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Superannuation statistics made simple

Superannuation is the critical savings that underwrites Australian retirements and provides a $2.3 trillion investment bank for infrastructure and other nation-building assets.

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What’s the difference between super man and super woman?

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Australian women may often manage the family finances, yet there is evidence some are failing to get a keen grip on their superannuation.

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Get your super back on track to get in the black

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Far too many Australians are out of touch with their superannuation and need to get back together with it, according to the Association of Superannuation Funds of Australia (ASFA).

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3 reasons government promotes home ownership for older Australians

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Government strategies to manage population ageing largely assume that older Australians are home owners. There is often an implied association between home ownership and ageing well: that is, older Australians who own homes are seen as having made the right choices and as being less of a budget burden.

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When I die, recompose me….

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What if our bodies could help grow new life after we die, instead of being embalmed and buried or turned to ash? Watch as Katrina Spade as she discusses “recomposition” — a system that uses the natural decomposition process to turn our deceased into life-giving soil, honoring both the earth and the departed.

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Savvy super saving with SMSFs, property and depreciation

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With the costs of living expenses rising, saving enough money for future retirement has become more essential now than ever before writes Bradley Beer.

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Australians want insurance against the burden of old age

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With the cost of caring for the elderly increasing, and the population ageing, Australia needs new sources of funding for aged care. In many parts of the world some of the cost is borne by private insurance, and new research shows there is demand for this in Australia as well.

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Make your superannuation work so you don’t have to…and get a holiday!

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What if we said by making a lump sum payment into you super by July 1 could potentially boost your retirement for a glamorous holiday, would you read on? Well you had better keep reading….

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The comfort and costs in retirement – how much super do you need to have a pet?

If, in retirement, you want the comfort of a pet, whether it’s the devotion of a dog, the cool companionship of a cat or the financially less frittering friendship of a fish, you need to find the funds to invest in the ongoing relationship.

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Super is super for the young and old – get ready for 1 July super tax changes

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Ask young people in Sydney what they think about superannuation savings for retirement and by far the majority think super is super. They get it. The Association of Superannuation Funds of Australia (ASFA) recently spoke to young people in Sydney streets as well as Martin Place and Pitt Street Mall and discovered great regard for

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