Archive | Superannuation

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The myth about Costello’s super generosity

Peter Costello’s 2007 changes made payments from superannuation tax free after age 60 for those who are fully retired. Is he responsible for making super unaffordable which is now forcing policy changes?

How to be a rich old lady - financial independence

How to become a rich old lady

It’s often said that ‘A man is not a financial plan’. A Practice Director in a successful business shares some of her life tips on financial independence for women aiming to self-fund their retirement.

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A super new opportunity for EOFY 2018

Many people are overlooking the rule that allows anyone eligible to make a super contribution to claim it as a personal tax deduction, but make sure you follow the rules and meet the deadline.

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The top seven EOFY superannuation tips

End of financial year is fast approaching, but you can get ahead of the game with these seven superannuation tips, including a way for a couple to put $800,000 into super in coming months.

Rob Prugue

Rob Prugue’s spiritual super journey

After decades of intense work in financial markets, including Asia-wide responsibilities, a sabbatical walk along Spain’s Camino led to an unexpected mix of superannuation insights and dealing with death.

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$1 million is never worth less than $500,000

It’s become common to claim there is no incentive to save more than $500,000 because of the loss of age pensions and possibly franking credits. But these arguments overlook the way super is supposed to operate.

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Three major financial goals after retirement

Most people in retirement will have three financial goals in the decumulation stage to take account of the uncertainty of health, longevity and markets, and here’s a framework to help.

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