Seminars make sense of super
MORE than 170 people snared an opportunity to pick up shrewd superannuation tips at free information sessions held across Perth recently.
The four events were part of Community Newspaper Group’s Money Talks education seminars.
Attendees heard AustralianSuper experts simplify the concept of Transition to Retirement (TTR), which can help people to work fewer hours or save more money.
AustralianSuper Perth education manager Michael Kallis said a key to getting your superannuation in order was to set personal goals around the lifestyle you plan to lead in retirement.
Those goals establish the amount of superannuation you would require and help a financial planner suggest pathways to achieve the desired financial levels.
National Lifestyle Villages chief executive John Wood shared information about the over-45s lifestyle living concept. He provided information about how downsizing towards retirement could free significant capital from your main asset – your house – for superannuation investment.
AustralianSuper engagement, advocacy and brand group executive Georgina Williams said the sessions were designed to help people to get the best out of their superannuation.
“It’s often just confirming what people already think they know, but the jargon gets in the way of them making a decision,” she said.
“Superannuation does seem like a challenging subject but when you break it down there are just a few relatively simple things that everybody can do that will ensure they can have the best possible future after they stop working.”