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Saving for retirement, without using super

In this episode, we look at strategies to save for your retirement outside superannuation. Superannuation continues to be the most popular and tax effective vehicle for saving for retirement, but the reduced contribution caps and Transfer Balance Cap have now limited its effectiveness for many people, leaving many investors wondering what alternatives will assist them to achieve their retirement savings objectives.

In this episode, we look at strategies to save for your retirement outside superannuation. Superannuation continues to be the most popular and tax effective vehicle for saving for retirement, but the reduced contribution caps and Transfer Balance Cap have now limited its effectiveness for many people, leaving many investors wondering what alternatives will assist them to achieve their retirement savings objectives.

 

In Saving for retirement, without using super, Gemma Dale interviews finance expert Katie Whiffen about the pros and cons of strategies such as:

  • regular savings plans
  • managed funds and separately managed accounts
  • offset accounts and paying down your mortgage
  • borrowing to buy investment property, and
  • borrowing to buy equities.

 

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About the Author
Gemma Dale , nabtrade

Gemma Dale is Director of SMSF and Investor Behaviour at nabtrade. She is the host of the Your Wealth podcast, a fortnightly podcast for investors, featuring insights and updates from markets and finance experts across a range of topics. She provides regular market and finance commentary on ausbiz and in other media including AFR, the Australian, ABC and commercial tv and radio. Gemma was previously the Head of SMSF Solutions for nab, and the Head of Technical Services for MLC, where she led a team of specialists providing advice to advisers and their clients on SMSF, super, tax, social security and aged care.