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Should I top up my super before 30 June?

The Superannuation Guarantee (SG) is a compulsory contribution to super that employers must make to an employees superannuation fund. The current SG contribution rate is 9.5% ...
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Age Pension Income Test and Assets Test – what is the relationship?

I am often asked how the Age Pension Income Test and Assets Test inter-relate with each other when a person’s age pension entitlement is determined?
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Can I make super contributions for my child?

Many parents want to give their children a leg-up in life by kick-starting their savings. This may be fulfilled by opening a bank account, investing in an insurance bond, ...
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ANZAC Day - a short and important history

ANZAC Day, as we are all aware, is a national day of remembrance in both Australia and New Zealand that broadly commemorates all Australians and New Zealanders who served and ...
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Something helpful from the Government

I often receive enquiries from financial advisers asking where they can access reliable information in relation to their client’s superannuation dealings.
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Honesty is always the best policy?

This is an old saying and we hear it a lot.
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Stereotyping Retirement (Income)

One of the dangers in life is the tendency to stereotype people, money, and the more esoteric things that make up our lives.
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Age pension entitlement... it can be confusing

Am I receiving my correct age pension entitlement?  
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How much is my super really worth?

If you are like me, you are vitally interested in what your super is worth. And you may even be tempted to check your account balance on a regular basis, perhaps weekly or even ...
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Aged Care Royal Commission - what can we expect?

In October 2018, the government established a Royal Commission to examine the state of Aged Care in Australia.
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