Retirement

YOUR QUESTIONS

Path to retirement

George Cochrane Focus on enjoying your money, rather than leaving it to younger relatives.

When to start saving for retirement

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Christopher Niesche Retirement seems a long way off for the average 30-year-old, but experts says it's important to get into the savings habit early.

SUPER & FUNDS

Devil will be in planner register's detail

John Collett The interests of consumers will be best served by having as much relevant information as possible included on the register.

ASK NOEL

Home truths about living longer

Noel Whittaker We're in our late 70s and hope to last at least another 10 years but fear the only way to avoid outliving our savings is to sell our home.

YOUR QUESTIONS

Getting your dough to rise a tricky business

George Cochrane There is nothing to stop you converting a super pension back to the accumulation phase.

ASK NOEL

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Noel Whittaker We are hoping to move my mother into our granny flat and sell her house. Will her pension be affected?

SUPER POWER

Magnify those savings

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John Collett Worried your super savings won’t last the distance? Here are some great tips for making your nest egg shine.

FOFA REFORMS

Good advice is hard to find

Business man puts mnoney on the table.

John Collett Research finds few of us can spot a rogue advisor. So why, asks John Collett, are recent reforms under threat?

ASK NOEL

Should old cars count as assets in pension sums?

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Noel Whittaker Why is Centrelink including our two old cars and small boat when assessing our pension eligibility?

YOUR QUESTIONS

How to save up for school fees

CHILDCARE.

George Cochrane What are the best ways to pay for tomorrow's private school expenses today?

FOFA UNDER THREAT

Hard sell to return if advice laws change

Superannuation

John Collett Dilution of financial advice reforms could see the return of a grab bag of commission charges.

SUPER

70 reasons to wise up on super

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Mark Bouris Australians who once thought they’d retire at 64 are having to reconsider.

SUPER & FUNDS

Combined pension changes to bite

John Collett The age pension is going to play less of a role in many people's retirement years.

THE NUMBERS YOU NEED

The numbers you need

Vital numbers from the financial world

PLANNING

Beware storing treasures in your super fund

Treasure.

Alexandra Cain You can use your SMSF to collect almost anything of value – but there are strict rules about what you can do with them.

PLANNING

Cutting through the confusion about super

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Max Newnham Keeping an eye on what fees you are paying will help you get the most out of your retirement money.

Wealthy take a hit, rest of us unscathed

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John Collett The truth is that new tax imposts announced today will not affect most people. They can go on saving for super in the knowledge that for them, nothing has changed.

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Superannuation

Super industry gets out the claws, but happy with result

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Madeleine Heffernan Funds showed their muscle this week, and they've pledged to fight tooth and nail if any government makes changes they don't like.

Getting Started

Goalposts shift but super's still super

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Potts Spot Just when it's finally come good, the rules for super just changed. Again.

Super

Exposure to shares has an upside

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John Collett Those superannuation fund members who are in lower-risk investment options have missed the early part of what could be a longer rally in shares.