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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.

Is SMSF borrowing worth it, or is a bank loan just as good?

Self-managed super funds have been given the green light to keep borrowing for property investment, but an analysis of current lender rates shows they could be better off bypassing their fund and taking a regular investor loan.

Nerida Cole, 28 October 2015, The Australian Financial Review (subscription required)

The magic of the mortgage offset account

Financial deregulation and keen competition between lenders have greatly expanded the options available to borrowers. Among the many improvements is the widespread availability of mortgage offset accounts.

Daryl Dixon, 23 October 2015, The Age

Default super choice review a win

Industry bodies have agreed with the Government's response to the Financial System Inquiry (FSI) on developing alternative models for default contributions and enshrining...

Nerida Cole, 21 October 2015, SuperReview

The case for joint super is strong

Given our banking system has operated joint accounts very efficiently for many years, superannuation industry criticism of the proposals to introduce joint...

Daryl Dixon, 19 October 2015, The Canberra Times

Don’t set-and-forget super: what you need to know

Super is a large and important part of the remuneration of any public servant. But in the changing workplace, it’s no longer a set-and-forget investment. Your super may need...

Nerida Cole, 15 October 2015, The Mandarin

Home is where the tax break is

Last week's mini-summit has increased the odds of further changes to superannuation tax arrangements. What's...

Daryl Dixon, 12 October 2015, The Canberra Times

Super check: diverse careers require flexible funds

Career paths in the public sector are changing significantly as the traditional demarcation lines between government and private sector have blurred.  Modern public servants could...

Nerida Cole, 8 October 2015, The Mandarin

Look for solutions to pension puzzle

Millions of present and future retirees would be big winners if the newborn government's mantra of "work, save, invest" included a rethink of the 2017 age pension asset...

Daryl Dixon, 6 October 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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