Category Archives: Retirement Planning

CASE STUDY – Kate & Roger – Doing the best in the last 15 yrs and preparing for Retirement

Kate and Roger were hard workers – one in a management position in public service, the other in a good company. They wanted to retire in 15 years if possible and knew they needed to plan quickly for retirement to … Continue reading

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Basics about Super – How does Superannuation work in Australia?

The Australian Superannuation system is a long term savings arrangement by the Australian Government to save for your retirement, and help ensure Australians have enough income in retirement. Super money is predominantly paid in by employers, the self-employed for themselves, … Continue reading

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CASE STUDY – Paul & Paula – Supporting Elderly Mother and Preparing for Retirement

Paul and Paula had her elderly mother living with them so they could provide the best care they could. He also had his consultancy, and Paula worked part-time around her mother. They knew they needed to plan quickly for retirement … Continue reading

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SMSF Basics – How to set up SMSF – Self-Managed Super Fund

Setting up an SMSF is an important decision and has several considerations BEFORE you decide an SMSF is for you, or have had discussions with your financial or tax agent advisor and conclude an SMSF may be a suitable part … Continue reading

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Centrelink – The MyGov account for centralized assistance

The Department of Human Services website explains – Your myGov account gives you: Secure access to a range of government services using one username and password; A single inbox for your messages from Centrelink, Medicare, Child Support and the Australian … Continue reading

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CASE STUDY – Brian and Stephanie working the business as well as preparing for retirement

Brian and Stephanie had lovely children in Primary school and a busy consulting business they had started from scratch, which was growing well. They loved property and had explored how super could be used to invest in property and wanted … Continue reading

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Basics about Super – Choice of Super Fund for your staff – Know what to do

Employers should be aware that employees who are eligible for super, in many cases are also eligible to choose the super fund you pay into for them. But if they aren’t eligible to choose or don’t make a choice, you … Continue reading

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