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.
If you have a spare $1000, you might consider making an extra contribution to your super fund. If your income is otherwise low, the Commonwealth government will give you up to an extra $500.
Superannuation benefits are not automatically subject to your will. That means the trustees may not send the money where you want it to go when you die. But there is a solution! Read on.
'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.
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.
Until now, salary sacrifice has been one of the only ways that an employee can make an extra tax-advantaged contribution into their super fund. But that changed on 1 July 2017. Now, almost everyone can make additional contributions without their employer even knowing – which might come in handy next time you ask for a pay rise!