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Wealth Protection Strategies For Retirement

So you’ve accumulated enough wealth by working more than half your life. Now it’s time for you to enjoy your hard earned money and hope it lasts you through retirement.  Pre – retirement is a crucial time as you should have strategies in place to protect your wealth. Life after retirement should be an exciting […]

By |August 19th, 2015|Retirement, Superannuation|Comments Off on Wealth Protection Strategies For Retirement

Are You Willing to Trust Automated Superannuation Advice?

The Australian Institute of Superannuation Trustees is looking into the not so distant future where the industry will be offering their members with automated advice online or over the phone.

This was posed as a possibility to counter red tape and fraudulent advice. The AIST is looking into regulatory constraints such as product disclosure and how […]

By |August 29th, 2014|Retirement, Superannuation|Comments Off on Are You Willing to Trust Automated Superannuation Advice?

Would You Be Comfortable Talking to Your Kids About Superannuation?

Is there an appropriate age to open up about the superannuation system? A recent study commissioned by Australian Institute of Superannuation Trustees show that Generation Y – on the average, are starting to talk more about superannuation as early as 24 years old as compared to pre – retirees, who thought about superannuation at a […]

By |June 13th, 2014|Superannuation|Comments Off on Would You Be Comfortable Talking to Your Kids About Superannuation?

Women Far Behind on Superannuation: ASFA

The Association of Superannuation Funds of Australia has recently released a report revealing that 35% of women have no money for retirement. A staggering 60% of women aged 65 to 69 are among the worst affected, as they had no superannuation. ASFA chief executive officer Pauline Vamos has called this an alarming gap in superannuation […]

By |April 14th, 2014|Retirement, Superannuation|Comments Off on Women Far Behind on Superannuation: ASFA

Retail Funds Call for Privatization

The Financial Services Council have urged state government officials to sell infrastructure to For – Profit Superannuation funds, setting their sights on state-owned electricity networks.

Retail fund’s plan to invest in infrastructure have sparked debate among economists, who warned that this is a risky move, as privatization can push electricity prices up, and the government will […]

By |January 29th, 2014|Investment, Superannuation|Comments Off on Retail Funds Call for Privatization

Proposed Generation Y Retirement Age: 68

Retirement Commissioner Diane Maxwell is recommending to raise the retirement age for Generation Y (people born on the 80s to the 2000s). This is part of a proposal to increase the retirement age by a year every 10 years starting in 2027 to address the increasing number of baby boomers (post World War II 1946 […]

By |October 9th, 2013|Retirement, Superannuation|Comments Off on Proposed Generation Y Retirement Age: 68

Australia’s Superannuation System is One of the World’s Best

Australia has been ranked 3rd overall in Superannuation quality for 2 straight years, behind Denmark and the Netherlands in the 2013 Melbourne Mercer Global Pension Index. The country’s overall score has increased from 75.7 to 77.8 this year. This is good news for Australia as it boasts of a consistent and effective Superannuation system.

Even with […]

By |October 8th, 2013|Finance, Superannuation|Comments Off on Australia’s Superannuation System is One of the World’s Best