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Super: Just like choosing a new car!

Superannuation and a new car are very similar! Superannuation can be one of the most baffling topics when it comes to managing our finances so let’s relate looking for the right fund to something that might be more enjoyable – buying a new car. What do you look for? SIZE AND SPEED The engine of […]

Taking control of your superannuation

Taking control of your super A popular choice for managing superannuation is to take personal control via a self-managed superannuation fund (SMSF). Although membership is limited to a maximum of four people per fund, the Australian Tax Office (ATO) reports there are over half a million SMSFs, representing more than a million members. It estimates […]

Aged care costs in perspective

Putting aged care costs into perspective – a story A growing number of Australians are encountering the challenges of assisting elderly relatives with the move into aged care. One of them was a new client of ours, let’s call him Rob. Recently, he had to help his formerly active 78-year-old mother, Mary, with the painful […]

Get your super together and save!

If you have had different jobs with different employers over your working career you will probably have superannuation accounts in many different funds. Apart from the time it takes to keep track of these accounts, there are three more serious concerns of which you should be aware.   INVESTMENT STRATEGY Choosing the right investments for […]