Category «Superannuation»

Splitting Super Contributions Between Spouses

Superannuation is always under attack, no matter which party holds government One thing is clear – you should always be on the lookout for strategies to prevent the consequences of changes that are certain to come in the future. One strategy is simple, legal, and highly effective -splitting your superannuation with your spouse. To be …

Withdrawing Your Super to Get Through the COVID-19 Crisis

I wrote recently about withdrawing money from your superannuation under the emergency regulations, and pointed out that it should only be done as a last resort. This was because of the compounding effect on a sum like $20,000 over 30 years. But this week a reader questioned the logic. He said “if the choice is …

Super Balances

Recently a reader emailed me as follows “My super balance Is $260,000 and my wife’s balance is $80,000. When I input our numbers into your Super Contributions Indexed calculator, (7% return, 2% salary increase) my potential balance is $2.7M and hers is $1.4M by the time we reach 65. Given that my balance should well …