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Living in trepidation

Ever since the most recent significant superannuation reforms came into effect on 1 July 2017, there is one thing I have been fearing.
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Compulsory super - a bit of a problem child?

For anyone with even a passing interest in what is happening in financial circles, you will be aware of the current debate about whether compulsory employer superannuation ...
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Sometimes it is more than just the money

This week I was asked about a person in their early 60s who has retired from the work force.
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Are you on F.I.R.E.?

This is probably not a very sensitive title for a blog, given the very vivid memories of the bushfires that devastated many parts of Australia this time last year. However, ...
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Yet another review!

Back before the world was turned upside down by COVID-19, the Government announced they were implementing a review of Australia’s retirement income system.
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It is just me?

Is it just me, or have I been caught up in a something that affects others of my age?
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Maximising retirement savings

It is generally accepted that, for most people, superannuation is the “go-to” preferred structure for retirement savings. It is convenient, tax-advantaged and most ...
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The bane of my life

Anyone who knows me will know that I absolutely detest telemarketers – those people who phone me the very moment I sit down in front of my TV at the end of a long day at the ...
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Thoughts on the Federal Budget 2020-21

As has been my practice for more years than I care to remember, the night the Federal Budget is brought down will see me glued to my computer screen for more hours than any ...
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COVID Crunch time

Back in March 2020 when the coronavirus pandemic first came to Australian shores and the country went into lockdown, the Federal Government introduced a generous economic ...
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