A new super fund aims to address the gender gap that is forcing Australian women into poverty when they reach retirement. Many Australian women’s super contributions have been affected by forced breaks from work due to family caregiving. When this is combined with the gender pay gap, which sees women earning less than male counterparts,… Read more »
A poll conducted by Industry Super Australia has found Australians significantly underestimate the existence of multiple super accounts, with only one in seven, or 15 per cent, of the people polled aware that they have more than one account. This is in stark contrast to the facts, as the Productivity Commission recently suggested one in… Read more »
As we approach the release of the 2019-20 federal budget on April 2, it’s worth noting that the proposals unveiled will be just that: proposals. Some will hit snags in Parliament, some may be rewritten, and some could be scrapped if government changes hands. With that caveat in mind, here are some bills from the… Read more »
Small business owners and startup founders are struggling to make superannuation and end of financial year tax payments, a new survey has found. The latest MYOB Snapshot, an online survey of a portion of the company’s customers, found one in four owner operators are not currently making any superannuation payments, while almost three in five… Read more »
Peter Strong, CEO of COSBOA (council of small business organisations Australia) suggests its time the Royal Commission turned its attention to superannuation and recommends a new way forward for small business owners… The Banking Royal Commission has highlighted a range of issues for small business people. It has certainly highlighted that we are people, we… Read more »
Did you know that Superannuation payments will attract more interest and penalties than unpaid tax liabilities.
The ever-evolving domain of superannuation has once again been shaken up by the government with some of the most dramatic changes we’ve seen in recent history. It’s crucial that you are not only aware of the changes, but also taking action. The scale and detail behind some of the below reforms can be quite complex… Read more »
With Australians living longer than ever before the importance of saving money for retirement has never been more crucial. Yet millions of Australians will retire with barely enough superannuation to cover their needs for more than a few years. Super expert Nidal Danoun says it’s not too late to avoid slipping through the cracks and… Read more »
It pays to know how Life insurance works. Particularly when you work in small business. The reality is that if anyone relies on you financially, you may need some form of Life insurance. Yet despite Life insurance being deserving of consideration by everyone and particularly small business, there remains a great deal of confusion around how… Read more »
With the super changes due to hit on 1 July 2017 the most extensive we’ve seen for some 10 years, it’s more important than ever to be prepared. That’s especially the case for SMEs, which are too often already well behind the super eight ball. The fact that SME owners have no compulsory requirement to… Read more »
Research released today by REST Industry Super has revealed gaps in small and medium enterprise (SME) owners’ retirement planning.