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Responding to the CIPR with proven alternatives

22 Feb 2018  by   Saffron Sweeney

Aon Hewitt recently made a submission to the Treasury in relation to a discussion paper for public consultation, regarding the development of the framework for Comprehensive Income Products for Retirement (CIPR). The CIPR framework seeks to address four implied problems that occur in retirement and in this Hot Topic we look deeper at those implied problems, summarise some key considerations and share our top recommendations.

Sort out your super

02 Aug 2017  by   Jennifer Dean

Planning for retirement is one of those tasks that often gets pushed to the bottom of our to-do lists. But with a few simple steps, you can sort out your super (and your future self will thank you for it).

Intra-fund advice: Superannuation gets personal

19 Jan 2017  by   Arohaina Owen

With a lot of confusion and misinformation surrounding superannuation, it can be challenging for the average Australian to comprehend. So how do you ensure that your superannuation strategy will adequately support you in retirement? In this hot topic, we outline some key facts you should know about superannuation and show you tools to help make decisions easier.

Centrelink changes to the pension assets test

10 Nov 2016  by   Evelyn Khor

Significant changes to the assets test thresholds and taper rate for the Age Pension will come into effect from 1 January 2017. With these changes potentially increasing your pension entitlements – or even removing them all together – are you aware of how the changes will affect you and are you prepared for the impact to your financial situation?

Flexible work and superannuation

16 Jun 2016  by   Saffron Sweeney

Flexibility in the Australian workplace – including part-time work and broken service – is pleasingly on the increase. However, with this increasing flexibility, it is critical to look at the impact on superannuation balances and how this can impact the retirement plans of our working population. What is the true cost of flexible work and what plans can be implemented at all levels to ensure a comfortable retirement?

The 2016 Federal Budget – what does it mean for you?

30 May 2016  by   Aileen Oliver

The Federal Budget was announced on 3 May 2016. When it came to measures that received public attention – the majority of these were around superannuation. But with a Budget that did not contain a great deal of headline-making measures – what did we take away and what impact will it have on you?

Women and super: Bridging the superannuation gender gap in Australia

08 Mar 2016  by   Saffron Sweeney

Did you know that women retire with almost half the amount of money in their super than men? There is no one-size-fits-all solution to this problem, but there are options which give women greater control and flexibility over their retirement future.

Reverbing benefits and financial wellbeing in the workplace

22 Feb 2016  by   Ashley Palmer

Across the board most people are not in good financial shape. Employees are looking to their employers for help because many are being asked to do more with less, and living expenses such as healthcare costs are increasing well ahead of inflation.

Do you care about your financial fitness as much as your physical wellbeing?

20 Jan 2016  by   Edward Kennan

Many of us actively take care of our physical fitness and wellbeing. But should we be focusing on our financial fitness as well? Find out how to get your financial health into shape.

Do-it-yourself Wills. What could go wrong?

02 Dec 2015  by   Wendy Barnham

Australians are becoming increasingly aware of the need to have a Will. Many choose to go down the ‘do-it-yourself’ path, thinking: ‘What could go wrong?’ The answer is: ‘A lot.’