Superannuation

Retirees face income hit as returns dip, changes start

So far, financial year superannuation fund returns have been good with the prospect of double digit returns if world sharemarkets don't tank in June. The driving forces have been higher... Read more

Daryl Dixon, 4 June 2017, The Canberra Times

Public servants will gain from Future Fund decision

The federal government's recent decision to postpone drawing from the Future Fund to help finance its unfunded employee superannuation liabilities is welcome news for current and future... Read more

Daryl Dixon, 21 May 2017

Super saver scheme to help young Aussies on middle incomes

How popular will the budget initiative be that allows first home buyers to build up accessible savings in their super? There are several key reasons why it may attract considerable... Read more

Daryl Dixon, 12 May 2017, The Canberra Times

It's time to get on top of the super changes

Given the magnitude of the superannuation changes applying from July 1, this year's budget is most unlikely to include further changes. All will be revealed next Tuesday, allowing at... Read more

Daryl Dixon, 7 May 2017, The Canberra Times

Why property investors won't take their profits

While the boom in property prices has increased the risks for new property investors, many existing investors, particularly those who are negatively geared, face the prospect of... Read more

Daryl Dixon, 10 April 2017, The Canberra Times

Home ownership is essential for a comfortable retirement

Predictably, the superannuation industry is already attempting to deter the federal government from introducing even limited action to allow first-home buyers to gain access to part of... Read more

Daryl Dixon, 13 March 2017, The Canberra Times

The case for letting first home buyers use super

First home buyers can only hope that official government discussions with New Zealand last week included details of how their first home buyers are allowed to access their KiwiSaver super... Read more

Daryl Dixon, 23 February 2017, The Canberra Times

Risk in helping kids buy a home

Without family assistance, younger Australians in many locations are struggling to achieve home ownership. This wouldn't be the problem it is if house prices were stable or even falling... Read more

Daryl Dixon, 19 February 2017, The Canberra Times

Time to reallocate assets within the family

With the opportunities for investing or reinvesting money into super soon to be severely limited, now's the time to plan ahead for alternative tax-effective strategies. The first and... Read more

Daryl Dixon, 12 February 2017, The Canberra Times

Check employers are paying super sooner rather than later

While claims that up to 30 per cent of workers may be missing out on compulsory employer super contributions (now 9.5 per cent of wages) may be far too high, there are undoubtedly... Read more

Daryl Dixon, 5 February 2017, The Canberra Times

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Daryl and Nerida’s ABC Nightlife dates for 2017

Daryl Dixon and Nerida Cole will once again appear on ABC Nightlife Radio throughout 2017 accompanied by new show host Philip Clark.

Tune into the program on Tuesdays 10.00pm on the following dates to hear Daryl and Nerida discuss the latest topics in super and the economy:

  • Tuesday 19 December 2017

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