WA Financial Planner Takes Top Honour

Jason Featherby, Director of Knight Financial Advisors, has been recognised as one of the top 50 most influential financial advisers by Financial Standard. The list, which curates financial advisers who have made an enormous impact in their community, was released earlier this month. To be considered, a financial adviser must have a focus on community building, honing their skills by …

Is a Self-Managed Super Fund right for me?

What is a Self-Managed Superannuation fund? A Self-Managed Superannuation Fund (SMSF) puts you in charge of your superannuation, you become the manager and trustee of the superannuation fund and can control where and how much of your super is invested. How does it benefit me? As well as being able to choose the investments made with your super, up to …

End-of-year superannuation checklist

As the end of financial year approaches, it pays to start thinking about whether or not you will be able to make any additional personal contributions to your super. In addition to topping up your retirement nest egg, you will also benefit from some generous tax breaks. Recently, there has been a lot of discussion surrounding the future of these …

Buying property in your SMSF

Many people like the idea of setting up a SMSF to buy an investment property. Unfortunately, the ‘vultures’ have targeted this segment since the rules changed allowing SMSFs to borrow for property investment. There has been a wave of ‘property spruikers’ typically running seminars promoting the strategy and implementing high pressure sales tactics for investors (many of whom the strategy …