Early access to superannuation will be temporarily halted after up to 150 Aussies lost a combined $120,000 through identity theft.
The Australian Securities and Investments Commission is urging consumers to watch out for unscrupulous operators trying to take advantage of the COVID-19 pandemic.
A huge number of Australians have applied to withdraw money from their retirement funds, raising fears it could impact on everyone’s nest egg.
The Aussie share market has copped a battering as a result of coronavirus panic – but this is how the crash could impact us all.
A concerning new picture of retired Australians’ finances has been illustrated by new research, and experts warn something needs to be done.
It’s touted as a “free lunch” and a path to a pay rise – but there’s a big reason why this policy is actually hurting Australian employees.
Ignoring your superannuation can see you being slugged with extra taxes, too many fees and not leave you with enough to enjoy retirement. Here’s what you need to know about your nest egg.
You can seriously boost the size of your nest egg — plus save thousands of dollars in tax — by following this one popular strategy.
Pascale Helyar-Moray is convinced a “crisis” is coming for many Aussies, but she’s come up with a genius way to stem the looming “tsunami”.
Changing superannuation rules always keep us on our toes, and this year is no exception. Here’s what you need to think about if you want to boost your nest egg.
A golden run for superannuation funds is nearing an end, so how long can our nest eggs keep growing? Here are the funds that have performed the best - and what to do when they start to fall.
Australia’s ageing population is in the spotlight, and dealing with the financial fallout is high on the government’s agenda as a retirement income review gets under way.
We’re living longer and enjoying richer retirements, which means more money will be needed. But new research paints just how long you’ll need your cash reserves to last you.
Going green is growing in popularity, but when it comes to investing your money there are grey areas to be avoided. This guide to ethical investment will get you started.
Many workers don’t bother thinking about their superannuation savings but that doesn’t mean they don’t want it. A new study shows what they want.
Unpaid super continues to grow as busy employees fail to spot the mistakes of busy — or sneaky — bosses and risk missing out on a huge windfall down the track.
Super fund members have been throwing money down the drain for years through unnecessary fees and insurance premiums. A new change will help stop that.
What’s yours is mine rings true when it comes to superannuation, and couples will get the biggest financial benefits from their nest eggs by taking a joint approach.
As older Australians live longer, some are returning to workforce years after they retired. It pays to know the financial issues that can result from this employment backflip.
Many people don’t see their superannuation as their own money, but it’s just like any other asset. Make sure that you grow your pile of personal wealth to its full potential with these handy tips.
Even if you’re worth a couple of million bucks, chances are you’re worried about maintaining your lifestyle during retirement. Here’s what to do to make it run smoothly and stress-free.
Scott Morrison has again reminded his own party’s MPs to stop mouthing off in public. But some of them are still stubbornly ignoring him.
Scott Morrison issued a clear warning to his MPs at yesterday’s party room meeting. Within a few short hours, one of them defied him.
Superannuation can be accessed early in some cases, but people need to be careful. Here’s our guide to grabbing some super before you reach retirement age.
A number of Liberal backbenchers are pushing for a dramatic policy change. In Question Time today, Scott Morrison stared them down.
Retiring financially comfortable is a dream of most people, but some never get there. Superannuation is playing an important helping hand but you still need to do some work yourself.
Retirement planning is complex and if super fund members get their strategy wrong it can end up costing their children and other beneficiaries a fortune.
Constant rule changes turn people off superannuation, but a rush of new laws means Australians have just days to boost their tax refund and stop their life insurance being automatically cancelled.
As June 30 approaches, it’s time to examine your super and the tax-saving strategies available, depending on how much you earn.
If you haven’t checked your super fund or life insurance lately, you could be in for a nasty surprise from July 1 when new rules mean millions of policies will be automatically shut down.
Choosing how your superannuation is invested is an important step in creating enough future wealth to enjoy retirement. Here’s what you need to know.
Superannuation should be tackled long before you retire, and clever use of some powerful strategies can save you thousands of dollars in tax and boost your nest egg big time.
New analysis based on superannuation data has revealed how Australians can get rich just by making small savings every single day.
Personal finance and tax are Australia’s biggest federal election flashpoints for the first time in many years. SEE HOW IT AFFECTS YOU
Getting paid is an important part of everyone’s week, but too few workers bother to check that the details on their pay slip are correct — and that they match payments such as superannuation.
Super funds have been volatile in the past six months but long-term investors look beyond that to build serious wealth. David & Libby Koch explain how to get your superannuation on track.
One of the world’s largest consumer goods companies has vowed to “close the gap” between men and women with a major new initiative.
The Australian Taxation Office could have your super. If you’re like millions of Australians, you may not even realise it.
Super fund members are wasting almost $2 billion a year on insurance premiums for cover that will not pay out in a claim. Here’s how to kill off those zombie policies.
Australians could end up with an extra $500,000 if the federal government adopts certain changes to superannuation.
An ancient rule that appears in the Bible, Torah and Koran is at the heart of a Muslim super fund’s $2.5b pitch to Aussies.
We work hard all our lives and hope to retire with a nice nest-egg. But there’s a magic number which could change everything.
When Alyson Gearing returned from an overseas trip to a pile of unopened mail for her daughter, what she found inside horrified her.
Many Australians miss out on receiving the superannuation contributions their employers are legally required to make, but new powers and penalties will raise the stakes for cheating bosses.
MANY Australians fear they won’t have enough money to retire on, but a new study says that is not the case.
After nine years of strong performance, balanced super funds are underwater five months into the new financial year, prompting some to question that they are carrying too much risk.
