What is a Financial Advice Plan and how can it help me?

2 May

A financial advice plan, or Statement of Advice (SOA), is a detailed document that sets out the financial advice given to a consumer by their licensed financial planner or adviser.  The planner or adviser may be a physical person who provides...[Read More]

From Distant Concern to Valued Asset: The Adult’s Guide to Embracing Superannuation

4 April

Being young comes with a whirlwind of experiences and financial priorities, often pushing thoughts about retirement and superannuation to the back burner.    Initially, for many young individuals, superannuation feels like a distant concern,...[Read More]

Super access won’t lower hurdles for young home hunters

27 March

Many young Australians living in the capital cities will not be able to pay for a house deposit, even if they drained their entire retirement savings, a report has found. Rates of home ownership are declining for young Australians as prices climb...[Read More]

Superannuation access for retirees goes under spotlight

6 December

Australians are being asked to have their say on the superannuation and retirement income system, as the federal government considers ways to reform the compulsory savings regime. Treasurer Jim Chalmers has released a discussion paper and is seeking...[Read More]

Is there an underinsurance problem in Australia?

9 November

While the title of this post may surprise some people, it’s actually a rhetorical question. In fact, as far back as 2005, the Australian Securities & Investments Commission (ASIC) was already reporting on home building underinsurance. There...[Read More]

Understand if a Self Managed Super Fund (SMSF) is right for you

9 November

A self-managed super fund (SMSF) is a private superannuation fund that individuals in Australia can manage themselves. These funds differ from industry and retail super funds, as they offer more control over investment choices and insurance options....[Read More]

Talks begin on looming pay day super changes

11 October

Businesses and industries will soon get their say on looming superannuation changes requiring employers to pay contributions at the same time as a worker’s salary. The federal government will begin consulting on Monday about superannuation law...[Read More]

Labor unveils super tax tweaks on big balances

4 October

The number of Australians with super balances in the hundreds of millions has been expanding quickly as the federal government prepares to tighten tax breaks for wealthy retirees. The Labor government committed to halving tax breaks for those with...[Read More]

Choosing a super fund is like picking your perfect match [VIDEO]

29 January

MoneySmart (ASIC) Choosing a super fund is a bit like dating. Pick the right fund and you’ll be set for a long, happy and comfortable life when you retire. Set your sights on the wrong one and you’re in for a world of pain. Here’s how to...[Read More]