Superannuation has been a hot topic of discussion recently – and for all the wrong reasons! The seasonal practice by governing political parties of leaking information about budgetary proposals under consideration led to considerable, mostly ill-informed discussion in the community.
Retirement planning strategies are one of the specific objectives of a well-considered wealth management plan. Approaching retirement age? Do you want to utilise your superannuation to transition to retirement? Are Centrelink benefits available to you? Is it important that you leave funds for future generations? Retirement income streams may flow from superannuation benefits (most often in the form of pension income) as well as from assets accumulated outside of superannuation; [...]
Self-funded income streams are an important component of the wealth management strategies for those who are preparing for, or who have entered retirement. Being self-funded, whether partially or completely is a goal for most retirees and they manage the assets to provide that income in both superannuation and with non-superannuation assets. There are several ways in which a retiree can provide the income stream required to meet their lifestyle (and [...]