SMSF – Being in control of our own destiny

The world of Superannuation is often met by a grunt and a groan by many Australians. When I talk to clients, friends or associates about Super, I often get the same response – the frustration of not being able to access “your” money until you are too old to enjoy it. But why do we feel this way? There can be a number of reasons: Aussie’s under the age of…  Read more

SMSF Hot Topics

Hansens Accountants – Wednesday, March 05, 2014 By Brett Hansen Recently I ventured up to Brisbane to attend the Self-Managed Professionals Association of Australia (SPAA) National Conference. After an absence of a couple of years, I was looking forward to numerous sessions over the three days to see what has been happening in the world of Self-Managed Super, the hot topics and what is on the horizon. The Conference is…  Read more

Self Managed Super Funds – PROPERTY IN A SMSF

Hansens Accountants – Thursday, February 16, 2012 PROPERTY IN A SMSF By Craig Wright – Head of Investment Property @ RUN A few years back, I was exploring other ways I could continue to invest in property and grow my portfolio. I discovered there were some recent changes to the Superannuation Act which enabled me to now borrow funds for investment, with my superannuation as the deposit. With any new…  Read more

Self Managed Super Funds – Administration and Compliance

Hansens Accountants – Thursday, February 16, 2012 Spouse Contributions Splitting   Did you know you can split your Superannuation Contributions in a Self Managed Superannuation Fund? Following the end of the financial year a member can elect to split their contributions with their spouse, to help their Super balance grow, and also potentially reduce the amount of tax you may pay. Contributions can be made in a number of ways…  Read more

They are called a “Self Managed” Super Fund for a reason people, so let’s start managing them!

Hansens Accountants – Wednesday, November 30, 2011 I’m a slave to the fashions and a dancing diva, but oddly, numbers are my thing….more specifically Superannuation. Inspired by the culture and passion at Hansens, my number one goal is to think creatively of ways to help increase your wealth, predominantly through your Self Managed Super Fund. They are called a “Self Managed” Super Fund for a reason people, so let’s start…  Read more

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