Category Archives: Retirement Planning

Pensions Centrelink – Am I eligible for pension?

Wondering if you may be eligible for Government Pension? These are the criteria for eligibility for Age Pension at the Department of Human Services website at August 2018 – HERE – Check to see if you’re eligible for other support: … Continue reading

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Basics Superannuation – Basics 1-5 to know about super in Australia

Superannuation Guarantee (SG) – All Employers must pay at least the value of 9.5% of your wages/salary (not FROM your pay, but another expense of the employer) to your member account in a super fund (including a self-managed super fund). … Continue reading

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Basics about Super – EOFY – End of Financial Year – Last Days – Checklist!!

Time is running out – only days left to the End of Financial Year (EOFY), it’s time to have a review to ensure all is in order and all ACTIONs taken by 30 June deadline, as well as papers documenting … Continue reading

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Basics about Super – Will your money last? What could living longer mean for your Retirement?

Will your money last? As Australians are now on average living longer, superannuation needs to stretch even further to cover living expenses. Will your money last as long as you live? You have a 50/50 chance of living as long … Continue reading

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Basics about Super – How much do you need to retire?

It’s easy to find out – don’t put it off. Be informed and be prepared! How much do you really need? Recent research shows that the annual value of Age Pensions paid to those entitled to maximum benefits, amounts to … Continue reading

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Basics about Super – Super & SMSF for Business Owners

As a Business Owner, if you employ staff, you have a legal obligation to provide Superannuation in most cases. Learn here about Superannuation in Australia, what we all need to retire comfortably, what we need in super to achieve it, … Continue reading

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Centrelink – Moving to Aged Pension from Disability Support Pension? What are the pros and cons?

A very good lady asked whether moving to Aged Pension (AP) from Disability Support Pension (DSP) was the best thing to do and was there any pros or cons? I connected her (our Connect/Assist service) to the advisor for clarification. … Continue reading

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