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The quest for secure retirement income:

For many, the long-held promise of the Australian superannuation system as the deliverer of sustainable retirement income is fading from view in an era of low-interest rates and rising risk. But the problem could be that many investors are…
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The ATO’s eligibility requirements for SMSF trustees or directors

All members of a self-managed super fund (SMSF) must be individual trustees or directors of the fund’s corporate trustee. Anyone 18 years old or over can be a trustee or director of a super fund as long as they're not under a legal disability…

How Much Do I Need to Retire?

Stay on track for retirement by knowing how much money you need at each age A key part of retirement planning is to answer the question: "How much do I need to retire?" The answer varies by individual, and it depends largely on your income now…
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Retirees’ cash flow drought

While cuts in interest rates are greeted with glee by homebuyers and other borrowers, for the millions of retirees and others who depend on interest payments for their income, falling interest rates can be a disaster. For them, a drop in…
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Superannuation and retirement - How much is enough

How much is enough? How big is your nest egg? When it comes to super, size does count. Your employer's super contributions may not be enough if you want to be financially secure when you retire. Find out approximately how much money…