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How much super do you really need to retire?

How much super do you really need to retire?

Both genders typically fall short of the target for a "comfortable" retirement. You need to top up your super above compulsory contributions to go the distance.

  • by Nicole Pedersen-McKinnon

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Bank dividend cuts take big bite out of retirement incomes
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Bank dividend cuts take big bite out of retirement incomes

Big-four banks have not made any announcements regarding this year’s dividends but their outlook in a post-coronavirus world remains uncertain.

  • by George Cochrane
What COVID-19 might mean for your retirement
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What COVID-19 might mean for your retirement

For those nearing retirement, being more cautious may come at a cost of lower investment returns. Many may have to work longer to achieve the retirement incomes they desire. 

  • by Alex Joiner
New super comparison plan 'significantly flawed'
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New super comparison plan 'significantly flawed'

Questions remain about whether the proposed benchmarking of super funds will really weed out the strugglers.

  • by John Collett
Why Keating's aged care concept is fraught with danger
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Why Keating's aged care concept is fraught with danger

The biggest problem with such a proposal is that it does nothing to fix the systematic problems of funding.

  • by Rachel Lane
When building share investments is better option than super
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When building share investments is better option than super

While accumulating as much money inside super as you can has tax advantages, sometimes building money in shares outside the super system is not a bad option.

  • by Noel Whittaker
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Super funds need to be more transparent
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Super funds need to be more transparent

For an industry with arguably the easiest business model in the world, funds need to be far more upfront with how they invest members' retirement savings.

  • by Charlotte Grieve
'Thank you Australia': An immigrant success story
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'Thank you Australia': An immigrant success story

After arriving from Zimbabwe 12 years ago with just $3264 and the clothes on their backs, a couple built a modest but happy retirement.

  • by George Cochrane
Super fund consolidation to be put on steroids
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Super fund consolidation to be put on steroids

From mid-next year, consumers will be able to see how their super fund's performance compares with others.

  • by John Collett
'Pink recession' looms as women's finances crushed
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'Pink recession' looms as women's finances crushed

The gender gap in the super system already sees women financially disadvantaged in retirement. It was that way before the crisis and it will be an even bigger problem after it.

  • by Nina Hendy
New aged-care funding welcome but still far short of what's required
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Aged care

New aged-care funding welcome but still far short of what's required

Maybe the next federal budget will finally provide the full funding older Australians deserve.

  • by Rachel Lane