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Why more of your super savings will end up overseas

Why more of your super savings will end up overseas

Australia’s $3.1 trillion superannuation pool is increasingly outgrowing the country and it’s changing how retirement savings are invested.

  • by Clancy Yeates

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You don’t need a monster super fund to generate tax-effective income

You don’t need a monster super fund to generate tax-effective income

It is possible for a retired couple with taxable income of about $190,000 a year to pay no tax.

  • by Noel Whittaker
ASIC steps up with checks for planners, mortgage brokers

ASIC steps up with checks for planners, mortgage brokers

New reference checking rules for financial planners and mortgage brokers will make it harder for industry “bad apples” to move between employers

  • by John Collett
Property sale raises downsizer super contribution quandary

Property sale raises downsizer super contribution quandary

If the government’s proposed change to remove the work test for non-concessional super contributions is passed, non-concessional contributions of up to $330,000 can be made, subject to age limits.

  • by Noel Whittaker
How to calculate total return on an investment property

How to calculate total return on an investment property

There are various methods to calculate how much you have made on a property investment. It’s complex but here are a few examples.

  • by George Cochrane
Options for appointing an executor of your estate

Options for appointing an executor of your estate

Keep in mind that appointing somebody as an executor does not make it mandatory for them to accept the position.

  • by Noel Whittaker
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Top super funds defy gloom with 20 per cent returns

Top super funds defy gloom with 20 per cent returns

Qantas Super Gateway-Growth option, with a return of 22 per cent, was the best performing super fund in 2020-21.

  • by John Collett
How much super do you really need to retire? Not as much as you think

How much super do you really need to retire? Not as much as you think

A good yardstick is that you should aim for a retirement income of about 70 per cent of your pre-retirement, after-tax income.

  • by Jessica Irvine
Your five-minute super fund health check

Your five-minute super fund health check

Your annual superannuation statement is due soon. Take the time to conduct a five-minute health check to make sure you are on track for a comfortable retirement.

  • by Nicole Pedersen-McKinnon
What is the best way to put aside some cash for your children?

What is the best way to put aside some cash for your children?

Superannuation can be a good tax shelter and provide solid returns for savings made for children.

  • by George Cochrane
Why are only half of Australians aged 65 enjoying retirement?

Why are only half of Australians aged 65 enjoying retirement?

More of us are working beyond 65. So, is retirement fast becoming an outdated concept?

  • by Nina Hendy