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Frequently asked questions about super

Frequently asked questions about super

Posted: 16 March, 2022
If the ins and outs of superannuation leave you confused, the answers to these frequently asked questions will help you understand the basics. How much do I need to retire? According to the Assoc…
Super in your 30s: It’s important to squeeze it in!

Super in your 30s: It’s important to squeeze it in!

Posted: 2 February, 2022
If you are in your thirties, chances are life revolves around children and a mortgage. As much as we love our kids, the fact is they cost quite a lot. As for the mortgage, this is the age during wh…
The ‘what, why and how’ of contributing to super

The ‘what, why and how’ of contributing to super

Posted: 22 December, 2021
Despite frequent changes to its governing rules, superannuation remains, for most people, a tax-effective environment in which to save for retirement. Here’s a quick Q&A on the ‘what, why and h…
Unlocking the mysteries of your super statement

Unlocking the mysteries of your super statement

Posted: 8 December, 2021
Superannuation statements. Boring, right? But if, like many people, you toss your annual super statement in a drawer or hit delete, you could be depriving yourself of many thousands of dollars just…
Who gets your super?

Who gets your super?

Posted: 29 September, 2021
Who decides what happens to your superannuation savings when you die? You may think that you do, but that isn’t always the case. The ultimate decision may be made by someone you don’t even know – …
Economic Update: April-June 2021

Economic Update: April-June 2021

Posted: 21 July, 2021
Employment surprise JobKeeper was a cornerstone of Australia’s response to the coronavirus pandemic. It provided millions of Australians with an ongoing income and kept thousands of businesses afl…
What does a good financial adviser do?

What does a good financial adviser do?

Posted: 9 June, 2021
Some people may think that a financial adviser’s role is to forecast the direction of the share market from month to month and invest clients’ money accordingly. This is not the reality, of course…
Can you afford to retire early?

Can you afford to retire early?

Posted: 26 May, 2021
Many Australians caught in the nine-to-five grind of working for a living, dream of the possibility of taking early retirement and spending their days travelling or playing golf or doing nothing mu…
Six super hacks to retire richer

Six super hacks to retire richer

Posted: 28 April, 2021
While it’s easy to be discouraged by superannuation and fear you will never have enough money saved to stop working, remember even a modest superannuation balance can make a big difference in retir…
It’s not too late for super planning in your 60s

It’s not too late for super planning in your 60s

Posted: 31 March, 2021
For most Australians, their 60s is the decade that marks retirement. For some this means a graceful slide into a fulfilling life of leisure, enjoying the fruits of a lifetime of hard work. However,…
Push the super pedal down in your 50s

Push the super pedal down in your 50s

Posted: 17 March, 2021
If 50 really is the new 40, then life has just begun. The kids are gaining independence or may have left home, and the mortgage could be a thing of the past. Bliss. But galloping towards you is… re…
It’s time to get focused on super in your 40s

It’s time to get focused on super in your 40s

Posted: 3 March, 2021
Typically your forties is a time of established careers, teenage kids and a mortgage that is no longer daunting. There are still plenty of demands on the budget, but by this age there’s a good chan…
Pay attention to super in your 30s

Pay attention to super in your 30s

Posted: 24 February, 2021
If you are in your 30s, chances are life revolves around children and a mortgage – not super. And as much as we love our kids, the fact is they cost quite a lot. As for the mortgage, this is the ag…
Super in your 20s: Boring? Doesn’t have to be!

Super in your 20s: Boring? Doesn’t have to be!

Posted: 10 February, 2021
Superannuation is for the oldies, right? In some ways that’s true, but even in your twenties there are good reasons to take a bit more interest in your super. The average 25-year-old has around $10…
Why seeing a financial adviser could be your best Xmas gift

Why seeing a financial adviser could be your best Xmas gift

Posted: 30 December, 2020
The run-up to Christmas is usually a hectic time. Aside from the shopping and Christmas parties, there are deadlines to meet, loose ends to tie up and, for many farmers, the last of the crop to har…
Super success for women

Super success for women

Posted: 2 December, 2020
While women earn less and spend less time in the workforce than men, sharply reducing their super contributions throughout their working lives, there are some simple steps women can take to boost t…
Turbo boost your retirement savings

Turbo boost your retirement savings

Posted: 18 November, 2020
Once your mortgage and other financial commitments are manageable, it is usually time to put the pedal down on your super. Those prime income years, between age 40 and 50 in particular, should be u…
Get your super together and save

Get your super together and save

Posted: 12 August, 2020
If you have had different jobs with different employers over your working career you will probably have superannuation accounts in many different funds. Apart from the time it takes to keep track o…
What will you do with your tax refund?

What will you do with your tax refund?

Posted: 29 July, 2020
Thousands of Australians receive tax refunds every year. Some refunds won’t even cover the cost of a pizza to celebrate, however many are quite substantial. If you’re one of the lucky ones, what wi…
When an SMSF may be the wrong idea

When an SMSF may be the wrong idea

Posted: 20 May, 2020
Since the Australian Government introduced compulsory employer contributions to people’s superannuation funds in 1992, Australia’s funds invested in super have grown to $3 trillion. In this time, s…
Your wealth during the COVID-19 pandemic

Your wealth during the COVID-19 pandemic

Posted: 6 May, 2020
There isn’t a single person in the world who hasn’t been impacted by COVID-19. As new case numbers start to slow in Australia, so too is our economy. This time presents new challenges as everyone g…

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