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8 practical tips to protect your super monies from fraud

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Due to their popularity and there being over AU$400 billion in assets owned by self managed superannuation funds (SMSFs) it is not surprising that they are often the target of fraudsters and thieves.

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Why you shouldn’t set up a SMSF

I believe that Self Managed Super Funds (SMSFs) are absolutely fantastic vehicles for wealth building, asset protection, saving tax and looking after your family when you die.

However – they are not for everybody.

This article will look at the reasons why somebody simply shouldn’t have a SMSF. As you are reading, examine your own motivations for having a SMSF or wanting to set one up.

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What is the best self managed super fund SMSF trust deed?

Not all SMSF trust deeds are created equal – which is why if you try searching by yourself on the internet you will find numerous trust deed providers with a range of prices.

When it comes to SMSF trust deeds, it is definitely a case of getting what you pay for.

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How much is needed to set up a SMSF?

One common question in regards to the establishment of a SMSF is ‘how much do we need to start one?’

The answer is simple: It depends!

If you read the information out there regarding this subject, you will find that the recommended minimum amount required for establishing a SMSF is $200,000. This figure is based on one thing – the cost of operating an SMSF when compared to the management and administration fees charged by retail and industry superannuation funds.

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Best structure for property investment – family trust or SMSF?

For many years the family trust has been the preferred investment vehicle for people looking to build wealth through property – and rightly so. However, with self managed super funds now able to borrow to invest in property via limited recourse loans, every property investor who currently has a family trust or who may be considering one needs to take another look at what is the most appropriate structure for their situation.

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