Even though the investment principles we run on are simple, they aren’t always easy to understand and accept. Here are some of the objections we commonly encounter.
A highly experienced nurse, Mary has worked hard for decades and was looking forward to retiring. But she was forced to reassess her retirement goals when the pandemic upended her plans and placed a strain on her marriage.
The ‘bucket strategy’ has been a common way to help deal with retirement income risk. It works by managing the selling of assets at retirement, balancing the need for steady income and capital growth.
When it comes to investing for a comfortable retirement, could you be your own worst enemy? Here’s how your unconscious fears and biases could impact your financial decision-making – and what you can do to keep them in control.
For many, the word ‘retirement’ is associated with the idea of extended holidays to far-flung locations or spending quality time with grandchildren. However, there are a range of financial, emotional and psychological fears that are often linked to retirement – and for good reason.
If you’ve now found yourself with parents you need to help, you may be wondering how this will affect your own retirement plans. So, here’s a few things you can do to help both you and your parents improve your chances of retiring comfortably.
The current rate of compulsory Superannuation Guarantee (SG) is due to increase to 10% in July 2021. It has been frozen at 9.5% since July 2014 and there have been many arguments for and against increasing SG contributions from the current rate of 9.5% to 12%.
Our team is available to assist you to capitalise on any of the Budget measures or minimise your risk. As always, the detail is important so please let us know if we can assist. We’ll keep you up to date as the detail of these measures comes to hand.
For many, the market volatility of 2020 has been difficult to navigate. Some people only realised that they had too much exposure to risk in their investment portfolio after markets fell dramatically.
In unprecedented times, market volatility and the news headlines that follow can often be a cause of concern for members – particularly when it comes to superannuation.