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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.

Super insurance too valuable to drop

Article written by John Wasiliev.

When younger people start working, many join large super funds such as industry funds and other public funds that offer potentially attractive...

Nerida Cole, 6 January 2016, The Australian Financial Review (subscription required)

Down side to strategy for retirees

Even though 2015 has been a volatile and at times worrying year for investors, superannuation funds have been able to generate respectable returns well above current inflation. However, with the likelihood of continuing low interest rates and commodity prices, future prospects are more uncertain, especially now the US will be raising its official interest rates.

Daryl Dixon, 14 December 2015, The Canberra Times

Caps plan hits super savers

With a slowing economy and senate obstructing government expenditure reduction measures, Deloitte's forecast of budget deficit blowouts is no surprise. A critical detail, however, is falling superannuation tax collections, despite the recovery of asset prices and values after the global financial crisis.

7 December 2015, The Canberra Times

White collar robots are way of the future

Jobs won't be in short supply in the future but thanks to robots, fewer people will be needed to fill them.

Max Walsh, 3 December 2015, The Australian Financial Review (subscription required)

Push your savings up one or two gears

Given the ongoing uncertainty about the future tax treatment of superannuation, investing in the family home and gearing investments now offer more certain benefits, especially to younger taxpayers

Daryl Dixon, 30 November 2015, The Canberra Times

Tinkering with super would make tax system less fair

Far from increasing the fairness of our tax system, Treasury's latest proposal to replace the flat rate 15 per cent contributions tax by a similar rebate will only increase the tax burden on wage earners relying on compulsory super for their retirement. Everyone else, particularly high-income earners, will be largely unaffected by the change.

Daryl Dixon, 20 November 2015, The Age

GST rise would put savers in firing line

Whatever the outcome of the tax reform debate, the prospects of savers other than investors in the family home are looking very bleak.

Daryl Dixon, 16 November 2015, The Canberra Times

We need super to be flexible

Treasurer Scott Morrison needs to tread warily in evaluating Treasury's proposals for super tax reform to avoid throwing out the baby with the bathwater.

Daryl Dixon, 9 November 2015, 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 17 January 2017
  • Tuesday 14 March 2017
  • Tuesday 2 May 2017
  • Tuesday 13 June 2017
  • Tuesday 25 July 2017
  • Tuesday 12 September 2017
  • Tuesday 24 October 2017
  • Tuesday 5 December 2017

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