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Is an SMSF right for me?

March 7, 2018

There are now over 600,000 SMSFs in Australia, with over 1.1million investors having chosen to manage their own retirement savings. SMSFs offer unprecedented control, flexibility and investment choice, but also come with a long list of responsibilities and obligations, so it’s worth giving considerable thought to whether it’s the right structure for you.

If you’re thinking about an SMSF, or want to know more, tune in to hear SMSF guru Meg Heffron, who has decades of experience managing SMSF administration and has consulted to Government and industry on SMSF legislation, policy and regulation, give her guidance on how to answer this question.

NAB’s SMSF expert Gemma Dale and Meg discuss many of the issues you can and should consider, such as:

  • how much do you really need to start an SMSF
  • how much work it really takes to manage your retirement savings,
  • what risks make an SMSF difficult to manage, and
  • who you should engage to help you, whether you prefer to do it yourself or seek out an expert.


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