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If you're looking for a new super fund, this 10-point checklist should help you.
You need to choose a MySuper product or super fund, either for yourself, a friend, colleague or relative. This step by step guide will walk you through what you need to do.
Modern super funds offer members numerous choices of investment, insurance, advice and other services, but what if you just want a simple fund that won't force you to choose between investment and insurance options you don't understand?
Superannuation fund investment performance bounced back strongly in 2020/21 after the turmoil of COVID-19, making this financial year one of the best ever.
Laws passed in 2019 introduced a number of initiatives to cap fees and prevent unnecessary insurance premiums from eroding super funds with low balances.
Super choice means most employees can choose the super fund they want. Here's how it works.
Comparing super fund performance, fees and insurance is not that difficult, but you first need to learn a few tricks so you know what to look for.
What are lifecycle super products, how do they work, and should you choose one for your default MySuper investment strategy?
Many super funds do much more than just help you save for retirement. Some also offer insurance, home loans, financial planning and shopping deals.
Superannuation seems like a modern-day concept, but Australia's first super fund was established back in 1862. Here's a history of Australian superannuation.
Super funds use many expert advisers. Understanding the different roles they all play will help you make better sense of how your fund operates.
How well is your super fund actually performing? Here's how to make sense of your fund's investment performance figures.
So your super fund offers an investment menu, letting you choose where to invest your money. But how does it actually work?
What's the difference between contribution fees, admin fees, investment fees and member fees when it comes to your super fund? And are you paying too much?
You may have death, disability or income protection insurance through your super fund, but how do you know if you're getting a good deal?
You've saved hard to build up a superannuation nest egg and now you want to turn your savings into regular income you can live on. So what's the best retirement income product for your lifestyle?
What if you want to manage your superannuation yourself? Here's our beginner's guide to self-managed super.
Super is compulsory, so how does the Superannuation Guarantee (SG) work? And what is the difference between SG and employment award requirements?
Super used to be taxed at three points - on the way in as contributions, inside the fund as earnings and on the way out as benefits. However, for most people past the age of 60, super is now effectively tax-free.
​​​​​​​Superannuation funds come in different types and market segments. Here we explain what each of these are so you can be sure to join the right fund that suits you.
Key points Australia's retirement income system comprises three pillars: the age pension, superannuation savings and supplementary voluntary savings. You can contribute a maximum of $25,000 each year into your superannuation account pre-tax. You ...
When should you see a financial adviser? And how can you find the right adviser? Check out our handy guide.
Super is your money and if things are tight, you should withdraw it. However, it will likely cost you in the long run.
Super funds have been hit by the coronavirus financial crisis but nowhere near as badly as you might think.
Most super funds have been designed for older people with high account balances, not young people who are just starting out.
Superannuation has been designed for employees, but with the right advice, small business owners can use business assets to boost their own super.
Are you a young person working in your first job and not sure if you should be receiving superannuation?

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