Top 10 Super Lists

SuperGuide regularly publishes Top 10 lists on important superannuation topics.

In this special section, you can find all of our Super Top 10 lists, including super checklists, super wish-lists, features on super contributions and investment performance, and special rules for over-65s and special rules for over-50s.


You can also find Top 10 lists on running a pension, DIY super rules, annuities and lots more.

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Set out below are all SuperGuide articles explaining Top 10 Super Lists.

Financial advice: Only 42 independent financial advisers in Australia

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Note: This article is updated regularly when new financial advisers join the independence club (latest update September 2014). A financial adviser does not have to be a member of the IFAAA to join the SuperGuide list, provided they can declare that they satisfy the requirements of being an … [Read more...]

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

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The latest investment returns are great news for Australian super fund members, and for Australian super funds! The investment performance results for the 2014 financial year (1 July 2013 to 30 June 2014) delivered another double-digit return, and the strong result means the fifth consecutive … [Read more...]

Investment performance: We’re the best super fund. No, we’re the best…

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Note: Every few months or so, we update this article with the latest performance data on superannuation funds (and pension funds) issued by SuperRatings, SelectingSuper, ChantWest and the Australian Prudential Regulation Authority (APRA). This article contains the latest data for investment … [Read more...]

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

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Note: SuperGuide updates this article periodically with the latest performance and super fund data. You can discover the best value superannuation fund of the year for 2014, the super (pre-retirement) fund of the year for 2014, and the pension (retirement) fund of the year for 2014. You can also … [Read more...]

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

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Australian and international shares delivered the biggest returns for the 2014 financial year (1 July 2013 to 30 June 2014), according to Warren Chant of rating company, Chant West. In the table appearing later in the article, Chant West lists the investment performance of 13 asset classes, and … [Read more...]

Tax-deductible super contributions: Meeting the 10% income test

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Q: I work for myself but I also have a part-time job. I have been told that even though I receive SG from my part-time employer, I can also make tax-deductible super contributions. Is that true? And if it is true, how does it work? Individuals who are self-employed, or who are not employed, are … [Read more...]

Superannuation Guarantee: 10 facts about your SG entitlements

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SUPERGUIDE ALERT: From 1 July 2014, the Superannuation Guarantee rate increases to 9.5% (from the 9.25% that applies for the 2013/2014 year). Based on advanced legislation currently before parliament as at 3 September 2014, the SG rate will remain at 9.5% for 7 years, increasing to 10% from July … [Read more...]

Concessional contributions caps: 10 facts you should know

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We receive many questions about the concessional contributions caps. Throughout 2014, SuperGuide, as always, will regularly update readers on any proposed changes to the contributions caps (and other super changes), and the implications of such changes on super strategies. The list of 10 Q&As … [Read more...]

Oops! Top 10 SMSF boo-boos

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Note: Every year, the ATO publishes the top compliance mistakes made by SMSF trustees. This article contains data up to 30 June 2013. The next update, for compliance data up to 30 June 2014, will be available in early 2015. The ATO has published the top 10 compliance mistakes that SMSF trustees … [Read more...]

For over-65s: Ten super tips when making contributions

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You can make voluntary superannuation contributions up to the age of 74, and these can be concessional (before-tax) or non-concessional (after-tax) contributions. If you’re aged 65 or over, then you must satisfy a work test if you intend to make super contributions. Anyone under the age of 65 can … [Read more...]