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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.

How to make sure you retire with plenty in your Superannuation

Listen to Dixon Advisory’s superannuation advisors Daryl Dixon and Nerida Cole speaking with broadcaster Tony Delroy on his ABC Radio program, Nightlife.

Daryl Dixon, 4 November 2015, ABC Nightlife Radio

DIY super issue not relevant

The government has been criticised for rejecting the Murray inquiry's recommendation to prevent self-managed superannuation funds from borrowing to buy property. But the concern is misplaced, because there's so little of it. Banning it would solve a problem that doesn't exist. That's because it's not a good investment strategy, at least for residential property

Daryl Dixon, 2 November 2015, The Canberra Times

Shifting jobs? The five things you need to consider

Changes to the traditional career path are opening up exciting opportunities for public servants to develop new skills and work experiences. But don’t forget your longer-term...

Nerida Cole, 30 October 2015, The Mandarin

Putting family first means getting your finances in shape

Getting your own finances in shape is often the best thing you can do for your family. Having a flexible approach sets up options to protect loved ones in the future — whatever might be on the horizon.

Nerida Cole, 29 October 2015, The Mandarin

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

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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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