Go Beyond Your Super: You Need More for Retirement
August 20th, 2014
While “debt” generally has a bad reputation, when used properly it can help you improve your financial situation. So if you want to pay off debts that aren’t working hard for you and build wealth for your future, here are some debt strategies to [...]
August 18th, 2014
Taxes on your hairdressing business can get very costly if you do not know about the tax deductions you can claim. For instance did you know that you can claim the magazines in your waiting room? This deductions along with the many others will [...]
July 24th, 2014
Property investment loans are usually the same as the loans for buying residential properties – you can avail of the same options, terms, flexibility and interest rates. Here are 5 tips to keep in mind for taking property investment loans in Australia. Decide on an [...]
July 2nd, 2014
If you are in need of a short term loan, but you don’t want to or can’t get a payday loan, you may want to consider a pawn shop loan. These loans are simple to apply for, and anyone can get them at any [...]
June 18th, 2014
Self-managed superannuation funds (SMSFs) have been growing in popularity and now make up the largest sector of the superannuation market. If you’ve considered either starting a self-managed super, or converting your traditional super to a self-managed one, consider the benefits versus retail funds. Full control. [...]
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 [...]
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.