How will you use your super

How will you use your super

We spend decades watching our super balances grow but for those thinking about retirement in the next few years, it can be confusing to work out how best to use your super. Here are some of the considerations for the popular options. Easing into retirement You can keep working and receive regular payments from your…

Retirement income and tax

Retirement income and tax

How much tax you pay on retirement income depends on your age and the type of income stream. For most people, an income stream from superannuation will be tax-free from age 60. How super income streams are taxed Types of super income streams Income from super can be an: What is taxable and what is…

Picking your retirement point

Picking your retirement point

One of the hardest decisions for many people – excluding those who want to keep on working – is choosing when to stop. There’s no mandated retirement age as such, although there are prescribed preservation ages when people can legally access all or some of their superannuation funds. Anyone turning 59 on or before 30…

Prepare to Retire

Prepare to Retire

Preparing to retire is emotional and practical. Making a retirement plan can help you manage your finances, and cope better as your life and priorities change. Make a retirement plan Your retirement plan can be simple or detailed. Include: Think about when you want to retire There’s no set age you need to be to…