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.
SuperGuide Premium is ad-free
“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.
The wisdom of increasing compulsory super next July is not the only reason the Retirement Income Review was eagerly anticipated, but it certainly added fuel to the fire.
ETFs provide SMSFs with an easy and cost-effective means of gaining exposure to international assets, and other harder-to-access asset classes such as emerging markets. This article lists the 20 most popular ETFs invested in by SMSFs.
Managed funds are an investment scheme where investors opt to have a licensed professional – typically, a fund manager – manage investments on their behalf. This article lists the 20 most popular managed funds invested in by SMSFs.
This article lists the 20 most popular Australian domestic listed securities invested in by SMSFs as of 30 June 2020.
This article lists the 20 most popular international shares invested in by SMSFs as of 30 June 2020.
Now updated to 30 September 2020. Have you ever looked at your super fund’s investment returns and thought “that looks pretty good”, or “that’s disappointing’’, and wondered how your fund compares with similar funds? Is it a consistently high performer or an inveterate underachiever?
There are legitimate reasons for maintaining reserves in your SMSF, but the ATO is keen to point out that avoiding tax is not one of them.
Property investment is popular with SMSFs, so it’s important to understand what your fund can and can’t claim as investment property tax deductions.