Superannuation

Doctor’s victory over Big Tobacco

Dr Bronwyn King’s campaign to make Australian investment funds tobacco free. Radiation oncologist and tobacco-free advocate Bronwyn King. Picture: Tim Mullane IN her first job in her chosen profession, this young Australian spent her days watching people die as she tried to save them. The experience left its mark on …

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Elysium extends Lloyds copper mine

Elysium Resources Limited (ASX: EYM) has intersected multiple sulphide-bearing horizons in all five holes at the Lloyds copper mine, which may prove to be lateral extensions of known ore bodies. The Lloyds mine is part of the broader Burraga copper-gold project in New South Wales, consisting of three contiguous exploration …

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New super rules affect insurance

David Koch talks about how often you should review your super details. Life insurance is super is still a good way to protect family finances, but check your cover. HOLDING life insurance in a superannuation fund is about to get trickier. It’s still a great way to protect a family’s …

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Keep your eyes on a super prize

David Koch’s guide to getting the most of your superannuation. Geoffrey and Suzanne Fuller, with dog Ralph, rode out the GFC and still invest their super in shares as well as other assets. Picture by Matt Turner. CHASING investment returns by regularly switching your life savings to the latest top-ranked …

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Australia’s most super year

Paul Mercurio danced into stardom in Strictly Ballroom. WHILE the early ‘90s doesn’t seem to hold the same kitsch appeal of the 1980s, there is no doubt that there were some amazingly important moments in Australian and global history in the last decade of the 20th century. In particular, 1992 …

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Make the most of changing super

Follow David Koch’s tips to help grow your nest egg You can use the July 1 superannuation rule changes to help grow your wealth. BIG changes to Australia’s superannuation rules are less than four months away, and savers are being urged to think about their impact now. While much of …

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Smart ways to save more super

David Koch talks about how often you should review your super details. AustralianSuper’s Paul Schroder says savers should focus on five Cs to grow wealth. Photo Nicole Cleary MANY of us have heard of the three Rs in education, but if you want to get smarter about your retirement savings …

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Super house deposits a silly idea

David Koche and Edwina Bartholomew butt heads on the boomer-millennial housing debate. Courtesy: Sunrise Raiding super for a house deposit is no way to treat retirement savings. IT sounds like a tempting idea — let young Australians withdraw their superannuation early to use the money as a house deposit. They …

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How women can boost their super

David Koch breaks down the factors when it comes to which gender is the better investor There are several ways for women to play catch up with their superannuation savings WOMEN are more pessimistic than men about retirement and more than three out of five say they will battle financially …

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Australia’s weirdest super fund names

Chocolate Forever Superannuation Fund sounds like it would set you up for a tasty retirement. SPICING up retirement saving can be as simple as adding a splash of Aussie humour to the name of your self-managed superannuation fund. BEWARE: Nasty balance transfer credit card traps KOCHIE: How to invest in …

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