Superannuation News

Mon 5 Aug 2019

Shares are at a new high but don't rush to act

Shares are at a new high but don't rush to act

THE stock market has notched up an all-time high with the ASX 200 benchmark index hitting 6,875.5 points in late July, passing the previous record.

Mon 17 Jun 2019

There's a reason you may be in the dark about super changes

There's a reason you may be in the dark about super changes

MORE than half of Australians have no idea about a shake-up of superannuation that's due to kick in from July 1.

Mon 6 May 2019

New superannuation protections from July

New superannuation protections from July

IT CAN be frustrating to have money sitting in super, only to find it gets eaten away by fees and charges over time.

Mon 8 Apr 2019

Super growing past 65 now easier

Super growing past 65 now easier

WHEN it comes to super, the news from the 2019/20 Federal Budget is all good - the latest changes will make it easier for older Australians to grow their retirement...

Mon 25 Mar 2019

Knowing when Super actions are illegal

Knowing when Super actions are illegal

If you can't tick all these boxes, a professionally run super fund may be a better option for you.

Mon 11 Mar 2019

Picked on SMSF trustees rise up

Picked on SMSF trustees rise up

SELF-MANAGED super fund trustees are feeling pretty peeved. Picked on and pilloried by politicians, many feel it's time to rise up and stick up for themselves.

Mon 25 Feb 2019

The future face of poverty across the generations is female

The future face of poverty across the generations is female

MARCH 8 is International Women's Day and that's an opportunity to focus on women's financial wellbeing across the generations.

Mon 18 Feb 2019

Track down and tidy up your super

Track down and tidy up your super

JAPANESE organisational expert Marie Kondo has made tidying up a hot topic, and it could be filtering through to our finances.

Mon 11 Feb 2019

Managing risk in profoundly changing finance environment

Managing risk in profoundly changing finance environment

IT'S BEEN a week of shake, rattle and roll in the financial sector as the Banking Royal Commission wound to a close.

Tue 8 Jan 2019

The wins and losses for super as big year looms

The wins and losses for super as big year looms

NEXT year looks to be another big one for super and retirees with what may come out of the Royal Commission, the federal budget and early election.

Thu 13 Dec 2018

How much money is enough for retirement?

How much money is enough for retirement?

THERE'S an old joke that if you ask three economists for their views on the economy, you are likely to get at least four answers.

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.

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