Super Smart Seminar 2012

Ballina Smart Super Seminar puts the clarity into superannuation
TUESDAY 27 NOVEMBER 2012 Collins Hume hosted a very special event for self-managed super fund owners and would-be property investors billed as their Super Smart Seminar. The highlight of the evening event was a keynote presentation by Grant Abbott, Australia's leading SMSF expert, trainer and presenter. Grant and the Collins Hume team were joined by a full house of Northern Rivers SMSF owners, would be investors and local community members.

The session kicked off with a warm welcome from Collins Hume Partner and SMSF Specialist Ian Wunsch. Guest speaker Grant Abbott addressed assembled guests on investment opportunities for SMSF trustees at different stages of life, SMSF farm and business planning, preparing the various generations and the Ballina market in general.

Following the formal presentations, guests were treated to refreshments and an opportunity to mingle and delve deeper into their own SMSF queries. During the social part of the evening, Yvonne Corrigan's name was drawn as the lucky winner of the Galaxy Tab / iPad prize! 

Ian Wunsch said, "Our Super Smart Seminar was designed to provide a broad overview of SMSFs and the strategies that can be implemented through them â€" already growing in interest with people who want to galvanise their wealth planning now to optimise retirement. Our role was to make that clear to all who attended and I think we succeeded in doing so."

Due to the success of the Super Smart Seminar, which was fully subscribed, the programme is likely to be repeated in 2013 with event details to be shared in due course. In the meantime, we have 20 FREE TICKETS available for Grant Abbott's 'Maximising the Potential of your SMSF' presentation at the Australian SMSF Members Association National Conference Roadshow on 7 December 2012 at the Brisbane Convention Centre. The first 20 people to phone us and request a ticket will get to attend, for free, on us.

Please call Collins Hume on 02 6686 3000 if you'd like to be added to our event mailing list or if you would like to discuss your own SMSF arrangements with our specialist team before then.

Super Smart Seminar

DON'T MISS Best-selling author Grant Abbott on negative tax plus his Top 10 Strategies to maximise SMSF value at our free Super Smart Seminar in Ballina on Tuesday

Here's a little of what Grant had to say about Tuesday's seminar when he was interviewed on local radio about it last week:

"I'll be discussing quite a bit; I think the main one of course is for the youngsters - the Gen X's who don't feel that super's a long way away, I'll be talking about the ability to borrow. And let's face it there's some great buys around Ballina and it's not too expensive.  People have this money hidden away in a retail fund or an industry fund and it's just wasting away. They need to take responsibility and use the fund to go and buy a property.

Beyond that generation, for people who are still working their farms, I really think the best strategy I'll be talking about on the night will be transferring farms into self-managed super funds. I find in my travels around Australia that quite often mum and dad farmers might gift the property or transfer the property or farm over to the children and then the son dies or gets divorced and this often results in mum and dad get kicked off the property. So a little bit of common sense strategy around that.

And another will be preparing for the next 5, 10 or 15 years and covering all the generations which I think is crucial."

This is a must see for anyone with an SMSF or considering establishing an SMSF. Seats are filling fast so RSVP today to secure your complimentary seat by calling Collins Hume on 02 6686 3000 or RSVP by email to Or visit for more information about Collins Hume's Super Smart Seminar on 27 November.

Collins Hume's Super Smart Seminar

Learn not only how not to pay tax, but get tax back from the government?
Best-selling author, Grant Abbott, will discuss the vital topic of negative tax as well as his Top 10 Strategies for maximising the value of your SMSF at Collins Hume's Super Smart Seminar on 27 November in Ballina.

Grant is Australia's leading SMSF advisor, author and presenter. Specialising in the SMSF industry since 1994, he has four best selling SMSF books and consults to most major and boutique finance houses in Australia. By special arrangement and exclusively for guests of Collins Hume, Grant will discuss his Top 10 Strategies and show you ways to implement these strategies to best suit your situation.  A taste of some of the strategies Grant will be discussing include: 

  • National Rental Affordability Scheme Property Purchase
  • Auto Reversionary Pensions
  • Insurance and Centrelink
  • SMSF Farm and Business Planning

Collins Hume's Super Smart Seminar is designed to provide a broad overview of SMSFs and the strategies that can be implemented through an SMSF - already growing in interest with people who want to galvanise their wealth planning now to optimise retirement.

You'll find full seminar details below; simply RSVP by email to confirming the names of each attendee for registration, printing and catering purposes. Read more…

Collins Hume Giving

Businesses have the power to change lives
We were delighted to learn that The Board of B1G1 Giving recently awarded Collins Hume the honour of being a B1G1 Certified Giver in recognition of our long-term and effective giving.

In a world where we see so many issues in a vast variety of forms, charity organisations, government bodies and NGOs alone cannot make our world a better place for all.

We believe real sustainability comes from giving and caring in our individual lifestyle, in our community and in our world.

In order to embed giving in Collins Hume's everyday life, we work with a number of local organisations by giving them financial and pro bono support to change lives. Additionally, through B1G1, we make monthly contributions to worthy causes all around the globe. Our latest giving activity made a difference to 25,735 people and, to date, we have had a direct impact on 447,110 lives. Causes are chosen by our team, the most prevalent giving category being food causes, however we are also championing clean water supplies, medical support, childhood and disadvantaged education, accommodation and environmental causes. Read more…

Accounting Industry Thought Leadership

Peter Fowler billed to speak at Business Advisory Conference in 2013
Collins Hume's Peter Fowler billed as a guest speaker at the Smithink 2020 Business Advisory Conference to be held on the Gold Coast in early 2013.

Unlike any other event held in Australia and New Zealand, the conference helps accounting industry professionals learn how to create pragmatic business plans and deliver specialist business advisory services to their clients.

Peter already plays a key role in Collins Hume's International Business Development Conferences, is a popular speaker, and was appointed a strategic facilitator of the Northern Rivers Tourism Industry Roundtable so is well-qualified to participate at speaker level at the event.

Now in the sights of Smithink 2020, advisers to the accounting profession, Peter's thought leadership and the progressive manner in which he helps clients are shining examples of the high standard of professionalism Collins Hume offers clients and business owners - the firm won Professional Services Business of the Year in The Ballina Shire and Northern Star Business Excellence Awards 2012. Yet Peter's motto in life is never far from his business advisory approach, "We work to live, we don't live to work." Read more…
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