Best performing super funds, Seniors cards, SMSF audits, Comparing funds
Welcome to the August 2018 edition of the SuperGuide Premium newsletter. Highlights include:
- SENIORS CARDS: There’s a surprising array of benefits, concessions and discounts if you are eligible for a seniors card. Find out what you could be claim for in your state, and how to apply.
- IS $1 MILLION REALLY THE MAGIC FIGURE FOR SMSFS? Meg Heffron debunks the Productivity Commission’s theory that you need $1m to start an SMSF.
- BEST PERFORMING SUPER FUNDS: It always pays to keep track of the latest stats on the best performing funds. This month we look at the top performing super and pension funds over 5 years. Separately we also present the super and pension funds with the lowest fees.
- COMPARING SUPER FUNDS: Now you know the top performers and cheapest funds, are you sure your fund is up to scratch? Find out what are the main types of funds, how to review yours, and what else you should consider when comparing super funds.
IS YOUR SUPER FUND PERFORMING?
In this article you can discover the top 10 performing All Growth super funds over 1 year and 10 years to 31 December 2023. All Growth funds have 96-100% invested in growth assets.
In this article you can discover the top 10 performing Balanced pension funds over 1 year and 10 years to 31 December 2023. Balanced funds have 41-60% invested in growth assets.
Lifecycle funds are designed to reduce risk as you near retirement without sacrificing returns; recent research shows many do just that but you need to know what to look for.
Super funds continued their winning streak in January, with the median Growth fund up 1% over the month.
Discover the cheapest super funds overall, funds with the lowest fees for each investment category, as well the most expensive super funds.
COMPARING SUPER FUNDS
Comparing super funds may not seem very exciting, but getting into a quality fund that meets your needs could be one of the best things you do for your retirement.
If you’re unhappy with your super fund’s performance, it’s getting easier to check how it stacks up against the best of the rest. We explain how.
Choosing an excellent super fund can make a big difference to your retirement outcomes. The first step is an understanding of the five broad categories of funds on offer.
Default MySuper funds have been undergoing a makeover in recent years, with performance under the microscope and fees falling.
Holding death cover through your super fund can be a costeffective way to protect your family and financial dependents and to help pay off your debts if you die.
Navigating your way around the constant rule changes in the super system is tricky, so here’s our annual list of the modifications you need to know about.
Australia’s current super system is “harming millions of members” through underperforming funds, multiple accounts and excessive fees.