SMSFs: Know your options for investing in property

We have been getting more and more enquiries here at Country Wide Wealth in relation to acquiring both residential and commercial investment properties by using a Self-Managed Super Fund (SMSF).   Whether it be purchasing a property outright using cash already held in your super fund or … [Read more...]

Five tax deductions to know about

Five tax deductions to know about You’re probably well aware you can claim a tax deduction for general work-related expenses. But did you know you may be able to claim if: 1. You take a course or study. You may be able to claim a portion of self-education expenses if it’s related to your ability … [Read more...]

The clock is ticking, superannuation changes effective 1 July 2017

Changes to the superannuation rules will come into play on 1 July this year. This is an opportunity for you to consider your circumstances and if it is right for you, you could make the most of the current rules that have larger contributions caps. Before-tax Contributions At present, before-tax … [Read more...]

Is It Time To Downsize?

Back in the day, a big house made sense with plenty of space out back for the kids to play in and lots of room inside for the family to spread out. But if the kids have now flown the nest, you may be starting to feel as though you’re rattling around a bit. Marc Matthews from Marc Matthews and … [Read more...]

Steps to Financial Planning

Your adviser is like a personal trainer for your money Financial advice will mean different things to different people. It will be tailored to your own unique circumstances and focus on the aspects of your financial situation that will deliver the greatest immediate and long-term benefit. STEP 1: … [Read more...]