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.
Getting the balance right between a safe spending rate and having enough income to enjoy retirement takes some careful planning. Investing for a reasonable return is one approach to helping your savings go the distance.
If you are over 55 (and have reached your preservation age) the Australian Government has made it possible for you to access your super as a non-commutable income stream while you are still working. Read how.
It is absolutely important that investors avoid emotional, panicked decision making. Investors who panic sell run the risk of selling low and crystallising losses in their portfolios. Read why.
Regularly checking in on your retirement plan is always a sensible strategy. Keeping track of your finances becomes even more important in times of economic uncertainty. Given the changes we’ve seen due to Coronavirus, now is a good time to take a look at your retirement income plan with fresh eyes. We’ve put together a list of resources to help you.
In recent weeks, investment markets around the world have continued to experience significant volatility as investors try to assess the impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak – an event that no-one anticipated for 2020. How much of your super is invested in shares is important.
When life starts to wind down, read how retirees can have cash flows for all the essentials that they need and can take comfort in the knowledge that they are able to enjoy life on their terms.
Read how being actively involved in how and where your super is invested, could make a real difference to your retirement savings over the long-term.
Read why the decisions made during your ‘transition to retirement’ are life changing and how OBT’s Financial Planning team can help.