Superannuation

How to get your gouged super back

Did you know you have a one-in-three chance that you could be owed thousands of dollars? It’s true. This week law firm Slater and Gordon announced they’re launching Australia’s biggest class action: “The Royal Commission into banking has revealed that if you’ve been a member of a big bank-owned superannuation...

Superannuation

The Super Hero

Today I want to introduce you to Mia, who this week became a quiet hero to hundreds of thousands of Aussies around the country … without them even knowing it. Mia is a single mother of two kids. Recently she read my book, and got up to the part where...

Retirement

The Big Budget Changes You Missed

Far as I can tell, we’re the only country that goes a little ‘Hollywood’ for the Budget. Other nations just read theirs out on a Tuesday afternoon in parliament, and no one gives a toss. Not us. We lock all the journalists up, and give the Treasurer the prime-time razzle-dazzle....

Money Management

Why are people stealing my book?

Every father wants to be a hero to his son. So, a few weeks back, I took my four-year-old to a bookstore to show him my bestseller. Only problem? I couldn’t find a single copy anywhere (not even in the bargain bin). “Your book. It isn’t here, is it Daddy?”...

Buying your first home

An Update on the First Home Saver Super Accounts

I’m a little ‘dusty’ as I write this. You see, as a card-carrying DIK (Dad I Know), I don’t get many leave passes from my wife … so when I got an invitation to an EOFY (End of Financial Year) finance shindig, I couldn’t pass it up. After all, the...

Superannuation

The $31,203 Road Test

Are you looking for Australia’s biggest and best super fund? Well, that’s what we’re going to cover today. You see, the front page of the Australian Financial Review this week said that NAB is the new king of super, claiming the bragging rights of Australia’s biggest retail super fund. It’s...

Superannuation

The Ticking Time-Bomb in Your Super Fund

I’ve never told you this before. If you think you’re close to ‘kicking the bucket’ (well, 55 and over), you need to read this. And if you have someone in your life who’s in the bucket-kicking zone, you should share this column with them — because it will save them...