Super and Pension

Next to our own home, our superannuation savings are often our largest asset. While we cannot access the funds until later in life it deserves as much care and attention as any aspect of your financial planning. The long term nature of this investments means that having your funds invested in the right place makes a big difference when you do come to retire.

Superannuation is not an investment in itself, it is a concessionally taxed structure designed to save for retirement. Knowing where to invest, how much to contribute (and when) is essential to ensure you maximise every possible opportunity and avoid the common mistakes.

Constant changes in legislation and market conditions means that active long term management will result in better retirement.

  • A positive pension change with a cash rate twist

    Later this month around 630,000 Australians currently qualifying for a partial age pension will receive a welcome fortnightly payments boost.

  • Shares to remain volatile as trade war heats up

    Shane Oliver - Investors should expect more sharemarket volatility over the next year as the trade war between the US and China ratchets up, according to AMP Capital.

  • NALI, LRBA measures pass Parliament

    The government’s further restrictions to non-arm’s length income and LRBAs have passed Parliament, meaning SMSF trustees approaching retirement with an outstanding loan on a property will need to consider their options when planning contribution strategies for the 2020 financial year.

  • Interest rising in SMSF set-up

    Interest in setting up an SMSF among those in APRA-regulated super funds is on the increase, while the average balance and age of new SMSF trustees have declined, according to Investment Trends data.

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