Despite concerns that life insurance premiums inside superannuation are set to rise as a result of new legislation making insurance opt-in for members under 25, inactive accounts and balances below $6,000, there is little sign of this happening.
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The cost of Income Protection insurance has increased sharply, but some super funds are bucking the trend.
In our reckoner below you can view the median monthly investment returns for 5 superannuation investment options going back to January 2016.
In this article we report median super fund performance for 1, 3, 5, 7, 10 and 15 years, up to 31 December 2020 and across five different investment options.
In a remarkable turnaround super funds sprinted home to finish 2020 on a positive note after weathering some of the most challenging conditions in living memory.
In the reckoners below you can view the median super fund returns for 1, 3, 5, 7, 10 and 15 years across five different investment options.
After a tumultuous year that rocked lives and livelihoods, investors have cause for cautious optimism in the year ahead.
SMSF trustees regularly need to assess whether each member of their fund has an appropriate level of insurance. In this article we look at whether there are benefits having insurance inside your SMSF rather outside your super fund.
Deb is worried that she won’t have enough savings to live comfortably in retirement and, at age 52, wonders if she’s left it too late to catch up.
“What is Australia’s retirement age?” or “What age can I retire?” are common questions. The simple answer is “it depends”.
Money Magazine announced its superannuation Best of the Best Awards 2021 on December 3, 2020 based on research by Rainmaker.
This article broadly explains how superannuation is taxed, including when you make contributions, as your super grows, and when you access your super.
SMSFs can cost a bit to set up, but the latest research shows they quickly become cost effective to run.
The decision about when to retire is rarely made overnight. It’s a major life event and deserves careful thought and planning. Finances play a big part, but so do your health, your partner’s circumstances and whether you still enjoy your work or are itching to leave.
The Great Australian Dream of home ownership is about more than a roof over your head, it has a big role to play in retirement planning.