Understanding Self-Managed Super Funds in Australia

May 22, 2023 6:00:00 AM

Over the last few years, Self-Managed Super Funds (SMSFs) in Australia have become more popular, as more people are choosing to have greater control and more flexibility over their retirement savings. By establishing an SMSF, investors are able to manage their own super portfolio instead of it being managed by a fund manager. And while there are certainly benefits to this type of investment, it’s vital investors are clear on what the pitfalls are to avoid.

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Topics: Retirement, Savings, Superannuation

Paying Off Your Mortgage vs. Saving For Retirement

May 12, 2023 5:40:20 PM

One of the most common questions we get asked is whether it’s best to pay off a mortgage first or salary sacrifice and pay extra into a superannuation fund, or to do both. While the answer to this question is never straightforward and will depend on things like lifestyle, financial position, and time of life, salary sacrificing can be a tax-effective strategy when implemented correctly. To help you decide, here’s an explanation of what it means and examples of how both options work.

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Topics: Retirement, Savings, Home Loan, Superannuation