Sem­i­nars make sense of su­per

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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.”

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