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Superannuation

Superannuation is one way of saving for retirement. It is money that is set aside during your working life that becomes available when you're over 60 and stop working. The super fund looking after your money will invest your savings and the return of those investments will grow your super over time.

Get expert advice about how superannuation fits in your retirement plan and how you can ensure you won't run out of money when you retire.

Superannuation

Investments

Investing your money is one option to grow your retirement savings but you need to make sure your approach is right to help you build your nest egg. It's important to set clear goals and have a good understanding of what you're spending your money on. 

You may have specific ideas about where you would like to invest your money, such as shares or property, but it's a good idea to engage a financial planner to help you understand the risks involved as well as making sure it's an option that suits your financial goals.

Investments

Aged care costs & fees

The amount you’ll pay for a place in an aged care home depends on a number of things, including the type of accommodation you need or have chosen. Aged care costs can be broken down into a number of different areas, including fees for your daily care, an accommodation payment, means tested fees and any additional fees if you're wanting extra services during your stay. 

Some of these costs may change after moving into an aged care home so it's worth understanding what to expect over time and reviewing financials regularly.

Aged care costs & fees

Living in aged care

Moving into an aged care home will mean you'll have access to 24/7 support with access to all the care and services you need. Staff are generally friendly and outgoing and can be called on if you need any help.

Nursing homes offer many social aspects and activities such as exercise classes, arts and crafts, bingo, concerts and outings. You can choose to get involved in activities with other residents of the home, find a quiet spot to read or watch tv or stay in your own room to enjoy your own company. The choice of how you spend your time is yours.

Living in aged care

Information guides

Browse our collection of informative articles covering different topics around the cost of aged care.

Self-managing your super fund

Self-managing your super fund

If you feel like your control and choice over how your super is invested is not being met by your current super fund, then you may find self-managed super funds (SMSF) a better fit.

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What to consider when choosing a super fund

What to consider when choosing a super fund

It is pretty easy to set and forget about your super - which isn't always a good thing. You should be checking your superannuation at least once a year to see if it is performing well.

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What costs are involved in nursing homes?

What costs are involved in nursing homes?

So you have chosen, or been offered, a bed in a nursing home where you would like to live, but how much do you have to pay?

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Daily living in a nursing home

Daily living in a nursing home

Moving house is often stressful and it will take time to settle into your new environment.

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