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Age Pension

Dwindling cash deposit returns wipe out benefits of pension increase

The 20 March Age Pension increase for millions of older Australians means little compared to the loss of income typically earnt from cash deposits.

Aged Care

Economic adviser wants Aussies to fund their own aged care

Retirement Income Review chairman wants you to fund your own aged care but says there needs to be a fair way to do it. Advocacy groups for older Australian have other ideas ...

Superannuation News

Super funds run by women outperform male-dominated investment teams

With small gains in annual returns making a big dollar difference in retirement, new research suggests you should look for super funds with female leaders…

Age Pension payment rates

Changes to JobSeeker rates and thresholds

From 20 March 2021, JobSeeker rates and thresholds will also be indexed. Find out if your payment will be affected.

Retirement Income

'Secret plan' to force retirees to use their home to fund retirement

The Treasurer has backed the Retirement Income Review finding that retirees should use their savings more "efficiently" including that the government will ask retirees to use their home to fund retirement.

Superannuation News

ATO on the lookout for suspicious superannuation activity

Australian Taxation Office assistant commissioner Justin Micale outlines the steps being taken to stop the illegal early release of superannuation.

Retirement Income

Australia pension market up 11.3% in 20 years, making it world's best

But that doesn't mean your fund averaged a return of 11.3 per cent over 20 years.

Seniors Finance

How do we learn to spend our money wisely in retirement?

Personal finance guru Noel Whittaker explains how to find the right balance with retirement spending.

Federal Budget

Retirees welcome government's Federal Budget plans

The government has indicated that self-funded retirees and older Australians will be a focus of the May 2021 Federal Budget. So what's in store for you?

Superannuation News

Super funds go to war with the government

Australian super funds have launched a campaign warning voters of federal government policies that, among other things, may require them to sell their home to fund retirement.

Banking & Investment

The Reserve Bank might yet take interest rates negative

Few expected the RBA to adjust its cash rate on Tuesday, and for good reason.

Finance News

Economic survey points to likely rate hike by 2022

A little ray of sunshine as 2021 economic survey points to brighter times ahead.

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