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Account based pensions and the age pension

Last week I was asked if the rate of Centrelink or Department of Veterans’ Affairs age pension would increase if the amount being paid from an account-based pension reduced?
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End of financial year - already?

It goes without saying that this year has been like no other - in living memory.
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What is the cost of withdrawing your super early?

Some weeks ago, I wrote about changes to superannuation laws that will allow people to access up to $20,000 from super, spread over the 2019-20 and 2020-21 financial years, to ...
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What does Coronavirus mean for my retirement savings?

If we look back over the past 30 years or so, there have been a number of occasions when the sharemarket has taken a tumble resulting in the retirement savings of many ...
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Coronavirus - early access to superannuation

One of the measures announced by the Government to help people affected by the current economic downturn resulting from the Coronavirus pandemic is to allow the early access to ...
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What does your austerity budget look like?

Let me start this blog by making a promise.
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If it wasn't so serious, it could be quite funny

Like many readers of this blog, I have been avidly watching the evening news for the latest information on the coronavirus (COVID-19). To ensure our family is prepared for any ...
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When life throws a curved ball

At the end of January 2020, my youngest son got married. They had a great wedding at a delightful venue in Toowoomba, about 100 kms west of Brisbane. The bride and her party ...
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