Category: Strategies

May 25, 2015

Psychology of ‘bricks and mortar’ investment

Tweet Australians love property and our high level of (expensive) property ownership is one of the reasons we are ranked as one of the wealthiest countries in the world. Not only do we desire our own block of paradise, we also love to invest in property with 1.9 million individuals declaring rental income (or more likely a rental loss) in their annual tax returns.

February 7, 2015

Is an SMSF right for you?

Tweet Recently, I did a podcast with Josh Stega, The Wealth Guy. His goal is to bring the topic of personal financial planning into discussion and show you how to manage your money, build your wealth and reach your goals. The podcast I did was all about knowing if an SMSF is the right choice for you. So why not have a listen and find […]

March 12, 2013

SMSF Borrowing – Wild West?

Tweet As this is my first article in quite a few months, I thought it would be appropriate to provide a brief update on a handful of common issues on SMSFs that borrow to purchase property and other assets.     Items I am covering include: ATO warning on dodgy promoters & inappropriate structures Common mistakes made Property improvements – what you can and can’t […]

October 9, 2012

Related Party Loans for SMSF Property

Contributing hard earned personal savings into super for the purchase of investment property is difficult when there could be 30 or more years until retirement. This strategy can be utilised to get all the benefits of investing via a SMSF without permanently losing access to personal funds before retirement.

April 9, 2012

NRAS Property Investment within a SMSF

One of the most common enquiries I receive is in relation to using super to purchase NRAS (National Rental Affordability Scheme) properties.

When I first heard of NRAS and how it worked I was sceptical. I asked myself “is this just a glossy, well marketed property spruik with dubious investment value?”

To answer that question, I do what I normally do – researched, asked questions and of course ran the numbers to see how they stacked up.