Tag Archives: Superannuation

Super changes that could affect you from 1 July 2022

Posted on 01. May, 2022 by .

Last month, the Federal Government legislated a number of proposals that it previously put forward in its May 2021 Federal Budget. The changes announced will come into effect on 1 July 2022. Here’s a snapshot of what will change, with further details below. More people will be eligible for contributions from their employer, under the Superannuation […]

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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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What you should know about creating your will and estate plan

Posted on 01. Dec, 2021 by .

If you want to protect your family and assets, it’s worth documenting what you’d like to happen if you can’t make your own decisions later in life or if you pass away. If you’ve got people in your life who you love and assets you’d like to be distributed in a certain way, you might […]

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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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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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Women the winners in low income super tax offset

Posted on 01. Apr, 2020 by .

Women starting a family benefit most from the government’s low-income super contribution. Women are the biggest recipientsi of the low-income super tax offset (LISTO). The number of females eligible for the tax break increases significantly around the time they start having children. How low income super tax offset (LISTO) works LISTO is a government superannuation payment […]

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Super investment options – what’s right for you?

Posted on 01. Dec, 2018 by .

Choosing the right super investment options at the right time could make a difference to how much money you have when you retire. When it comes to your superannuation, the investment options you choose today and in future may impact how much money you retire with.  If you haven’t selected an investment option within your […]

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Why it pays to contribute to your partner’s super

Posted on 01. Jun, 2018 by .

© AMP Life Limited. First published March 2018 If your other half 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 […]

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Estate planning and why you need a super plan

Posted on 01. Jun, 2017 by .

By AMP Life Limited and originally published 6 October 2016. 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 […]

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