Superannuation News

Mon 26 Nov 2018

Help your super shine by getting to know it better

Help your super shine by getting to know it better

THE end of the year can be a cash squeeze. But it's also a good opportunity to take stock, and budget permitting, grow your super.

Wed 14 Nov 2018

'Miserable view': Former PM slams proposals for retirement

'Miserable view': Former PM slams proposals for retirement

FORMER prime minister Paul Keating has blasted a report that supports raising the retirement age as having a “miserable view” of society.

Mon 15 Oct 2018

What future advice should you give your grandkids?

What future advice should you give your grandkids?

Paul Clitheroe offers some sound advice to seniors who are talking to their adult children and grandchildren about financing now their life in the future.

Sun 14 Oct 2018

New super policy benefits older women

New super policy benefits older women

SENIOR advocates say bridging the gender gap in superannuation will help improve retirement incomes for those most at risk of poverty and homelessness: women.

Mon 24 Sep 2018

Read the news about our economy carefully

Read the news about our economy carefully

LIKE most investors I'm a big reader of the news, and there's certainly never any shortage of macroeconomic commentary to pore over.

Tue 11 Sep 2018

Who will manage my super fund when I can't?

Who will manage my super fund when I can't?

THERE are two most common questions I am asked by my SMSF clients who are concerned about their superannuation when they can no longer manage it.

Sat 8 Sep 2018

Plain English guide to SMSF

Plain English guide to SMSF

Superannuation expert Monica Rule has published seventh edition of her handbook which uses simple language to guide readers through the complexity of SMSF.

Wed 29 Aug 2018

Is super or something else the answer to retirement saving?

Is super or something else the answer to retirement saving?

I HAVE been asked if superannuation is still an effective means of saving for retirement.

Mon 20 Aug 2018

What happens if you stop investing today?

What happens if you stop investing today?

HOLDING onto your investments for the long term and resisting the urge to cash out at the first sign of market jitters, can deliver good outcomes.

Wed 15 Aug 2018

Managed funds: Look around, shop around

Managed funds: Look around, shop around

WHAT'S staggering is that there is currently about $330 billion of investors' capital sitting in underperforming funds.

Wed 8 Aug 2018

Expert advice: Learn to make better investment decisions

Expert advice: Learn to make better investment decisions

WEALTH coach Andrew Heaven answers two questions around investments, allocated pension and superannuation funds.

Mon 23 Jul 2018

Are you likely to be left shortchanged in retirement?

Are you likely to be left shortchanged in retirement?

THE Australian Securities and Investments Commission report reveals that one in ten SMSF members could be left shortchanged in retirement.

Thu 19 Jul 2018

Top ten: Australia's best super funds revealed

Top ten: Australia's best super funds revealed

AUSTRALIA'S top 10 superannuation funds for the past financial year have been revealed, and bank-owned funds are nowhere to be seen.

Tue 17 Jul 2018

Superannuation catch-up rules a great opportunity

Superannuation catch-up rules a great opportunity

THE new financial year that ends on June 30, 2019 is when the realities of the new super system will really kick in.

Mon 25 Jun 2018

Think about using your super to save on tax

Think about using your super to save on tax

THIS is first financial year where you don't have to be self-employed to claim a tax deduction for personal super contributions.

Mon 18 Jun 2018

Fortnight ahead crucial for super contributions

Fortnight ahead crucial for super contributions

JUNE is always an important time to think about last minute contributions to superannuation but this year brings some new rules and new opportunities.

Tue 12 Jun 2018

Federal Budget designed to please seniors

Federal Budget designed to please seniors

AFTER introducing tougher financial measures for seniors in 2017, the latest Federal Budget was ostensibly designed to please.

Tue 5 Jun 2018

Stress test your decisions before locking your super

Stress test your decisions before locking your super

THERE are several things to look at when considering having a SMSF or money in an established super fund, such as a better insurance deal.

Tue 15 May 2018

Can the proposed changes to the work test benefit me?

Can the proposed changes to the work test benefit me?

IT’S A question on the minds of many older Australians - will the announced changes in the Federal Budget to the work test be of benefit to me?

Blinding financial advice in the spotlight

Blinding financial advice in the spotlight

If you use the services of a financial adviser, or are planning to, the cornerstones of your relationship should always be based around transparency and trust.

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