West Australians top the nation when it comes to plans to take full advantage of new higher super concessional contribution limits as more people keep a closer eye on their retirement savings.
It’s estimated that by 2060, one in every three dollars paid out from superannuation will be part of a death benefit or inheritance. So, what’s the problem with that?
AustralianSuper boss Ian Silk will step down after 15 years leading the nation’s biggest superannuation fund.
Australia’s smallest super funds are being forced into survival mode as increased regulatory scrutiny on fees and investment performance makes mergers all the more likely.
Despite everything you read about superannuation, the single biggest determinant of how your super fund performs is actually what it is invested in. And the past year proved it.
AustralianSuper believes it will be a monumental achievement if and when superannuation rises to 12 per cent, while Cbus has ambitions for 15 per cent.
Local business owners were mostly prepared for higher superannuation payments but say the timing is unfortunate in the midst of lockdowns and heightened COVID-19 uncertainty.
Danielle Le Messurier
Millions of Australians are set to benefit from an increase in superannuation payments paid into their nest eggs from today.
The latest raft of changes to super laws has made it even more critical for millions of Australians to check they have half-decent life insurance cover, particularly in dangerous occupations.
YOUR MONEY: Line up those ducks just right and a retired couple who tick all the boxes could contribute up to $1.46 million into superannuation in the next two weeks.
Those going it alone with their nest egg will now be able to lift the number of members in their self-managed super fund. But extra voices bring extra problems, experts warn.
YOUR MONEY: The last cog has been inserted into the 2021 retirement gearbox, allowing seniors to map out retirement strategies for the year ahead.
Superannuation groups are concerned newly passed legislation will trap millions of Australians in dud products despite the government hailing the reforms.
If you can only make time for one injection this month, make it your super. Here’s how to use the rules to give your nest egg a boost and reap the tax rewards.
The Australian sharemarket keeps soaring to fresh record highs. What’s driving it, will it continue and what does it mean for your super?
Rebecca Le May
West Perth investment group RM Capital wants the Federal Court to delay punishing Queensland associate SMSF Club over breaches of conflicted payment laws.
The Morrison Government has unveiled a one-year extension to a scheme allowing senior Australians to slash the drawdown rates on their superannuation pensions.
The Agnello family has launched an online campaign to save their landmark Bocelli Espresso cafe in Forrest Place from demolition at the hands of a $19 billion property fund.
A giant industry super property fund is attempting to force the City of Perth to demolish a popular cafe that has been operating in Forrest Place for more than 30 years.
Superannuation Minister Jane Hume has defended controversial proposed changes to what projects and initiatives industry funds can invest in.
Anyone who employs staff also needs to be across all the rules because breaches can land you with an expensive superannuation debt, that’s not tax deductible.
In an Australian superannuation conference address, Prince Charles has encouraged funds to thrust their support behind his sustainable markets initiative.
What we’re doing is creating a massive “super” honey pot whose attractiveness exists but for the stroke of a pen.
The cat’s out of the bag. The Federal Government now wants you to use your family home to fund your retirement. Some will be better off but there’s hidden dangers for the less well-off.
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