How and when can you access your super? Is it 65? Or maybe earlier? Watch the video to find out more…
Did you know….if you are “downsizing” in retirement, you may be eligible to boost your super via a downsizer contribution. I say “downsizing” because this term is misleading. You don’t actually have to move into a smaller home. In fact, you could upsize and still make a “downsizer” contribution to super! So how does
With it’s very short days, July is always cold and wet and this year has been no different. But on a more positive note, July brings opportunities due to new legislative changes coming into force in the new financial year. So here are 6 potential opportunities for FY 2018/19
The Productivity Commission has just released its draft report into Australia’s “outdated” and “flawed” superannuation system. It’s recommending yet another round of reforms to benefit the average member. But there is no need to wait, the common pitfalls can be avoided now. There is choice now and you can make small changes now to improve
Superannuation benefits are not automatically subject to your will. That means the trustees may not send the money where you want it to go when you die. But there is a solution! Read on.
There are two ways to think about the price of anything. The first is the number of dollars it would cost to purchase that thing. The second is to think about what else we could spend our money on. This is called ‘opportunity cost’ and it is always worth remembering when you make a purchase.
Until now, salary sacrifice has been one of the only ways that an employee can make an extra tax-advantaged contribution into their super fund. But that changed on 1 July 2017. Now, almost everyone can make additional contributions without their employer even knowing – which might come in handy next time you ask for a pay rise!
Recent changes to the assets test have increased the rate at which the aged pension is reduced when assets exceed a certain level. This has led to what some people describe as a superannuation sweetspot. Hitting this sweet spot can make a big difference to your retirement, so read on and contact us if you would like to discuss how you can hit your own sweetspot.