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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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What does your austerity budget look like?

Let me start this blog by making a promise.
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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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A Christmas Present from Treasury

In September 2019, the federal government announced a review into Australia’s Retirement Income System.
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A couple of important changes to super

One of the things Mark and I try to achieve with this blog is to keep readers informed about changes in the superannuation, social security and aged care space.
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Putting members' interests first

It is common for superannuation funds to provide insurance to members of their fund.
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When can I get hold of my super?

For most Australians, the money they have in superannuation is preserved. That means it cannot be accessed until a 'condition of release' has been met.
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