Changes to super contribution rules for over 65s

Changes to super contribution rules for over 65s The Federal Government has updated superannuation laws to allow older Australians to contribute to their super for longer. Work test to apply from age 67 The government has increased the age up to which super contributions can be made without having to meet a work test from 65 to 67. The work test requires you to be in paid work for a minimum of 40 hours in …

5 ways to help prepare your finances for a recession

5 ways to help prepare your finances for a recession If you think storms may lie ahead, it makes sense to prepare your craft for choppy waters. With Australia facing continued economic uncertainty, it may be time to take stock of your finances and get in the right shape. First the good news. The Australian economy fared better in the first quarter of 2020 than many other countries¹. To the end of March, the economy …

A new financial year with some new super rules | AMP Capital

A new financial year with some new super rules The start of a new financial year always brings with it new rules for super funds. Sometimes there are lots of changes, which are wide-reaching, and in other years there’s just a few. For the 2020/21 financial year, the two main changes are: the abolition of the work test for anyone aged 66 and 67 years old who wish to make personal non-concessional contributions; and an …

Essential checklist for the end of financial year

Essential checklist for the end of financial year The end of financial year on 30 June is a good time to take stock and get your finances in order. This is an end of financial year like no other. Being prepared, reviewing your super contributions and submitting your return on time are good policies every year, but the shadow of COVID-19 (coronavirus) means many of us face unexpected pressures in a changing economic environment. Many …

Property development in an SMSF: direct ownership | AMP Capital

Property development in an SMSF: direct ownership In the previous article on property development in an SMSF, we covered the main things that should be considered no matter what type of structure is used for the property development. This week we will look at a fund that has been instructed to purchase a property and owns it directly. When a decision is made for an SMSF to purchase or acquire a property, who the property …

Women and super: taking control during COVID-19

Women and super: taking control during COVID-19 With unemployment rising due to COVID-19, women’s financial health is at greater risk. Find out ways to take control and better protect your financial future. In the past, economic downturns have helped advance women’s financial equality1 . During World War II, women were encouraged to enter the paid workforce while men went off to war, giving many the first taste of independence. And during the downturn of the 1980s, …

Why it’s important to think about insurance ahead of retirement

  Finding the right level of insurance cover is important when you’re thinking about retirement. If retirement’s coming up on your horizon, the impact of COVID-19 (coronavirus) may have thrown a warehouse-sized rack of spanners in your planning.   It makes sense to concentrate on things you can control, such as insurance. Too-high premiums can chew away at the foundations of your savings, at a time when they’re more important than ever. Under-insure and one …

Covid-19: Early Access to Super and FAQs | Q&AMP

Covid-19: Early Access to Super and FAQs The federal government is allowing early access to super funds for Australians impacted by Coronavirus (COVID-19). AMP Capital senior economist Diana Mousina and financial adviser John Dani share the pros and cons, plus what you need to know before accessing your super. Watch to find out if you’re eligible for a lump sum payment under the Australian government’s new early access to super scheme and what the early …

FAQs, tips and traps with COVID-19 superannuation relief | AMP Capital

FAQs, tips and traps with COVID-19 superannuation relief The federal government has allowed a raft of temporary superannuation changes in response to COVID-19. There are technical considerations in relation to accessibility and eligibility, and importantly, long-term challenges to think about before going ahead. The human health emergency that is COVID-19 has had a rapid and radical impact on basic societal functioning. As we now well know, it’s also pummelled local share markets, wiping about a …

Stock Market Movements & Your Superannuation

Share markets are falling. Should you be thinking about your super? Lakshman Anantakrishnan, Chief Investment Office of AMP Australia discusses the importance of understanding the risk in your portfolio. Original Author: Produced by AMP and published on 06/04/2020 Source You may also like Covid-19: Early Access to Super and FAQs | Q&AMP Covid-19: Early Access to Super and FAQsThe federal government is allowing early access to super funds for Australians impacted by Coronavir… Super investment options …