Month: May 2019


How couples can even up their super balances

May 2019 Opinion piece written by John Maroney, CEO, SMSF Association Published in the Australian Financial Review on 23 May 2019 Are you like many households where there’s one much higher super balance and the other is lower? We outline why you need to change this and how to do it. Despite restrictions on making superannuation…


Considering an SMSF? Here’s what you need to know

May 2019 First published in Your Life Choices on 16 May 2019 Self-managed superannuation funds are popular with Australians wishing to take on the responsibility and control of their retirement savings. SMSF Association policy adviser Franco Morelli explains what you need to know when considering this option. A self-managed super fund (SMSF) performs the same role as other…


Coalition vs Labor – Budget 2019: What it means for investors

May 2019 Whichever major party finds itself in power after the imminent Federal Election, Australia’s retail investors can gain most reassurance from the fact that they will probably end up as beneficiaries of an income tax cut. Coalition Treasurer Josh Frydenberg pitched his Budget largesse at salary and wage earners but spread the net wide…