Retirement

Plug other options into your super

Daryl Dixon More industry funds are offering members the option to invest in shares, exchange traded funds or term deposits.

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Most of us expect will to power retirement

John Collett Almost half of working-age Australians say they will be relying on an inheritance to at least partly finance their retirement.

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Betting on a will to power retirement

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John Collett Almost half of working-age Australians say they will be relying on an inheritance to at least partly finance their retirement.

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$1m savings for retirement may not be enough

Dreaming of strolling along beaches with your $1 million nest egg? Think again.

John Collett Those likely to retire with $1 million, dreaming of strolling along beaches in exotic parts of the world, could be disappointed.

YOUR QUESTIONS

Path to retirement

Your Questions dinkus

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

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Boomers' retirement plans busted

The evidence suggests boomers have not been preparing themselves for retirement.

John Collett Baby boomers, it is said often, are redefining what it is to retire in the same way they have revolutionised every other stage of life they have passed through.

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Playing politics with retirement savings

John Collett The Coalition says Labor is attacking the retirement savings of the better off. But what are the two sides proposing?

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.

Tech talk

Squeezing less into retirement

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Penny Pryor If you've been trying to squirrel away as much as possible into superannuation while you can, you need to take note of a few measures that were introduced by the Treasurer, Wayne Swan, last week.

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In search of an equitable retirement system

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Annette Sampson Let's be honest. While most of us reckon saving for retirement is a good idea, if we had our druthers we would probably be more inclined to keep the money for now.

Retirement savings hit

Retirement

Fund Pick Yippee! Super funds returned almost 4 per cent in the three months to the end of February.

A retirement conundrum

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John Collett Legislative risk is the big concern as the Government shifts the super goalposts, writes John Collett.

Retirement endgame

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John Collett Research by superannuation consultant Watson Wyatt Australia says most of us are likely to be living a lot longer than official longevity data suggests.

YOUR QUESTIONS

Let off on property's capital gains tax

Home owner: Not every home owner will get hit for capital gains tax when they sell.

George Cochrane When it comes to capital gains tax on property, a house bought before September 20, 1985, is exempt.

SUPER & FUNDS

Why the seven-year super freeze is a bad idea

John Collett Most people are not interested in their retirement savings, at least not until retirement is in sight.

ASK NOEL

Can we pull off our granny flat plans?

Serious note: The granny flat will start out life as a separate dwelling from your home.

Noel Whittaker We want to take out a loan to build a granny flat in our backyard - what tax deductions are available?

GETTING STARTED

Why not top up your super yourself?

David Potts The trouble with super is we have a hybrid system where the compulsory side isn't enough and the voluntary part is too much.

Communications

Tidy profit for DIY funds with Telstra shares

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John Collett The Telsta buy-back could be very rewarding for some shareholders.

Your Questions

Can I retire early and bring up the kids too?

That's entertainment:  Children, they are expensive.

George Cochrane My plan involves investment properties and my public service super. But will it fly?

SUPER & FUNDS

Playing Russian roulette with financial advice

John Collett Getting good financial advice is an ongoing challenge, with the banks muddying the waters according to John Collett.