Tag Archives: Retirement Planning

7 age pension traps to avoid

Posted on 01. Jun, 2022 by .

After a lifetime of hard work, it’s important you maximise your entitlements in retirement. So you need to structure your finances carefully to make sure you don’t lose your age pension. After all, you’ve earned it. Here are some common traps to be aware of. Helping loved ones out… It’s only natural to want to […]

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Living costs for retirees rise at fastest pace in 10 years

Posted on 01. Apr, 2022 by .

Australian retirees generally need a certain budget each year to live a modest or comfortable lifestyle, and industry figures recently revealed the highest annual increase in those budgets since 2010i. The Association of Superannuation Funds of Australia (ASFA) put that increase, in part, down to a range of unavoidable price hikes on things such as […]

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Five ways you can start to bridge the super gender gap today

Posted on 01. Jan, 2022 by .

In terms of gender equality, we’ve come a long way over the past few decades. Australian homes and workplaces are very different places than they were in previous generations. But there’s still a long way to go. When it comes to superannuation there isn’t a level playing field for Australian men and women. Before we […]

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Spouse super contributions – what are the benefits?

Posted on 01. Oct, 2021 by .

If your partner is a low-income earner, working part-time, or currently unemployed, adding to their super could benefit you both financially. Your other half might be accumulating little or no super at all to fund their retirement if they’re not a big-income earner, or they’re out of work or working less hours. If you’d like […]

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Considerations for different retirement living options

Posted on 01. Aug, 2021 by .

Whether downsizing your home, relocating to a new city, modifying your existing property, or entering an independent or assisted living arrangement is on the cards, thinking ahead could create more certainty. When thinking about your retirement, financial and non-financial considerations will all play a part. Downsizing your home, relocating or both For many Aussies, retirement […]

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Can I go back to work if I’ve already accessed my super?

Posted on 01. Jul, 2021 by .

Generally, you can, but there may be other things to consider. When you access your super at retirement, depending on your age and personal circumstances, your super fund may ask you to sign a declaration stating you intend to never return to work again. However, there could be compelling reasons as to why you might […]

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Your super checklist for EOFY

Posted on 01. Jun, 2021 by .

The lead up to 30 June can be a good time to maximise tax benefits that may be available to you inside super. If you’re keen on taking advantage of potential tax benefits available inside super, or are looking at ways to rebuild your retirement savings (for instance, you may have made a withdrawal as […]

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Tips for parents who became the bank of mum and dad

Posted on 01. Mar, 2021 by .

Aussie parents have coughed up more than $26 million to help their adult kids since COVID-19 hit our shores – and one in five is at financial risk from doing so. Parents helping their adult kids financially isn’t an unfamiliar concept in this country, but figures reveal mums and dads have forked out approximately $26.8 […]

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Ways to help reduce your debts before you retire

Posted on 01. Dec, 2020 by .

As your working life draws to a close, your social life and recreational activities don’t have to. If you’re anxious about money still owing, here are some helpful hints. Ahh retirement! You may have been dreaming about it for decades. You see yourself hanging up the work boots, putting away the laptop, swinging in a […]

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Gifting and financial generosity during coronavirus

Posted on 01. Jun, 2020 by .

Are you thinking of giving or lending money to adult children (or other family members) who are in financial hardship?  Parents are often called on to help during times of crisis. Now, with a growing number of people experiencing financial hardship as a result of the coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19), there’s an increased chance that parental […]

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