Go Beyond Your Super: You Need More for Retirement
January 29th, 2014
Success of a business is measured in one way–the amount of profit the company gains. A business will often meet with accountants, who keep financial records as well as give financial advice, in order to grow their business. As businesses expand, there is a [...]
January 28th, 2014
When people plan for retirement, they are generally only looking at being able to survive when they are no longer working. They want to be able to take the time to relax. Many people run into retirement blindly, hoping they have enough to survive [...]
January 22nd, 2014
There are many financial services in Gold Coast to take advantage of, but the most important type of financial services one can invest in are insurance policies. There is a policy for a variety of different scenarios in life from homeowners and vehicle insurance, [...]
January 16th, 2014
As you grow older, you may be starting to think about what is going to happen once you reach the age to retire. While you may have built up some money in a savings account and retirement plan through your work, you may decide [...]
January 9th, 2014
I decided to hire one of the accountants in Joondalup, like those found at Mansell & Associates, to do my taxes this year because I didn’t have the time or the patience to do them on my own this time. In the past, I [...]
Pensions and Supers
Australians are lucky to have so much support for their retirement funds. Not only do our employers contribute at least 9% of our income to supers, but the Age Pension can fill any financial gaps as we get older. And as companies compete for the best candidates, average employer contributions will rise—perhaps as high as 12% by 2020. With just that money, we can live modestly after retirement. How great is that?
Your Own Money
If you want retirement to be as awesome as the rest of your life, you have to put your own money in the super. Rely just on employer contributions, and you’ll have to live on about $30,000 per year when you retire. But saving more money isn’t too hard. You can increase your salary by rocking at your job, and you can maintain your standard of living so life never gets too expensive.
Does saving money sound boring? It’s not as hard as you think. Once you realise that a fancy dinner out costs as much as your weekly trip to the supermarket, you’ll be plenty motivated to cook your own food. And you don’t have to give up every luxury—just be patient so you can get the best prices. Any money you save can go to your super, and you’ll be a millionaire by retirement.