Superannuation

Australians are living longer and due to compulsory superannuation, the superannuation death benefit may be the largest asset in the estate.

Wealth and longevity pose new challenges to estate planning


The first major review of the retirement savings system in 30 years will look at the three pillars of the retirement income system: the age pension, compulsory super and voluntary savings.

A wage rise now – or more retirement income?


If a couple was accustomed to living on a combined salary of A$150,000 or A$200,000, an annual budget of A$60,000 may not really be the retirement they were hoping for.

Retirement in Australia - how much super do you need?


Australia’s superannuation funds are estimated to report collective assets under management of A$6 trillion by 2030.

Super sizing: the growth of cashed-up super funds


If you access super early, you’ll lose its compounding benefit, reduce the amount that you have in retirement and potentially increase your reliance on the aged pension.

Early release of super: good idea or not?


Recent court cases are a stark warning to SMSF auditors, after a court found a second auditor responsible for a lion's share of SMSFs losses.

SMSF auditors under renewed scrutiny


The biggest step the government could take to improve women’s super balances is to increase the superannuation guarantee to 12 per cent.

How to make super work for women


A perfect storm of ageing populations, low interest rate environments that stymie compound interest, and high government debt is placing enormous pressure on many retirement systems.

Retirement: future-proofing your nest egg


Three experts debate whether reverse mortgages are a good idea for Australia's retirees.

Are reverse mortgages a good idea for retirees?


There’s no universal route to financial security in retirement, but there are common steps in the journey. One way to start is with a financial life plan.

Why a 'financial life plan' is better for you than a 'retirement plan'


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