Retirement

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$1m savings for retirement may not be enough

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

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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?

YOUR QUESTIONS

Path to retirement

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

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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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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.

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.

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Beware of switch to MySuper

Keep an eye on where your super fund is headed.

John Collett Super fund members could find their pension pots smaller than they expected.

THE NUMBERS YOU NEED

The numbers you need

Vital numbers from the financial world

SUPER AND FUNDS

Low earners in fight for fair super

Excluded: The changes will affect many working part time in the health and community services sector.

John Collett About 3.6 million low paid workers, which include more than two million women, stand to lose up to $500 a year in super savings if the Coalition government repeals the low income superannuation...

INTELLIGENT INVESTOR

Should I start a self-managed super fund?

Richard Livingston Should I start a self-managed super fund? If you're asking that question of your own volition, the answer is probably YES

ASK NOEL

What's the best way to treat a rent payment?

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Noel Whittaker Should my artist husband pay rent for his studio to our self-managed fund ?

BENEFITS

Pressure on pensions as asset rules shift

Max Newnham There is a high likelihood that changes to eligibility for Centrelink benefits will become a reality.

ASK NOEL

I helped my daughter buy her home. Must I pay tax if she returns it?

Break out the champagne: Wedding bells can mean a big day for the parents of the bride too.

Noel Whittaker We're planning to transfer the property back into my name. Will I be hit with a big bill?

YOUR QUESTIONS

The case of the open and shut pension

CHECKS AND BALANCES:  With with a bit of juggling, you could end up with a tax-free income stream.

George Cochrane There has to be a simpler way to move money from one account to another. But what is it?