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Is it worth caring about super when I am under 35?

www.nomoney.com.au Even when you are 35, I imagine retirement seems a long time away. But when you are 25, retirement is so far away it seems like forever. I’ve talked to lots of guys and girls under 25 about super

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What is a trust & what is the difference between a family trust & a unit trust?

www.nomoney.com.au   What is a trust? A trust is an agreement to hold assets “in trust” for others.   How did trusts come about? Trusts were invented during the Crusades – Englishmen who wanted to go to war would appoint

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What is the SuperStream levy

SuperStream is name of a group of initiatives to improve superannuation, and in particular the ‘back-office’. As you know, super is a complex area. Currently to do what you want with your super, whether you wish to contribute money into

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The new ‘lost’ super rules – and how to get your lost super back from the ATO

Super that is deemed as lost is transferred to the Australian Tax Office. The ATO keeps the Superseeker database with a lost members register which you can check if your super has been transferred to the ATO.   Why do

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Super Co-contribution How to do it

Super Co-contribution Part 2 – How to do it www.nomoney.com.au  From Super co-contribution part 1  you have seen that the super contribution is a great way to use the government to help you boost your superannuation. OK so now we

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Super Co-contribution – Double your money

www.nomoney.com.au  Super Co-contribution -the basics that everyone knows Most people know a bit about the super contribution –for low/medium income earners put in $1,000 and the government will match it.  But who has a spare $1,000? And I earn more

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Super for young people part 4

Two More Rules for Young people with Super 1. Don’t lose your super If you have had a few different part time jobs -you might have a few different super accounts.  - The $300 doesn’t seem like much now – but

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Super for young people part 3

Invest for the long term – be a bit RISKY  You are investing for your retirement. You cannot access the money until you turn 60. You have until then to grow your super balance. After 60 (when you retire) you

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Super for young people part 2

How your money goes into super Because super is low tax (taxed at 15% often when it goes in the 15% tax on earnings and often tax free now when it comes out) – the government have made sure that

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Super for young people part 1

 How Super & Managed Funds Work  Super is designed for people to be able to provide for themselves when they retire.  While it is a long time until I will be able to access my super, I think it is

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