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SMSF VIDEO In this Video Dennis Jones and Damien Butler talks about Benefits of Self-Managed Superannuation Funds. Self-Managed Superannuation Funds offers Flexibility and Variety of Investments options. Some Key benefits of SMSFs 1. Control 2. Choice of Investment 3. Transparency 4. Succession Plan Damien also talks about Cost of Managing Superannuation Funds and...

Nicholas Lipscombe, NAB Private Wealth Private Client Executive, shares his top 4 debt strategies.
Take control Your first step to a smarter debt strategy is to get a clear picture of your overall financial position. To do this, list all of your debts and ongoing expenses including property loans, investment loans, car loans, credit cards, business ventures, insurances and taxes, as well as general living, so you know what you’re paying out each year or month.


The Pulse

  • Europe, Japan and China continuing to gain traction
  • Election of Coalition Government and Lower Interest Rates improving Australian Business and Consumer Confidence
  • Australian residential housing shows further upward momentum

Global economies

In global economies last month, manufacturing data continued to show signs of improvement. The improved data out the US has been accompanied by the recovering Eurozone, particularly data out of Germany and France, while China appears to have stabilised following the weaker results seen earlier this year. Japan is also showing a positive response to the massive monetary and fiscal stimulus. The improving global growth outlook is looking to become more synchronised across countries in 2014.

AUGUST MARKET PERFORMANCE The Pulse RBA leaves cash rate unchanged at September meeting Labour market conditions continue to weaken in Australia Economic indicators continue to suggest improvements in global conditions   Global economies Global economic data and business surveys last month pointed to an upturn in growth in advanced economies....

Owning property in your Self Managed Super Fund (SMSF) can be both rewarding and challenging, writes Peter Hogan, MLC National Manager, SMSF Advice. Unlike owning property yourself, special rules apply to SMSF owned property, particularly residential property. Borrowing by your SMSF to invest in property also...

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