Did you know, by the second week of February, around 80% of new year’s resolutions fail? Don’t let your ‘get your super sorted’ resolution be one of them because it’s easier to achieve than you think.
Retirement means something different to everybody.
For some, it’s about slowing down and having time to relax with family and friends. For others, it’s a time to do all the things they never had time for while working. Either way, before entering retirement it’s a good idea to work out what type of lifestyle you want and how much you think you’ll need.
What’s the single smartest investment for the New Year? That’s easy. You.
Ask people to nominate their best investment and many will say their home or super. Others will barrack for rental properties or shares. But when it comes to outstanding returns, your ability to land a decent, well-paying job is one of the smartest investments you can make.
You know the right steps to take with your money; you’re just not taking them. It could be a matter of how your brain is hardwired. ME Bank look at the brain barriers that behavioural science tells us can hold you back from making better use of your money, plus tips on how to retrain your mind to overcome the hurdles.
The festive season beckons, with end-of-year parties and gift giving characterising the last month of the year. While it may be tempting to blow off some steam by letting loose in the shops, it could pay in the long run to formulate a loose spending plan.
Our friends at ME Bank take a look at the sharing economy – which is all about exchanging goods and services on a peer-to-peer basis. It’s a win-win for everyone with cheap prices and a chance to fatten your wallet by pocketing extra income.
It’s sad fact that over 200,000 cats and dogs are put to sleep each year in Australia, simply because there are not enough homes for them. That’s 23 animals every hour of every day. But the good news is, you can save a life – and by doing so, you might find that you make your own life better.
Vision Super has enough members to fill the MCG, and we know each of you has a unique story to tell. Inspired by the famous ‘Humans of New York’ Facebook page we decided to introduce ourselves to some of our members in person and share their stories and pictures with other members.
Our Chief Financial Officer, Noelle Kelleher (then acting CEO), was recently on SEN 1116 with five steps to help listeners sort their finances in 2017. Listen to the radio interview here and find tools to help you get started.
Welcome to the workforce! Getting your first job can be a big change and although you might be excited, you might be feeling nervous too. We explain some things you should know and answer common questions new recruits have.
Buying a decent Kris Kringle present for a workmate can seem like an impossible task. Take a look at our great ideas for your work Kris Kringle that are stylish, and all under the $10 or $15 price limit of most workplaces.
You probably chat to your friends about buying property, or a car, but do you ever talk about super? While it’s not a common topic of conversation around the barbecue, your super will most likely end up being one of the biggest assets you accumulate in your lifetime.
Estate planning is a subject that we don’t like to think about but put simply, it’s about ensuring peace of mind and making sure that your assets are passed on to your family or beneficiaries in the most effective way.
It’s hard to think about something as abstract as retirement and superannuation when you’re still thinking about how to buy your own home and go on that round the world trip, but younger people probably need to think a lot harder about their future than the generations before them.
Whether you’re planning to retire or retired, preparing and sticking to a budget will help keep more of your money invested and working for you. We take a look at how much super you’ll need in retirement, and help you start a budget to help you make your savings last longer.
It’s common to give personal information over the phone or online when dealing with banks, calling the doctor, or getting in touch with your super fund, but it’s important that your information doesn’t get into the wrong hands.
With a further round of pre-Budget speculation on superannuation tax changes today, industry super fund Vision Super said its members’ trust in a system that had already been subject to over 25 major changes in three decades would be further undermined.