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How A Reverse Mortgage Can Help You And The Economy

For a large percentage of retirees who don't have substantial savings in superannuation or private funds, the pension alone will just not be enough to live on comfortable. In fact, a recent report by the OECD (Organisation for Economic Co-operatio...

5 Simple Steps To Investing In Property With Your SMSF

Using your SMSF to purchase a property is a great way to diversify your superannuation income and make some tax savings as well. With the ability of your SMSF to borrow money for investing in property, you can increase the net worth of your fund q...

What Type Of Assets Can You Acquire With Your SMSF Using Borrowed Funds?

If you're considering using borrowed funds to assist with the acquiring of assets for your SMSF, there's a few things you need to know first. We'll discuss these in more detail so that you can be fully informed about what you can and can't do. ...

How Does An SMSF Property Loan Work?

Buying an investment property with your SMSF using borrowed funds can be quite a complicated procedure and there are certain rules which need to be followed to satisfy the borrowing requirements. We'll discuss these in more detail a little later b...

Reverse Mortgages – Pros And Cons To Consider

As our population ages and more and more people are heading into retirement, funding  a decent retirement lifestyle can become difficult, especially if all your wealth is tied up in your family home. For this reason, many retirees are now lo...

What Should You Invest Your SMSF In?

The rules governing what you can and can't do with the funds in your SMSF can be quite complicated and at times, difficult to understand. Before we delve into these a little further, let's look at the legal requirements of the trustees of the fund...

How A Reverse Mortgage Can Help Cash-Poor Asset-Rich Seniors

As you may well be aware, there have been recent changes to the age pension asset test which can leave some seniors without enough funds to meet their living expenses in retirement. If you're in this position or are likely to be in the futur...

Can You Get A Mortgage If You Don't Have Regular Payslips?

If you're self employed, a contractor, freelancer or seasonal worker, you most likely don't receive regular payslips. In fact, even some small businesses don't provide their employees with regular payslips or may only provide hand written payslips...

5 Tips For Saving While Paying Off A Mortgage

Is it possible to still save money while you're paying off your mortgage? Too often we get into a situation where we don't take control of our finances and end up living from pay cheque to pay cheque and our dream of going on a family holiday or e...