Rising wealth and longevity -- throw blended families into the mix and conditions are ripe for family acrimony and legal action when someone dies and their estate is distributed.
The argument over raising compulsory employer superannuation contributions often misses the impact on the wider economy and ignores alternatives to boosting retirement incomes.
What's a comfortable retirement income in Australia, and how much super do Australians need to achieve it? It depends on who you ask.
The growth of cashed-up superannuation funds raises questions about what they will do with all their money, and how they will deliver the best outcome for members.
Thousands of Australians are already taking money from their retirement nest eggs to pay for treatments such as IVF or weight loss surgery. The government is also reviewing early release of superannuation to compensate victims of crime. However, accessing super early reduces the pot of money available in retirement.
A legal precedent may be set for SMSF auditors after a court found a second auditor responsible for the lion’s share of an SMSF’s losses.
Is it inevitable that women will end up with less superannuation in retirement? Women’s superannuation issues are certainly unique. Here’s why.
Public pension schemes are coming under pressure in many countries, raising questions about how people will fund their retirement lifestyles. Here are some steps to future-proof your nest egg.
Retirees may require more than the Age Pension to live comfortably in their older years, and the Australian Federal Budget 2018's expansion of the Pension Loans Scheme makes a reverse mortgage more appealing. However, is it really worth contemplating?
Don't just have a retirement plan, have a financial life plan.