Boost your super

Boost your super covers how much your employer must pay into your superannuation fund, how much you can contribute, the tax-free bonus the Government gives you, contribution strategies and everything you need to know about making personal superannuation contributions.

Boost your super also has special sections on Superannuation Guarantee (SG), Co-contributions and Salary Sacrifice


Below are some of our key Boost your super articles:

Set out below are all SuperGuide articles explaining Boost your super.

Top 10 performing super funds for 2013/2014 year, and for past 10 years   Super Guide

The latest investment returns are great news for Australian super fund members, and for Australian super funds!

Investment performance: Were the best super fund. No, were the best…   Super Guide

A popular question from SuperGuide readers is: what is the best-performing super fund in Australia? Using the term ‘best’ is dangerous in any field because it involves some level of personal judgement…

Investment performance: 22 years of SG delivers 7% a year   Super Guide

Since Superannuation Guarantee was introduced 22 years ago, the long-term return generated on the typical ‘balanced’ super fund account has been 7.2% a year.

Mirror, mirror… what super fund is the best performing fund of all?   Super Guide

Asking experts and rating agencies for Australia’s best-performing fund can be compared to the vain stepmother in Snow White asking the magical mirror: “Mirror mirror on the wall, who in the land is the fairest of all?”.

Another great return! Super funds gain 12.8% for 2014 financial year   Super Guide

The median superannuation growth fund gained 12.8% in value for the 12 months to June 2014, according to rating company Chant West.

Asset classes: Naming the investment winners for the 2014 financial year   Super Guide

Australian and international shares delivered the biggest returns for the 2014 financial year (1 July 2013 to 30 June 2014).

Superannuation rates and thresholds for 2014/2015 year   Super Guide

For the 2013/2014 year, the concessional contributions caps for over-60s has jumped to $35,000, while the concessional cap for everyone else remains at $25,000.

Temporary concessional contributions cap expanded to 50 somethings from July 2014   Super Guide

In July 2013, the federal government introduced a temporary concessional contributions cap of $35,000 for over-60s which has been expanded to 50-somethings from July 2014.

Q: Where do I go to find a calculator that helps me work out how much co-contribution I will be entitled to, and how much super I need to contribute to get that co-contribution?

Higher concessional contributions cap applies to over 50s from July 2014   Super Guide

Q: Do you need to be 60 at July 1 or could you turn 60 any time in 2013/2014 to take advantage of the new $35,000 cap?