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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.

New super regime is finally here

The parliamentary approval of the new super arrangements allows all affected super fund members to review and, if necessary, change existing strategies to comply with the new rules....

Daryl Dixon, 4 December 2016, The Canberra Times

Bonds lose lustre as rates rise

With Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen signalling that US official rates could soon rise, now's the time to review the merits of bond and other fixed interest fund investments....

Daryl Dixon, 27 November 2016, The Canberra Times

Trump win could lift interest rates

World sharemarkets have responded positively to the Trump election victory which, if sustained, is excellent news for balanced and growth super fund investors.

The expectation of...

Daryl Dixon, 20 November 2016, The Canberra Times

Should you top up your nest egg?

Although the relevant legislation is yet to be passed by the Senate, it's likely super fund members will be able to contribute up to $180,000 (age 65 to 74) or $540,000 (under 65)...

Daryl Dixon, 14 November 2016, The Canberra Times

Low level investment returns bite

Funding a comfortable retirement has always been a challenge for many Australians, but falling and volatile investment returns and increasing longevity are now making it even more...

Daryl Dixon, 6 November 2016, The Canberra Times

Life is set to get tough for self-funded retirees

Reader feedback on the new age pension test has highlighted just how tough life for self-funded retirees with financial assets will be after January 1, 2017. They will be struggling to...

Daryl Dixon, 30 October 2016, The Canberra Times

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

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Daryl and Nerida’s ABC Nightlife dates for 2017

Daryl Dixon and Nerida Cole will once again appear on ABC Nightlife Radio throughout 2017 accompanied by new show host Philip Clark.

Tune into the program on Tuesdays 10.00pm on the following dates to hear Daryl and Nerida discuss the latest topics in super and the economy:

  • Tuesday 16 May 2017
  • Tuesday 20 June 2017
  • Tuesday 1 August 2017
  • Tuesday 19 September 2017
  • Tuesday 7 November 2017
  • Tuesday 12 December 2017

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