Superannuation

Bigger contributions are a win-win situation for lucky PSS members

The past month's world sharemarket falls highlight the good fortune of the federal government's defined benefit super fund members. While they may miss out on booming share and... Read more

Daryl Dixon, 25 January 2016, The Canberra Times

Public sector super scheme members are on to a winner

Federal government employees who joined the CSS or PSS before entry was closed off in 2005 are in the box seat when funding their retirement. Public sector super scheme members are on to a winner.Read more

Daryl Dixon, 18 January 2016, The Canberra Times

Super insurance too valuable to drop

Article written by John Wasiliev. When younger people start working, many join large super funds such as industry funds and other public funds that offer potentially attractive and quite... Read more

Nerida Cole, 6 January 2016, The Australian Financial Review (subscription required)

Down side to strategy for retirees

Even though 2015 has been a volatile and at times worrying year for investors, superannuation funds have been able to generate respectable returns well above current inflation. However, with the likelihood of continuing low interest rates and commodity prices, future prospects are more uncertain, especially now the US will be raising its official interest rates.Read more

Daryl Dixon, 14 December 2015, The Canberra Times

Caps plan hits super savers

With a slowing economy and senate obstructing government expenditure reduction measures, Deloitte's forecast of budget deficit blowouts is no surprise. A critical detail, however, is falling superannuation tax collections, despite the recovery of asset prices and values after the global financial crisis.Read more

7 December 2015, The Canberra Times

Push your savings up one or two gears

Given the ongoing uncertainty about the future tax treatment of superannuation, investing in the family home and gearing investments now offer more certain benefits, especially to younger taxpayersRead more

Daryl Dixon, 30 November 2015, The Canberra Times

How to make sure you retire with plenty in your Superannuation

Listen to Dixon Advisory’s superannuation advisers Daryl Dixon and Nerida Cole speaking with broadcaster Tony Delroy on his ABC Radio program, Nightlife .Read more

Daryl Dixon, 4 November 2015, ABC Nightlife Radio

DIY super issue not relevant

The government has been criticised for rejecting the Murray inquiry's recommendation to prevent self-managed superannuation funds from borrowing to buy property. But the concern is misplaced, because there's so little of it. Banning it would solve a problem that doesn't exist. That's because it's not a good investment strategy, at least for residential propertyRead more

Daryl Dixon, 2 November 2015, The Canberra Times

Shifting jobs? The five things you need to consider

Changes to the traditional career path are opening up exciting opportunities for public servants to develop new skills and work experiences. But don’t forget your longer-term plans to... Read more

Nerida Cole, 30 October 2015, The Mandarin

The case for joint super is strong

Given our banking system has operated joint accounts very efficiently for many years, superannuation industry criticism of the proposals to introduce joint superannuation accounts is... Read more

Daryl Dixon, 19 October 2015, 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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