EVERYBODY dies eventually, but too few partners in a relationship think about the financial consequences of death for their money. Here’s what to talk about.
COMMBANK has been hit with a major class action that could see hundreds of thousands of ripped-off customers get their money back.
AS the government tackles bullying claims from women within its ranks, Labor has attacked its biggest weakness with an announcement.
IT’S something most of us are paying for without even realising it, but unless you ask this very simple question it could come back to bite you.
THIS is the grilling that blew the lid on a massive rip-off affecting millions of people — and could see you refunded up to $3000.
AS the royal commission continues, super fund members are being urged to check their annual statements to make sure they’re not being ripped off.
SUPERANNUATION can be complicated but here are some basic tips to help you figure out if you’re getting a good deal.
SUPERANNUATION is a great way to save money for retirement, but when it comes to protecting your family through life insurance in super, it’s wise to ask a few questions.
IT takes more than 40 years to build a good retirement nest egg through superannuation, and a new analysis shows how last year’s winners often become this year’s losers.
IF you are considering joining the 600,000 Australians with a self managed super fund, know this — nearly all advice on setting one up is dodgy, an audit shows. And that’s not the only problem.
THE spotlight is turning from banks to super funds as some Aussie investors have learned they’re being taken for a ride. Kochie explains how to make sure your nest egg is safe.
CHANGES to superannuation laws have boosted the benefits of injecting extra cash into your fund in the last few weeks of the financial year.
THE difference between the best and worst-performing funds could be up to $407,000. Here’s how to tell how yours stacks up.
A TOUGHER Centrelink assets test hit retirees last year, but fresh changes outlined in the Budget allow seniors who use retirement income products to potentially claw back some cash.
MANY people wanted the government to keep its hands off superannuation in the Federal Budget. It didn’t, but the changes it announced have been widely welcomed.
THE big four banks are boosting their revenues by hundreds of millions of dollars a year with one sneaky trick that comes at the expense of customers.
What do things look like inside your superannuation nest egg? If you’re not sure, now is a good time to take a peek. Here’s why.
LACK of engagement with life insurance means Aussies may be missing out on some extremely valuable — and unique benefits.
AUSTRALIANS have no idea how much money they are paying for life insurance in their super fund, sparking urgent calls for people to check their cover.
MANY Aussies dream of finding one big idea that pays for their early retirement. But the reality can lead to a big shock for those who don’t plan ahead.
SEVEN days of savings that will change your life has come to a close, but the tips and tricks are all still here to get you on your way.
TAKE charge of your super now, David Koch says, or risk running out of money in retirement.
DUMB, stupid, silly. That’s a few words describing some of Australia’s superannuation rules, but if you know how to work around them you can still enjoy a wealthy future.
SOME people love mountains of investment options in their superannuation — the more the merrier — but a majority of fund members find it too complex.
‘TIS the season to spend money, but there are ways to boost your savings over the festive period. Here are six of the best.
AUSTRALIANS like investing ethically into things such as renewable energy and health, and this is translating into a bigger focus on their superannuation savings.
ITS face value is only five shillings. But this WWI-era banknote is going to cost its unlucky owner a great deal more than that.
THE tax office could confiscate up to 50 per cent of your savings if you get caught up in one of these “too good to be true” investment schemes.
SUPER fund fees can put a nasty dent in your retirement savings if you don’t keep an eye on them. Here’s what to look out for.
RUNNING out of money in retirement is a concern for many Australians but it’s not the biggest worry of Baby Boomers.
IT’S easy to ignore superannuation, but even easier to discover just how much money you’re likely to have when you leave work.
IT’S easy to ignore superannuation, but even easier to discover just how much money you’re likely to have when you leave work.
IF YOU were born after a certain year, you will need a staggering amount of money in your coffers to live comfortably in retirement. Here are the figures.
YOU may have noticed a huge fee increase on your superannuation statement this month. This is what it means.
EVERYONE loves to pay less tax, and transition to retirement pensions can still pack a punch despite tougher new superannuation rules.
THE housing boom in Australia has created some unexpected side effects for young families sitting on huge wealth without realising it.
RETIREMENT seems a long time away, but if you don’t fix these mistakes now, you may never be able to afford to stop working.
AUSTRALIANS with self-managed super funds are finding it tough to take their eyes off blue chip local companies, but sometimes their timing is wrong.
SALARY sacrifice is no longer the only way for employees to pump extra money into superannuation and get tax deductions, but it may still be the best.
YOUNG workers today have plenty of financial obstacles popping up in front of them, and another big one is approaching quickly on the horizon.
YOU’RE probably sick of being told to give up a coffee each day to save money, but what if it meant you could turn it into nearly half a million?
SICK of your business paying a lease to a landlord with no benefits for you? Here’s a way to become your own landlord.
AS the largest collection of rule changes in a decade shook the superannuation sector last week, most Australians were busy ignoring them.
A FRESH bunch of superannuation rule changes came into force on July 1, opening some new opportunities for Australians to build bigger nest eggs.
MILLIONS of dollars in retirement savings are slowly being clawed back by their rightful owners and it’s helping fatten our superannuation balances.
CHANGES to superannuation rules next month are set to deliver families some flexibility that has been missing in retirement saving.
AN Australian cancer specialist was horrified when she learnt she was supporting the companies killing her patients. This is her remarkable story.
A MYSTERIOUS figure named “Martin”, bearing a striking resemblance to a certain Australian prime minister, has people scratching their heads.
FEWER than one in ten Aussies are injecting money into their superannuation accounts, despite the massive financial incentives on offer.
PARENTS and grandparents have a golden opportunity to use superannuation to deliver children and young adults a wealth boost.