Best performing super funds, 2019 in review, SMSF NY resolutions, Largest super funds, Salary sacrificing, Super investing, Seniors cards, Property insurance, Life expectancy
Highlights of the January 2020 edition of the SuperGuide newsletter include:
- BEST PERFORMING SUPER FUNDS: Discover the top performing growth super funds of 2019 and over the last 10 years.
- INVESTMENT PERFORMANCE: 2019 surprised many pundits with several asset classes producing significantly higher returns than predicted. Barbara Drury reviews the year and highlights some issues for the year ahead. In separate articles we look at the performance for 12 asset classes and the median performance for 5 super fund investment options.
- SUPER INVESTING: Do you know how your super is invested? Janine Mace details how the disclosure rules for super funds are set to change, how you can invest in infrastructure and responsible investment options, the steps to take to review your current investment option, and what to check before you change.
- SUPER BENEFITS: Beyond investing for your retirement, superannuation has many other hidden benefits. We highlight 10 that can help improve your finances. Salary sacrificing is one of the best known strategies to reduce your income tax bill. Since the rules changed on 1 January 2020 why not not refresh your knowledge on what is possible in our comprehensive salary sacrifice guide?
- SMSFs: Do you have any new years resolutions for your SMSF? Penny Pryor looks at what you might consider, and how to be on top for the year ahead. Separately we look at two of the most confusing aspects of SMSF investment – the arms length rule and in specie transfers.
- RETIREMENT PLANNING: The bushfires have produced so much heartbreaking devastation, particularly in areas popular with retirees. We look at how retirees can review whether they have an appropriate level of home and contents insurance. We also learn how state seniors cards can provide significant savings for retirees, we ask retirees what they would have done differently when retiring, analyse the latest life expectancy data, and highlight what nutrients you need to increase in your diet once you hit 70.