Why women should take early financial steps

Many women will need to do more to build up their super balances by the time they retire.  There’s a plethora of data showing women, on average, earn less than males and have lower superannuation balances. The federal government’s Workplace Gender Equality Agency (WGEA) released its latest gender pay gap update on 27 February, revealing … Read more

How to shift into pension mode

When and how you can access your super to start an account-based pension. If our working years can be regarded as the time when we aim to build up our superannuation savings, our retirement years can equally be regarded as the time when we aim to spend them. At least that’s the objective for most … Read more

SMSFs and property

Understand the rules, costs and risks of setting up an self-managed super fund (SMSF) to invest in residential property. Self-managed super fund property rules You can only buy property through your SMSF if you comply with the rules. The property must: meet the ‘sole purpose test’ of solely providing retirement benefits to fund members not … Read more