When it comes to estate planning, many people overlook their superannuation. This is risky, because superannuation does not necessarily form part of your estate. This means that your regular legal will may not address what happens to your super when you no longer need it.
Every year we make it a point to write at least one blog article on consolidating super. Consolidating super is where benefits held in two or more super and funds are rolled over into a single fund - either one of the existing funds or a new fund altogether. Over time, consolidating super can have a substantial impact on your retirement benefits.
Usually, to get a tax deduction, you need to spend money. And spending money makes you less wealthy. However, there is one kind of ‘expense’ that lets you have your financial cake and eat it too. Read on while we explain.
'Super splitting' is not just a term for managing super when a couple separates. Couples who remain together can also split super between themselves. This opens up a raft of planning opportunities, which we explore in this week's article.
Yes, it’s true. The government is giving away free money. There are a few catches, however, and they’re not going to give you a fortune. But if you qualify, this is a government perk that is well worth contemplating.
As of 2017, almost all working Australians can make a personal superannuation contribution for which they claim a tax deduction. For most people, this provides an immediate positive return on their investment. This article explains how to make the most of personal superannuation contributions.
There are two ways to think about the price of anything. The first is the number of dollars it would cost to purchase that thing. The second is to think about what else we could spend our money on. This is called ‘opportunity cost’ and it is always worth remembering when you make a purchase.