Retirement

TIP OF THE WEEK

Beware the retirement risk zone

Nerida Cole Understanding where investment risks are heightened is vital to protecting your superannuation.

SUPER & FUNDS

Super fees blow hole in retirement savings

John Collett Super fund members are paying hundreds of millions of dollars more in fees each year than they should.

YOUR QUESTIONS

Careful planning needed to have a good lifestyle in retirement

Golden years: Those planning to retire hope their income will allow them a lifestyle of leisure.

George Cochrane The goal is a retirement unit, but the money keeps going elsewhere. What's the best plan?

TIP OF THE WEEK

Transition to retirement: the 'free lunch' for over-55s

Free lunch: Workers over the age of 55 could be thousands of dollars a year better off by taking advantage of a transition to retirement strategy.

Thabojan Rasiah A government strategy to keep people in the labour force for longer offers a financial boon for older workers.

SUPER

$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.

SUPER

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?

SUPER

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.

SUPER

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.

YOUR QUESTIONS

Path to retirement

Your Questions dinkus

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

SUPER

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

Retirement.

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.

Annette Sampson

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.

AGED CARE

Aged care and the family home

Barbara Drury To sell or not to sell the family home? That’s the million dollar question.

ASK NOEL

Have I retired if I'm still in training?

Noel Whittaker I'm planning on taking a training course two months before becoming eligible to access my super. Would that be seen as not having actually retired?

RETURNS SERVED

Taking comfort from fund with focus on dividends

David Potts A new high dividend-chasing fund will help protect investors from market fluctuations by chopping and changing stocks.

GETTING STARTED

What Murray means for you and your wealth

Visionary reforms: David Murray, whose inquiry into the financial system leaves many questions unanswered.

David Potts For all the financial system report's visionary reforms, it's hard to nail down exactly what they are.