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.

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

Note: Every 6 months, we update this article with the latest performance data on superannuation funds and pension funds, released by 3 rating agencies and the Australian Prudential Regulation Authority. This article contains the investment results for the best performing super funds up to 30 June … [Read more...]

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

Note: SuperGuide updates this article every 6 months with the latest performance and super fund data. Discover the best ‘value for money’ super fund for 2015, the super (pre-retirement) fund of the year for 2015, and the pension (retirement) fund of the year for 2015. This article lists the top 10 … [Read more...]

Financial advice: Only 67 independent financial advisers in Australia

Note: This article is updated regularly when new financial advisers join the independence club (latest update August 2015). 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 independent … [Read more...]

Salary sacrificing and super: 10 facts you should know

Salary sacrificing superannuation, by making before-tax super contributions, is a popular strategy for employees on middle-to-high incomes. The deal is that you increase your superannuation balance (and pay 15% contributions tax, and for those earning an adjusted taxable income of more than … [Read more...]

Concessional contributions caps: 10 facts you should know

We receive many questions about the concessional contributions caps. Throughout 2015 and into 2016, 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 … [Read more...]

Top 10 performing super funds for 2014/2015 year, and for past 10 years

The investment performance result for the 2014/2015 financial year (1 July 2014 to 30 June 2015), for the median growth superannuation fund, has delivered the sixth straight positive annual return, according to rating company, Chant West. The strong investment performance for the financial year … [Read more...]

Asset classes: Naming the investment winners for the 2014/2015 financial year

International shares (unhedged) and Australian listed property delivered the biggest returns for the 2014/2015 financial year (1 July 2014 to 30 June 2015), according to rating company, Chant West. In the table appearing later in the article, Chant West lists the investment performance of 12 … [Read more...]

TRIPs: 10 interesting facts about transition-to-retirement pensions

Note: The general concessional contributions cap remains at $30,000 (for the 2015/2016 year, and also applies for the 2014/2015 year). The special $35,000 cap for over-50s continues to apply for the 2015/2016 year (or more specifically, to anyone who is aged 49 years or over on 30 June 2015). If … [Read more...]

Bring-forward rule: 10 facts you should know

I receive a lot of questions from readers seeking information about how the non-concessional (after-tax) rules work; in particular, how the bring-forward rules works. The bring-forward rule works over a 3-year period so it is very important that you keep track of the size and timing of any … [Read more...]

Superannuation Guarantee: 10 facts about your SG entitlements

Note: Since 1 July 2014, the Superannuation Guarantee rate increased to 9.5% (from the 9.25% that applied for the 2013/2014 year). The SG rate now remains at 9.5% for another 6 years, increasing to 10% from July 2021, and eventually to 12% from July 2025. If you work as an employee, and you … [Read more...]