How much super do I need?

Set out below are all SuperGuide articles explaining How much super do I need?.

Fund choice: Choosing a super fund without an adviser

The questions that Australians need to ask when considering seeking financial advice when selecting a super fund are: how do I find a good adviser, and how do I know the advice I’m getting is appropriate?One option for resolving the dilemma of finding a good adviser is not to get advice. … [Read more...]

Financial advice for super: Is it worth the money?

You don’t have to get advice when choosing super funds, or when considering making extra super contributions, or for any other financial matters. If you do want advice however, do some research on reputable advisers.Advisers deserve to be paid for providing advice but you have to decide how you … [Read more...]

Super rich tax? Trawling SMSF accounts to fix budget not the answer

Note: This article is an updated response to recent claims that superannuation tax concessions are directed towards the ‘super rich’. The federal government is considering significant tax reform, which is likely to include superannuation tax changes as part of that reform process. The relevant links … [Read more...]

SuperGuide checklist: 10 more ways to boost your super

Note: This is the second article in a special two-part series that SuperGuide updates regularly, designed to help SuperGuide readers plan for retirement. This article, and the first article in the series, Super checklist: 10 ways to save your super (link also appears at the end of this article), is … [Read more...]

Investment performance: 23 years of SG delivers 7.6% a year

Since Superannuation Guarantee was introduced 23 years ago, the average long-term median return generated on a ‘balanced’ super fund account has been 7.62% a year, according to regular data released by superannuation ratings company, SuperRatings.Median return means the return delivered by the … [Read more...]

SuperGuide checklist: 10 ways to save your super

The superannuation accounts of Australians have been affected by volatile investment markets in recent months, and you may be tempted not to focus on your super and retirement plans because of this volatility. Although you cannot control the investment markets (but you or your super fund managers … [Read more...]

Superannuation Guarantee: 10 facts about your SG entitlements

Note: The Superannuation Guarantee rate for the 2015/2016 year is 9.5% (from 1 July 2015 to 30 June 2016). Effective since 1 July 2014, the SG rate increased to 9.5% (from the 9.25% that applied for the 2013/2014 year). The SG rate will now remain at 9.5% for another 6 years, increasing to 10% from … [Read more...]

Four reasons to buy insurance via your super fund

Choosing the right level of insurance cover within your super fund is one of the three big decisions you make when joining a fund, along with choosing your investment options, and deciding how much you want to contribute to your fund.I explain the types of insurance options available within your … [Read more...]

Age Pension: More Australians entitled to payments since September 2015

In March, July and September of each year, the federal government changes the rules for claiming the Age Pension… for the better! Currently, the Age Pension income test and the Age Pension assets test are adjusted three times a year in line with increases in the Consumer Price Index.Effective … [Read more...]

Age Pension income test: Deeming rates and deeming thresholds

Note: This article explains the latest deeming rates and the deeming thresholds for the Age Pension income test. If you are seeking information about the latest increases in the thresholds for the Age Pension income test and Age Pension assets test see SuperGuide article Age Pension: More … [Read more...]