video, Rivkin Super Manager, Charity Bru, addresses a recent proposal by the Labor government in regards to a possible tax rate hike on superannuation earnings for the wealthy. An...

Why your personal and SMSF assets should be kept separate

One of the biggest principles of running your own self-managed super fund is to keep the assets of the SMSF separate from other personal or business assets you might own . This might seem like com...

How SMSF in-specie contributions work

In specie contributions are essentially all contributions made to your super that are not a cash contribution. As in specie contributions do not involve a transfer of cash, naturally this means th...

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