A Christmas Message

I’d like to take this opportunity to wish all my readers a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.  I trust you have enjoyed my posts throughout the year and look forward to an even bigger and better 2013.

Next year will see a fresh new look for the blog, along with some exciting new initiatives around content to further engage with the SMSF community.  I’m also very excited about the launch of our new SMSF online course, SMSF101 in early February 2012, a joint initiative of The SMSF Academy and Money101.  With the course having recently received 49 CPD points from the SMSF Professionals Association of Australia (SPAA), I believe it will be a ‘game-changer’ for the industry in the delivery of education and training.  Most importantly,  it will provide individuals with a fantastic pathway towards becoming an SMSF specialist.

I look forward to you joining me again in 2013.

All the very best,

Aaron Dunn


Attention: SMSF Trustees | share your views, win an iPad2

In February this year, The SMSF Professionals Association of Australia (SPAA) in collaboration with Russell Investments published an inaugural annual study of self-managed super funds (SMSFs) based on an extensive survey of SMSF Trustees.

The intention of the annual study is to understand trustee views on investing, Government regulation, financial advice and managing an SMSF and track the changing and evolving nature of SMSFs. The insights from the report will be used by professionals, regulators, Government and the industry to better understand the superannuation sector’s future intentions.

The research is being conducted by independent financial services research consultancy CoreData across its database of investors Australia-wide.  As many SMSF Trustees as possible are encouraged to participate in the survey and help shape the future direction of the SMSF industry.

The survey will take between 10-20 minutes, subject to your answers.

Win an iPad2

You can fill in your details to go into the prize draw to win an iPad2 with Wi-Fi + 3G 16GB to the value of $729. There will also be 50 runner-up prizes of a $50 gift card to spend at your choice of Coles Group & Myer, Bunnings Warehouse, JB Hi-Fi, Westfield or Rebel Sport.

Begin Inside Superannuation survey.

Full report findings will be published in February 2012 and shared with SPAA members, policy makers, the media and other industry participants.

(C) The SMSF Academy 2012
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