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Vita Palestrant was the editor of the Money section of The Sydney Morning Herald and The Age. She has worked on major metropolitan newspapers here and overseas and has won several prestigious journalism awards including the 2001 Citigroup Award for Excellence in Journalism, Personal Finance Category.
Some people may look and feel wealthy but they aren’t looking at their net worth. That is when money trouble happens.
Splitting concessional super contributions with your spouse may offer tax savings as well as earlier access to retirement funds.
The most common reasons for winding up an SMSF are failing health, demanding compliance, divorce and a low balance that makes the SMSF too costly. So when is it time to exit your fund?
There is no shortage of employers who try to avoid paying super, so we look at the rights of contractors and part-time employees when it comes to entitlements.
There may be valid reasons to have more than one superannuation account, writes Vita Palestrant. In some cases, you may not need to consolidate your super.
It’s daunting moving from super’s accumulation phase to pension phase. Here’s why it’s important to check whether your existing fund still works for you.
As everyone knows – or should know by now – the more you pay in super fees the less you get in retirement.
Life-cycle investment funds give you high returns and low risk – just not at the same time, writes Vita Palestrant.
There’s no better time to tackle the tough stuff than the beginning of the year and that should include much neglected income protection insurance.