Category Archives: Retirement Planning

CASE STUDY – Sally felt she needed more self-control of her retirement after her husband passed away

After Sally’s husband passed away, and the business clients had been on-sold, she felt she needed more self-control of her retirement, and her plan was to have the ability to manage the super and her assets so she had more … Continue reading

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Pensions and Retirement – New Year Resolutions – 5 Easy Steps to Plan your Retirement

Studies show that most people spend more time planning the next holiday than ever spent on preparing for retirement – but it is not hard at all! Consider if you are a – Woman and want to retire at the … Continue reading

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NEWS – Caution sounded on proposed early release of super for crime victims, as well as hardship cases

The government has been told to tread carefully with its plans for allowing victims of crime to access perpetrators’ superannuation as compensation, as the proposals could have unintended consequences, one lawyer has warned. Speaking to SMSF Adviser’s sister title, Nest … Continue reading

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Basics about Super – Retirement – What is a “comfortable” retirement?

How much do you really need for a comfortable retirement? What is a comfortable amount for a “comfortable retirement”? Recent research shows that the annual value of Age Pensions paid to those entitled to maximum benefits, only amounts to just … Continue reading

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CASE STUDY – Brian the engineer who wanted to invest super in property later

Brian and his wife  had investment property experience, but wanted to invest their super in property, when they had enough. (There are 5 easy steps to planning anything – start where you are at, decide what lifestyle you want to … Continue reading

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Pensions Centrelink – Summary of current asset test age pension changes 2017

The start of January 2017 saw some significant changes to means testing for Social Security pensions (including the Age Pension). Retire Invest wrote a comprehensive summary in their RIAdvice magazine – Uncertainty around income can be unsettling for those receiving … Continue reading

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Basics about Super – Tips to tidy up your Super and how to PLAN for a better retirement!

Most of us are pushed for time to think about our super or know how to plan for a better retirement – but it is not hard and the satisfaction you get knowing you have set in place some strategies … Continue reading

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