Personal insurances are designed to provide protection from the financial consequences of death or disability. They therefore form an important part of most financial plans. Here, in brief, is how they work.
A popular choice for managing superannuation is to take personal control via a self-managed superannuation fund (SMSF).Although membership is limited to a maximum of four people per fund, the Australian Tax Office (ATO) reports there are almost 600,000 SMSFs, representing more than 1.1 million members. It estimates the value of assets held within SMSFs is more than $681 billion!
Self-Managed Super Funds (SMSFs) have become a popular way for Australians to control their superannuation. The basic requirements are that the fund must have between one and four members and these people are normally family or business related. All members need to be trustees (guardians of the money) and even if the fund is only […]