Moving the goalposts

By Tuesday, May 10, 2016 0 No tags Permalink 2

Don’t you just love it when the government and bureaucrats keep ‘moving the goal posts’? The superannuation announcements contained in the 2016 Federal budget are a classic example of shifting sands or a changing landscape, (depending on which cliche you prefer). Admittedly – we live in a world that is constantly ...

A ‘super’ budget

By Wednesday, May 4, 2016 0 No tags Permalink 8

It was a week earlier than usual; the Treasurer Scott Morrison simply couldn’t wait to get his first budget out! In line with expectations – the Federal Budget that was brought down yesterday included 11 measures specifically targeting superannuation. Depending on your perspective the announcements were a mix of both good, and ...

Suffering from ‘super’ fatigue?

By Tuesday, April 5, 2016 0 No tags Permalink 5

  I am constantly amazed by the amount of ‘airtime’ superannuation gets. For something that is, generally, quite boring – it receives an awful lot of attention. And that attention covers topics regarding how much we have in superannuation, how much we should have, rumoured changes to the system, the investment returns ...

Happy 55th birthday!

For more years than I would like to remember, turning 55 and superannuation have been inextricably linked. You can’t have one without the other. You see, most superannuation benefits are preserved. This simply means we can’t actually access our super until we meet what is referred to as a condition of release. Perhaps ...

Protecting your super from organised crime

The Australian Crime Commission recently released its report for 2015. And what an interesting read it is… While the greater majority of Australians have absolutely nothing to do with organised crime, it lives on our doorstep and in one way or another, everyday folk have been touched by it, or will ...

 

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