Your superannuation benchmark
Your Money

Your superannuation benchmark… are you in a dud?

- July 14, 2023 4 MIN READ

Superannuation is the third most important weapon you have in your ability to build wealth, behind your capacity to earn income and owning your family home. The issue is that because it gets compulsorily deducted from our wages each month, we often don’t give it the attention it deserves. It grows almost by stealth. But… Read more »

1 July tidal wave of changes affecting your finances

The 1 July tidal wave of changes affecting your finances

- June 30, 2023 3 MIN READ

A raft of changes are coming into effect from 1 July – here’s what the new policies will mean to your hip pocket. The start of a new financial year brings an enormous number of changes… everything from superannuation and childcare to pay rises and paid parental leave. has compiled a list of major… Read more »

Super funds lost money in 2022
Your Money

Surely our super funds can do better than this… we deserve better

- January 27, 2023 3 MIN READ

Most superannuation funds lost money in 2022. That’s just not good enough. In my mind superannuation fund returns were frankly terrible in 2022. Every working Australian pays big fees to have their retirement savings compulsorily managed by superannuation funds, which pay big salaries to their chief executives and investment managers for doing the work. These… Read more »

Superannuation funds performance via Stockspot

The right superannuation fund could make you up to $245,000 richer in retirement

- October 14, 2022 4 MIN READ

Stockspot’s 10th annual Fat Cat Funds Report has found that the right superannuation fund could make you up to $245,000 richer in retirement. OnePath, Colonial First State, AMP, and ClearView were the worst-performing superannuation funds in Australia, according to a new study from investment platform Stockspot. While Qantas Super, UniSuper, HESTA, AustralianSuper, and IOOF topped… Read more »

Fee grab by Australian Super

How can superannuation funds get away with this?

- August 26, 2022 3 MIN READ

Imagine putting up your fees then back-charging your customers for the previous financial year? Hard to believe, but that’s exactly what Australian Super just did. Tell me any organisation that at the end of the financial year is able to get away with going back to customers and telling them they are putting up their… Read more »

Happy birthday superannuation

Happy 30th birthday to superannuation

- July 8, 2022 4 MIN READ

This week Australia’s national savings scheme, the superannuation guarantee system, celebrates 30 years since inception by then Treasurer Paul Keating. Superannuation was a genius idea that has underpinned the wealth of every Australian and the stability of our financial system and economy. Keating’s legacy has been enormous. He also deregulated the financial system, floated the… Read more »