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New super laws mean you need to check your insurance

New super laws mean you need to check your insurance

The government’s stapling measure has been celebrated for its ambitions to stamp out duplicate superannuation accounts and stop workers paying multiple fees. But they could also leave you without suitable insurance cover.

  • by Charlotte Grieve

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Retirement village disputes can be tough to solve
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Retirement village disputes can be tough to solve

Disputes – whether they are between residents or a resident and a village operator – can come at high price both financially and emotionally.

  • by Rachel Lane
Gift or loan? Best options when you are on an age pension

Gift or loan? Best options when you are on an age pension

A loan can be a good way to preserve a home for your child if their marriage breaks down.

  • by Noel Whittaker
Options for generating income from an inheritance

Options for generating income from an inheritance

Exchange Traded Funds provide access to sharemarkets for people who want a “set and forget” strategy.

  • by George Cochrane
Why more of your super savings will end up overseas

Why more of your super savings will end up overseas

Australia’s $3.1 trillion superannuation pool is increasingly outgrowing the country and it’s changing how retirement savings are invested.

  • by Clancy Yeates
You don’t need a monster super fund to generate tax-effective income

You don’t need a monster super fund to generate tax-effective income

It is possible for a retired couple with taxable income of about $190,000 a year to pay no tax.

  • by Noel Whittaker
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ASIC steps up with checks for planners, mortgage brokers

ASIC steps up with checks for planners, mortgage brokers

New reference checking rules for financial planners and mortgage brokers will make it harder for industry “bad apples” to move between employers

  • by John Collett
Property sale raises downsizer super contribution quandary

Property sale raises downsizer super contribution quandary

If the government’s proposed change to remove the work test for non-concessional super contributions is passed, non-concessional contributions of up to $330,000 can be made, subject to age limits.

  • by Noel Whittaker
How to calculate total return on an investment property

How to calculate total return on an investment property

There are various methods to calculate how much you have made on a property investment. It’s complex but here are a few examples.

  • by George Cochrane
Options for appointing an executor of your estate

Options for appointing an executor of your estate

Keep in mind that appointing somebody as an executor does not make it mandatory for them to accept the position.

  • by Noel Whittaker
Top super funds defy gloom with 20 per cent returns

Top super funds defy gloom with 20 per cent returns

Qantas Super Gateway-Growth option, with a return of 22 per cent, was the best performing super fund in 2020-21.

  • by John Collett