Getting your super back on track | Money & Life

Getting your super back on track If you experienced financial hardship in 2020, you may have decided to withdraw from your superannuation balance to tide you over. Find out what you can be doing to top up your super and keep your retirement savings on track. In 2020, the Federal Government announced a number of different types of support for Australians in financial difficulty due to the COVID-19 pandemic. For people who lost their jobs …

How the gender pay gap is causing problems for Aussie women: Now and in the future | Money & Life

How the gender pay gap is causing problems for Aussie women: Now and in the future Women are entering retirement with significantly less superannuation and personal savings than men – leading to a growing class of women living out their golden years in poverty. We explore how the gender pay gap is adding to this growing epidemic. While most people have heard of the ‘gender pay gap’ (GPG), many of us are less familiar with …

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 …

Superannuation 101: Your guide to a happy retirement | Money & Life

Superannuation 101: Your guide to a happy retirement Superannuation is a handy way of saving for retirement, so that you’ll have an income to live on once you’re no longer working. With Aussies living longer than ever before, you could be looking forward-to many happy years of retirement. Having a financial nest-egg to support you into old age is essential. Australia’s superannuation system is a highly regulated and efficient way of saving for your retirement. …

Covid-19: Is now the right time to retire? | Q&AMP

Coronavirus (COVID-19) is changing elements to the superannuation and retirement of Australians. AMP Capital senior economist Diana Mousina and technical strategy manager John Perri discuss whether now is the right time to retire, or whether it’s better to delay retirement plans. Watch to find out the factors to consider before deciding to retire, including when you plan to leave the workforce, your super contributions and any other retirement income, as well as what you can …

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 …

Innovative income streams untangled [CPD Quiz] | Money & Life

On July 1, 2019, innovative superannuation income streams became a viable offering for product providers, financial planners and clients. However, the rules governing these new income streams, also referred to as Comprehensive Income Products for Retirement (CIPRs), are complex. On July 1, 2019, innovative superannuation income streams became a viable offering for product providers, financial planners and clients. Such income streams, also referred to as Comprehensive Income Products for Retirement (CIPRs), were given a significant …

Superannuation Changes

Superannuation Changes Learn more about the latest super reforms and what they could mean for you.  Putting Members’ Interests First legislation Putting Members’ Interests First (PMIF) law was passed in September 2019. It aims to prevent certain people being charged for insurance inside their super that they may not need. The PMIF law affects: members with a super balance under $6,000 new members aged under 25 People with a super balance under $6,000 Under the …

How Much Superannuation is enough?

How Much Superannuation is enough? When you plan for retirement you will probably develop a financial plan intended to increase the amount you have for retirement. If you are on an average wage of about $85,000 p.a. before tax, you’ll need to save about 15 to 20 times that amount for retirement – about $1.3 to $1.7 million at today’s prices. You’re probably nowhere near that. There are other ways of estimating what you may …