the magic of compound interest and compounding

The Magic of Compound Interest

Albert Einstein once wrote: “Compound interest is the eighth wonder of the world. He who understands it, earns it ... he who doesn't ... pays it.” It was true then, and it’s true now. The very concept of compound interest leaves…
investment strategies for Australian expats to save for retirement

5 investment strategies for Australian expats to save for retirement

Without the safety net of compulsory superannuation contributions by their employer, many Aussie expats struggle with determining what is the best way to save for retirement while living overseas.  Here are five ideas for Australian expats…
superannuation bilateral agreements

Superannuation Bilateral Agreements

If there is a superannuation bilateral agreement between Australia and the country you are working in, it may be possible for your employer to make compulsory superannuation guarantee contributions into your Australian superannuation fund while…
superannuation while living overseas

What happens to my Australian superannuation when moving overseas?

The rules around superannuation are confusing enough when you are living in Australia, let alone trying to understand what happens to your superannuation when moving overseas.  In this article, we try to explain some of the common questions. What…
lost super

Is the Australian Government About To Take Your Lost Super?

As of 31 December 2016, the Australian government is set to take control of an estimated 100,000 "lost super" accounts and pocket the unclaimed money.  It could also inadvertently result in thousands of Australians unknowingly having their…
risks of investing for retirement

The Risks of Investing For Retirement - What John Oliver Has To Say

Retirement planning for many Australian Expats is difficult enough without everyone wanting to take their fee to manage your money including your financial advisor and fund manager, let alone ensuring you are putting your money where it will…
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How The Performance Of Your Super Fund Can Be Boosted

Not many of us pay much attention to our superannuation, but did you know just improving the performance of your super fund by 1.0% per annum could increase your superannuation balance by more than 20% over twenty years? And there are some…
self managed super fund smsf

The Self Managed Super Fund Nightmare For Australian Expats

So you followed all the advice about putting money away for your retirement.  You consulted your accountant and decided to setup a Self Managed Super Fund (SMSF).  Then you moved overseas for a few years.  Make sure you take good advice.…