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Understand super

Yes you can

Superannuation is something almost every working Australian will encounter at some point. And it’s pretty important too. But it can also be easy to get confused by all the jargon and technical talk. In reality though, it’s fairly straightforward, which is why we've broken everything down into plain everyday English.

Super basics

First steps in superannuation

There are many parts to Australia’s superannuation system, but with a basic understanding it all begins to make perfect sense. Even a simple overview of super can benefit you now and in retirement. 

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Find lost super

How much of it could be yours?

If you’ve ever changed jobs or worked part time, chances are you have super sitting in accounts you don’t even know exist. It’s your money and it’s not hard to find.

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Super guarantee

Super guarantee explained

Almost all Australian employees are entitled to superannuation payments from their employers. But what are your rights and obligations – as employees or as employers?

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Tax and super

Tax benefits that can save you money

Superannuation is taxed differently from regular income, and this includes voluntary pre-tax payments you make into your own account. Are you making the most of the tax advantages?

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Self-managed super (SMSF)

Self Managed Super is one way of gaining more control over your superannuation investments. There are however certain expectations and strict rules about how you can invest your money. Find out if Self Managed Super is right for you.

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Changes to super

Superannuation 2014-2015

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Retirement

Making the most of your retirement

Everyone’s idea of retirement is different, but there are some simple ways to make sure you’re getting the most out of life after work – from health and wellbeing to staying socially active and inspired.

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Financial planning

The basics of a financial plan

Your superannuation may be the most significant source of income in retirement. So it’s important to seek professional, independent and unbiased advice now, and when you near retirement age. We’ll give you tips to finding one advice suitable, and the questions to ask.

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