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  • Published: 2 January 2014
  • ISBN: 9780670077359
  • Imprint: Viking
  • Format: Trade Paperback
  • Pages: 176
  • RRP: $29.99
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Control Your Own Super Fund: How to Maximise Your Greatest Investment Asset


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More and more Australians each year are opting to manage their own superannuation. Control Your Own Super Fund is essential reading for anyone contemplating DIY super.

Your superannuation is one of the biggest assets many of us will ever own, and it will play a critical role in our future plans. But do you know enough about your super, and are you in control of your investment?

Control Your Own Super Fund enables you to take control of your financial future. Expert adviser Paul Clitheroe breaks through the confusion and changing laws of superannuation, and provides advice on how to get the most from your investment. He tackles all the common questions on super ? how much you'll need, what strategies exist to create it and what super choices are available ? and shares all you need to know about starting your own super fund:

- Is DIY super right for you?
- What are the steps and costs involved in setting up your own fund?
- What rules and regulations do you need to meet to stay within the law?
- What investments strategies can you follow to optimise your super?
- How do you improve your after-tax outcome?

More and more Australians each year are opting to manage their own superannuation. Control Your Own Super Fund is essential reading for anyone contemplating DIY super.

  • Pub date: 2 January 2014
  • ISBN: 9780670077359
  • Imprint: Viking
  • Format: Trade Paperback
  • Pages: 176
  • RRP: $29.99

About the Author

Paul Clitheroe

Paul Clitheroe is a founding director of leading financial planning firm ipac, and has been involved in the investment industry since he graduated from the University of New South Wales in the late 1970s. He has completed the two-year postgraduate course offered by the Securities Institute and is a Fellow of that professional body. He was a board member of the Financial Planning Association of Australia between 1992 and 1994; in 1993 he was elected the Vice President and in 1994, the President. From 1993 to 2002 Paul hosted the popular Channel 9 program Money. Since 1999 he has been the chairman and chief commentator of Money magazine. He writes personal finance columns for metropolitan, suburban and regional newspapers across Australia and presents Talking Money on radio nationally. Paul has been a media commentator and conference speaker for more than 30 years, and is regarded as one of Australia's leading experts in the field of personal investment strategies and advice.

In 2003, the federal government appointed Paul Chairman of the Financial Literacy Taskforce. That body has since evolved into the Australian Government Financial Literacy Board, and Paul continues as Chairman. In 2008, Paul was appointed a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) for service to the community and the financial sector through the promotion of financial literacy.

Paul, a keen sailor and golfer, lives in Sydney with his wife and three children.

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