Superannuation

Opportunity to play super catch-up is now curtailed

The major super changes legislated in 2016 are now in force, requiring many current and future retirees to review their strategies. The ability to grow superannuation balances later in life... Read more

Daryl Dixon, 9 July 2017, The Canberra Times

Sting in the super changes for lower paid public servants

Top marks to the Canberra public servant for highlighting the point that many lower income public servants and defence employees are disadvantaged by their employer's superannuation... Read more

Daryl Dixon, 23 June 2017, The Canberra Times

The trap for high income earners

While all attention is focused on the introduction of the $1.6 million pension and non-concessional contribution cap, the reduction in the annual concessional cap to $25,000 will create... Read more

Daryl Dixon, 19 June 2017, The Canberra Times

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

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ABC Nightlife dates for 2019

Nerida Cole will once again appear on ABC Nightlife Radio throughout 2019 accompanied by host Philip Clark.

Tune into the program on Tuesdays 10.00pm to 11.00pm on the following dates to hear Nerida discuss the latest topics in super and the economy:

  • Tuesday 2 March 2019
  • Tuesday 9 April 2019 

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