Author(s): Trish Power
Take control of your retirement savings with this easy-to-understand guide to DIY super Are you passionate about looking after your financial future? If you run (or are considering running) a self-managed super fund, this comprehensive and practical resource is for you. Discover how to set up and run your fund, stay on the right side of the super rules, invest your super cash, and even run a pension from your fund. *Find expert and independent guidance -- Trish Power shares her knowledge of DIY super and the opportunities to create wealth using super *Build your super benefit -- understand super's contribution rules, including making contributions in retirement *Set up a DIY super fund -- discover how to create a fund in a few days and the importance of signing your trustee declaration *Run your SMSF -- learn to steer your fund's super CART (compliance, administration, reporting and tax obligations) *Invest your SMSF monies -- take advantage of super's investment rules, such as renting an office from your self-managed super fund *Pay benefits from your DIY super fund -- discover how you can pay lump sums or run a pension from your super fund *Access tax-free super benefits -- take advantage of the tax-free super for over-60s rules and, potentially, pay no tax before age 60
Trish Power is the founder of SuperGuide (www.superguide.com.au), an independent and free superannuation website for consumers. She is a journalist and the author of ten books, including Superannuation For Dummies, 2nd Edition, and Superannuation: Choosing a Fund For Dummies.
Introduction. Part I: Taking Control of Your Super. Chapter 1: Trusting Yourself with DIY Super. Chapter 2: Is DIY Super Right for You? Chapter 3: Setting Your Retirement Target — How Much Is Enough? Chapter 4: Counting On Contributions. Chapter 5: Getting the Right DIY Super Advice. Part II: Setting Up A DIY Super Fund. Chapter 6: How Much Does a SMSF Cost? Chapter 7: Simple Steps to DIY Start-Up. Chapter 8: Individual Trustees versus Corporate Trustee. Chapter 9: Trustee Declarations and Other Promises. Part III: Running Your Self-Managed Super Fund. Chapter 10: Finding a Fund Administrator, or Not. Chapter 11: Do the Right Thing — Compliance. Chapter 12: Act Like You're the Boss — Reporting. Chapter 13: It's Always Tax Time. Part IV: Investing Your DIY Super Money. Chapter 14: Investing — Choosing between Infallible, Gullible and Sensible. Chapter 15: Super's Special Investment Rules. Chapter 16: Borrowing and DIY Super. Chapter 17: Investing In Property. Part V: Paying Super Benefi ts from Your Fund. Chapter 18: Retiring Is Just the Beginning. Chapter 19: Running a DIY Super Pension. Chapter 20: Making Contributions while Taking a Pension. Chapter 21: Looking After Your Family. Part VI: The Part of Tens. Chapter 22: Ten Special Features of DIY Super. Chapter 23: Ten Commandments of DIY Super. Part VII: Appendixes. Appendix A: Tax Rates, Super Thresholds and Other Moving Targets. Appendix B: Handy Super Resources and ATO. Publications. Appendix C: Glossary. Index.