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Financial planning and investing
Take control of your super and reap the rewards when retirement time rolls around. Our independent reviews and comparisons will help you decide who to trust with that precious nest egg.
Why the age pension is here to stay
Australians can rely on the age pension to provide retirement income.
Can a lifespan calculator help you plan your retirement?
A new tool could give you a better idea of how long you'll live.
What's the best thing to do with your super in retirement?
Using your savings more efficiently can give you a better lifestyle at the end of your working life.
Retirement planning is too complex, CHOICE survey reveals
New research shows Australia's retirement system lacks cohesion.
How much money do you need to retire? We're aiming to find out
Current accepted retirement targets are unrealistic for many. Our research will help develop new targets.
What is ethical superannuation?
In part one of our series on ethical super, we take a deep dive into this fast-growing sector.
Ethical super: Will your nest egg be better off?
In part five of our series on ethical super, we take a look at the performance of ethical funds and options.
Ethical super: Where is your money invested?
In part four of our series on ethical super, we dig into how ethical funds and options invest.
4 strategies for ethical super investing
In part two of our series on ethical super, we look at the different ways an ethical super fund may find its investments.
Can you exclude fossil fuels from your superannuation?
We look at whether you can rid your super of fossil fuels, and how a renewable energy portfolio might affect your nest egg.
Why ethical super funds can hide where they put your money
In part three of our series on ethical super, changes to disclosure laws are delayed again.
Find the best super fund for you
The ATO's new super fund comparison tool can help you retire with more
Comparing MySuper products is now easier than ever.
A super fund merger could shave almost $15,000 off your fees
A new yearly test could see fewer funds, more in your nest egg.
How to compare super funds
Five simple tips to keep in mind when shopping for a super fund.
Can MySuper dashboards help you find the best super fund?
Experts say these information portals aren't encouraging fund switching.
The six fundamentals of super: how to maximise your nest egg
Sort out your super with these simple pointers.
Could the COVID-19 coronavirus impact your superannuation?
'Barefoot investor' Scott Pape says there's no need to panic about your retirement savings.
Should you access your super early? Here's what to consider
People financially affected by the coronavirus pandemic can access some of their super, but what will it cost long-term?
Avoid scams targeting early access to super
These simple tips will help keep your retirement savings safe
The pros and cons of making contributions to your super
Super contributions can boost your savings, but how do they compare to other investments and what are the tax implications?
What are reverse mortgages and the Home Equity Access Scheme?
Releasing home equity can give you more to spend in retirement.
Making super fairer
Ideas to reform super part one: Rethink rent assistance
Experts say retirees who rent need more help
Unlisted assets in super: Is your fund handling the risks?
Funds need good governance to ensure there is equity between fund members.
Will recent changes to super help first homebuyers?
Experts weigh in on the proposed reforms.
Why carers are missing out on retirement savings
A gap in Australia's super system leaves carers worse off.
Are superannuation tax concessions fair?
Experts and system reviews say current concessions aren't sustainable – and benefit some people more than others.
Insurance in super
Junk insurance in super: 'I struggle week to week'
Chronic illness means that Rachel can't ever work again, but a fine-print term saw her claim rejected.
Income protection insurance in super: What is it?
Despite its name, it won't always replace lost income.
Junk TPD insurance set to return in 2021
Consumer protection measures put in place during COVID-19 are about to expire.
Junk total and permanent disability insurance in super still a problem, says ASIC
The 'assisted daily living' test means casual workers may be paying for worthless TPD cover.
Three reasons the TPD insurance in your super might be junk
People working casually, part-time or in 'hazardous' jobs may be paying for junk total and permanent disability insurance.
Life insurers AMP and Asteron dragging their feet on claims
These insurers give Australians total permanent disability and death cover through their super funds.
Opinions and news
Changes to super in the 2021 budget
More low-income earners will now get super.
Opinion: Super funds should have to prove they're working for you
A Bill currently before Parliament will require super funds to show they are acting in members' best interests.
What the budget means for super members
The government announced changes to super, which come into force in July 2021
Op-ed: Time for super fund freedom
Everyone should be able to choose their own fund, says the director of Super Consumers Australia.
'Stapling' in super could save Australians a lot of money
You'll soon keep your original super fund as a default when changing jobs, cutting down on unnecessary fees.