Category: Superannuation

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Seven ways to boost your super

May 23, 2018

Investing in your super now may help you live the life you desire in retirement. By the time you retire, your super will likely represent one of your biggest assets. It’s real money and it’s your money, so putting some thought into making contributions today may help you achieve the lifestyle you want in retirement. […]

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Spread your money, reduce risk

April 18, 2018

Six out of ten Australians own investments outside of the family home and super. That’s good news. The only problem is that many people are still putting all their eggs in one, or just a few, baskets. A recent study by the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) found 40% of investors admit they don’t have a diversified […]

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Money mistakes people make in their 50s and 60s

November 15, 2017

Avoid these common money traps to make sure you have enough put aside for a comfortable retirement. When you’re in your 50s and 60s, you know you’ve worked long and hard for what you’ve achieved in life and probably have a fair idea of how you want to live in your future retirement. But it’s […]

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The key to making it financially

October 10, 2017

If you’ve paid off your home, have a healthy stash of super and take an overseas holiday each year, you’ve made it financially. That’s the view of many Australians according to recent research. A study by comparison site Finder found paying off the mortgage is the financial milestone 74% of Australians value most. Having enough […]

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It pays to contribute to your partner’s super

August 22, 2017

If your spouse is a stay-at-home parent, working part-time or out of work, adding to their super could benefit you both financially. If your spouse (husband, wife, de facto or same-sex partner) is a low-income earner or not working at the moment, chances are they’re accumulating little or no super at all to fund their […]

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Estate planning and why you need a super plan

June 28, 2017

When it comes to passing-on your super money, you need to put specific plans in place so the right people end up with it when the time comes. You’d probably rather be doing something other than thinking about your own mortality. But because your super can become a significant amount of money, you’ll want to […]

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Five, four, three……your last chance to put more in super

April 26, 2017

There’s a small window left before new rules stop you from adding as much to super as you can right now. It’s crunch time. Time to get advice before super as we know it changes. From 1 July 2017, new laws will limit the amount that goes into super across the board. And that means […]

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The door is closing on super’s current caps

February 21, 2017

New laws will limit the amount that goes into super. Are you prepared for the changes? Following last year’s Federal Budget, new superannuation rules will take effect on 1 July this year. After 1 July, the amount of after-tax contributions you’ll be allowed to make to super will be limited and your super balance will […]

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Super Changes from July 2017

November 29, 2016

How will they impact you? We cover some of the factors to be aware of given changes have just passed in parliament and are due to become superannuation law. Earlier this year, the Federal Budget announcement included a proposal to introduce changes to super bigger than the likes of anything we’ve seen in almost a […]

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Proposed super changes to be pulled back

September 21, 2016

The government has made significant changes to several of its plans around super reform. The government has announced changes to three key 2016 Federal Budget proposals—the most significant being that it would not go forward with its proposal to introduce a $500,000 lifetime cap on non-concessional (after-tax) super contributions. In a nutshell the new proposals […]

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