How much Superannuation will you need when you retire?
The answer to this question will differ from person to person and will largely depend on the type of lifestyle you envision for yourself when you retire. Statistically, a large percentage of Australians will not have enough Superannuation at retirement age and may have to rely increasingly on Government pensions and subsidies to make ends meet.
What can you do to increase the amount of Superannuation you will have when you retire?
There is a range of measures available to people seeking to increase the amount of Superannuation they will have when they retire – remember that specialist advice is always strongly recommended when making any investment decision. For example, you may want to;
Increase your personal contributions into your Superannuation funds.
Use Superannuation as a savings vehicle and gain a tax-effective way to increase your savings.
Make contributions to your spouse’s Superannuation, which can increase your spouse’s retirement savings and may help you reduce your tax.
Get tailored investment advice to seek higher returns.
Change the structure of your Superannuation Plan to invest in alternative streams.
Splitting Superannuation contributions to your spouse increase your combined retirement savings.
Salary sacrificing your employment income into Superannuation, to increase your retirement savings and reduce the amount of income tax you pay.
Consolidate your Superannuation accounts into one fund to simplify your finances and increase your overall return from investments.
There are many more options available to most people seeking to get the most out of their Superannuation.
When should you be thinking about Superannuation Planning?
For most people, there is no such thing as too early or too late to be thinking about Superannuation Planning. The right advice, at any stage of your life, could make all the difference when you come to retire.
How much does Superannuation Specialist advice cost?
This will vary from person to person and depends on the structure and complexity of each individual situation. In most cases, the cost for Superannuation Planning is able to be funded from your Superannuation fund, enabling Australians to get specialist expert financial advice without having to pay the cost out of pocket.
GI Advisers have highly experienced and highly qualified Australian specialists available to provide you with the Australia Superannuation Advice you need to have financial security in the years to come. For Superannuation planning advice please contact us at our Brisbane head office.