Whether you’re new to SMSFs or you’ve been managing your own investments for years, it’s likely that you’ll never experience a shortage of questions when it comes to making big financial decisions.
But who are you supposed to turn to when you don’t have an industry super fund or a financial advisor?
You guessed it. The internet!
With a few simple clicks and affordable online tools (like Financial Mappers) you can easily find everything you need to take control of your SMSF and achieve your long-term financial goals. In this article, we take a look at some of the best sites to bookmark for Australian SMSF investing…
Government websites and resources are an excellent place to start learning about SMSFs. From straightforward videos to webinars, PDFs, hot topics, and newsletters, you’re sure to find the answers you’re looking for here!
Sidenote: ASIC and the ATO are also considered to be some of the most trustworthy resources on the internet. So if you’re looking for information on the correct way to set up your SMSF in Australia or the legal requirements involved in managing your own superannuation, then the ATO and ASIC are the way to go.
- Australian Taxation Office
Running a Self Managed Super Fund PDF Guide
- ASIC’s MoneySmart
Financial calculators and apps
Superannuation and retirement guide
Super Decisions PDF
Superannuation and retirement quiz
If you’re struggling with one specific topic or you have a burning question, SMSF community forums are a fantastic place to get help. You can jump online at any time and post your question, or connect with other SMSF trustees in the community and offer your own financial advice. Community forums are also a great place to go if you’re looking for ‘insider knowledge’ and people with first-hand experience.
- AMP Capital SMSF Community
Starting your SMSF
Running your SMSF
Investing in your SMSF
- Property Investing
- Australian Investors Association
- SMSF Community
Personal blogs and blogs run by businesses often provide helpful SMSF commentary, infographics, financial graphs, links, and videos. The ability for readers to leave comments in an interactive format can also be valuable if you need extra help or you have additional questions.
Sidenote: it’s important to be careful of which blogs you read and to make sure that you always ‘fact-check’ any information you are not sure about, as some blogs are not always reliable/truthful.
A Guide to SMSFs
Super for Beginners
- Saul SMSF
- Financial Mappers
- SMSF Consulting
- SMSF Blue Print
The laws and rules surrounding SMSFs frequently change, so it’s a good idea to check-in with the news now and then, and keep a track of any changes in the industry. You never know, it could save you money!
- SMSF Adviser
- Money Management
- DBA Lawyers
- Business Concepts Group
SMSF News and Strategies Podcast
SMSF Strategy Series
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