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Daryl Dixon and Dixon Advisory employees regularly write articles on self managed super funds (SMSFs) and financial issues for a number of publications including The Canberra Times, The Sun-Herald, The Australian Financial Review and Financial Review Smart Investor. We will continually update these articles here for you to read.

Rules give little reason to save

Current and future retirees now have precise details of how the new harsher age pension assets test will impact on their retirement finances.

From January 1, the cut-off points...

Daryl Dixon, 16 October 2016, The Canberra Times

Inequities loom in DB pensions

In stark contrast to the generous treatment of higher-income contributing defined benefit fund members, the draft legislation contains tough and in some cases unrealistic valuations...

Daryl Dixon, 9 October 2016, The Canberra Times

Compromise on super is fair, logical

Top marks to the government for dumping the deeply flawed proposal to introduce a backdated lifetime $500,000 non-concessional contributions cap in response to pressure from passionate...

Daryl Dixon, 25 September 2016, The Canberra Times

Public servants seek clarity on pensions tax

Top marks to the Public Sector Superannuation member who highlighted the lack of information about how the additional tax payable on his pension will be calculated under the budget...

Daryl Dixon, 18 September 2016, The Canberra Times

Transition to retirement pensions retain appeal

Not surprisingly, several readers with transition to retirement (TTR) superannuation pensions have asked how the budget changes will affect them. One reader even asked about ways for...

Daryl Dixon, 11 September 2016, The Canberra Times

Benefit fund members in the dark

While public attention focuses on whether the $500,000 lifetime non-concessional super cap will be legislated, defined benefit fund members are yet to learn precisely how the budget...

Daryl Dixon, 4 September 2016, The Canberra Times

Age pension may beat $1m in super

Reserve Bank interest rate cuts and federal government policy changes are combining to threaten the immediate and future living standards of both self-funded retirees and non-...

Daryl Dixon, 14 August 2016, The Canberra Times

Make sense of super benefits

Following my recent comparison of the defence force's old and new super funds, several readers have provided feedback that the article didn't detail all the ways in which...

Daryl Dixon, 7 August 2016, The Canberra Times

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