Ten years ago, Robert Barnes and I launched SuperGuide, an independent financial guide for Australians. Since January 2009, we have developed and grown SuperGuide into Australia’s leading information service on superannuation and retirement planning.
I am very proud of what we have achieved, and the millions of Australians we have helped over that time.
After 10 years, I have decided it is now time for me to pursue other projects. I will be leaving SuperGuide in early May 2019, and Robert Barnes will continue the SuperGuide service with all new content.
Robert and his team of writers will provide quality information on superannuation and retirement planning, including SMSFs, investment performance and retirement strategies. For more information on Robert’s team, and his vision for SuperGuide, see Robert’s message below.
I wish to thank you for your support and interest in SuperGuide over this dynamic decade, and I wish you all the best with your retirement plans.
Message from Robert Barnes
Trish and I have built SuperGuide together for the past 10 years. We joined forces when we saw there was no independent resource to help Australians navigate the super world and plan for their retirement.
While Trish will no longer be working with us, SuperGuide will still continue with the same purpose, covering the same topics and to the same high quality.
SuperGuide will always be a comprehensive guide to super and retirement planning. We will remain your trusted source of quality, up-to-date and easy-to-understand information. And we will do all this from an independent perspective – telling it like it is, free from any conflicts of interest.
While it is difficult to replace Trish, we’re fortunate to have some of Australia’s most talented and experienced super writers now working with us, including:
- Barbara Drury: Barbara is a financial journalist and author with over 30 years’ experience in Australia and the UK. She is a contributor to The Sydney Morning Herald and The Age Money section, and has worked for the Australian Financial Review and The Australian. Barbara is the author of Alan Kohler’s Eureka Report Guide to Personal Investing, Sorting Out Your Finances for Dummies and Personal Finance for Dummies, co-author of Investing for Dummies with James Kirby and The Fairfax Experience: What the management texts didn’t teach me with Fred Hilmer.
- Janine Mace: Janine has over 25 years’ experience writing about superannuation, including a decade as Managing Editor of the Association of Superannuation Funds of Australia’s highly respected industry magazine, SuperFunds. She has worked with a range of industry, retail and public sector superannuation funds and leading institutional investment managers. Her work has appeared in the Australian Financial Review personal finance section and she has been a regular contributor to Money Management and Financial Planning magazines.
- Penny Pryor: Penny has nearly two decades experience of writing, reporting and editing financial services publications for both institutional and retail readers. She has contributed to, and edited, the Money Section of the Sun Herald and The Sunday Age. She has written for the Australian Financial Review and the Sydney Morning Herald, the Cooperative Research Centres Association publication KnowHow Magazine, JMoney, In The Black and Global Investor.
- Alexandra Cain: Alexandra regularly writes for the Australian Financial Review as well as several other publications in Australia and overseas including The Sydney Morning Herald, The Age, In The Black and Forge. She also edits Listed@ASX and has previously published a weekly small business column called The Big Idea which appeared in the Fairfax metropolitan mastheads.
We will also be featuring more experts in specific areas – from SMSFs and retirement income to financial advice, investing and super fund performance.
Trish, thank you for your brilliant work over the past decade, and for helping millions of Australians to better understand superannuation and plan for their retirement.
I’d also like to thank you, our readers, for your ongoing support and helping to shape SuperGuide over the years.
In the ever-changing world of superannuation, SuperGuide will continue to be your go-to resource for reliable and current super information.
Feel free to contact me if you have any questions.
General Manager – SuperGuide