superannuation

The top 3 mistakes people make with their super
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Superannuation is one of the most effective wealth creation tools in Australia today.  The taxation benefits of voluntary contributions into your superannuation are well-known, as is the ability to access your super funds (via a self-managed super fund) to invest in property. Unfortunately, however, there are simple mistakes that people regularly make which means their…

Fundamentals to estate planning
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Planning your estate is an important matter. Estate planning involves arranging your assets and circumstances in such a way as to ensure that your beneficiaries after your death receive from your assets, the maximum use and enjoyment at a minimum cost in taxes and heartache. In other words, estate planning should be an efficient and…

11 benefits of running your own super fund
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There are changes aplenty in the superannuation space at present, but some things have stayed the same. One of which is that there are still multiple benefits to running your own super fund, regardless of any changes to the general super landscape. In fact, more and more Australians are opting to take control of their…

Baby Boomers Won't Have Enough Money To Fund Retirement [infographic]
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Despite being generally considered the nation’s most prosperous generation almost 38 per cent of baby boomers believe they won’t have enough money to fund their retirement! The Baby Boomer Housing and Lifestyle Report released last year by Realestateview.com.au, found the majority of baby boomers do not believe they are well off and are concerned over the…

8 key super changes on the way
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Have you got your head around the new superannuation rule changes?  While much has been written about the new superannuation laws coming into effect on 1 July 2017, it seems many people are still confused or don’t completely understand the changes. But it is imperative that you seek urgent advice as many of the changes…

Are you about to be penalised over pending changes to superannuation? (part two)
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There is no denying that superannuation is a super way to help create wealth for your retirement. But it also carries with it a significant amount of legislation to ensure that it is operating effectively for the majority of Australians and there aren’t any taxation loopholes that provide unfair advantage to the minority.  From 1…

Why single women are more likely to retire poor
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Despite more women joining the workforce, women are retiring with significantly less super than men, and single women do even worse, writes… Diana Warren, Australian Institute of Family Studies The participation of women in the labour force has increased substantially over the last few decades, but women still retire with around half as much superannuation…

Are you about to be penalised over pending changes to superannuation?
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New superannuation rules are on their way and you could be penalised if you don’t understand them. That may seem harsh, but the Federal Government generally doesn’t muck around if someone breaks the law. And we all know that ignorance is no defence. The thing is there are significant changes to superannuation rules coming into…

Business Briefing: what super is doing to banking and finance
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New research modelled how an increase in the superannuation guarantee would affect the finance sector and the results show it all balances out, writes… Jenni Henderson, The Conversation The total of superannuation assets in Australia is a staggering A$2 trillion and contributions to this are rising. But despite this significant influence, a new study shows…