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DIY Super For Dummies - Trish Power

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Take charge of your retirement by starting a self-managed super fund!

Now in its third edition, DIY Super For Dummies contains all the expert information and advice you need to confidently set up and manage your fund, navigate the ever-changing super rules, and invest your fund wisely.

Written in the straightforward but fun language that has defined the For Dummies brand for more than twenty years, this friendly and easy-to-follow guide helps you figure out if DIY super is the right way to go for your unique circumstances, shows you how to establish a self-managed super fund, highlights the many ways to contribute to your fund, considers how to make the most of the super tax incentives, and so much more.

With comprehensive new content explaining recent super changes announced by the government, and guidance on SMSF changes that have occurred since publication of the previous edition,DIY Super For Dummies gives you unprecedented and independent information to help you make informed decisions about your DIY super fund, empowering you to develop a successful long-term plan for retirement.

  • Explores how much super is enough for a comfortable retirement
  • Explains the super rules and opportunities in plain English, and outlines how to create a SMSF in ten steps
  • Delves into the costs of running a SMSF, and steers you through your fund's super CART (Compliance, Administration, Reporting and Tax obligations)
  • Explains how to pay a tax-free pension from your DIY super fund
  • Offers sensitive and authoritative information on how to take care of your family after you're gone

Don't leave yourself at the mercy of fund managers-let DIY Super For Dummies arm you with the tools you need to set up and run a SMSF, and help you create a comfortable retirement.

About the Author

Trish Power is an author, journalist and expert communicator. She is co-founder of SuperGuide.com.au, an independent and free website on superannuation.

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Introduction 1

Part I: Taking Control of Your Super 7

Chapter 1: Is DIY Super Right for You? 9

Chapter 2: Understanding How Super Works 25

Chapter 3: How Much Super Is Enough? 45

Chapter 4: Counting On Super Contributions of All Sorts 57

Chapter 5: Getting the Right DIY Super Advice 79

Part II: Setting Up a DIY Super Fund 91

Chapter 6: How Much Does a SMSF Cost? 93

Chapter 7: Simple Steps to SMSF Start-Up 103

Chapter 8: Individual Trustees versus Corporate Trustee 117

Chapter 9: Trustee Declarations and Other Promises 127

Part III: Running Your Self-Managed Super Fund 139

Chapter 10: Finding a Fund Administrator, or Not 141

Chapter 11: Do the Right Thing - Compliance 149

Chapter 12: Act Like You’re the Boss - Reporting 159

Chapter 13: It’s Always Tax Time 169

Part IV: Investing Your DIY Super Money 181

Chapter 14: Exploring the World of Super Investing 183

Chapter 15: Super’s Special Investment Rules 197

Chapter 16: Borrowing and DIY Super 213

Chapter 17: Investing in Property 223

Chapter 18: Investing and Super Tax 235

Part V: Paying Super Benefits from Your Fund 243

Chapter 19: Retiring is Just the Beginning 245

Chapter 20: Your Super and the Age Pension 259

Chapter 21: Running a DIY Super Pension 271

Chapter 22: Making Contributions while Taking a Pension 285

Chapter 23: Divorce and Your SMSF 293

Chapter 24: Looking After Your Family 299

Part VI: The Part of Tens 313

Chapter 25: Ten Special Features of DIY Super 315

Chapter 26: Ten Commandments of DIY Super 321

Part VII: Appendixes 329

Appendix A: SMSF Compliance and Administration Checklist 331

Appendix B: Handy Super Resources and ATO Publications 335

Index 343

ISBN: 9780730315346
ISBN-10: 0730315347
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 376
Published: 30th January 2015
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Australia Ltd
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 18.7  x 2.6
Weight (kg): 0.62
Edition Number: 3