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DIY Super For Dummies, 3rd Australian Edition by Trish Power

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Chapter 5

Getting the Right DIY Super Advice

In This Chapter

arrow Demanding clarity from advisers

arrow Craving independent advice

arrow Choosing the right expert/s for your DIY super fund

arrow Appointing a fund administrator

arrow Making a complaint about your DIY super adviser

M ost Australians seek some type of professional advice at different stages in their life — they may visit doctors for medical conditions, lawyers for estate planning and property conveyancing, and accountants for tax advice.

An increasing number of Australians now recognise that when planning for retirement, they may need an expert eye to review their savings plans. If you’re running a self-managed super fund (SMSF), you’re more likely than most to seek out experts to assist you with your retirement planning — including planning for what happens to your savings after you’re gone (for information on looking after your family, see Chapter 24). I cover your main advice options in this chapter.

Keeping It Clear and Simple

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