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Information is current as at October 2014.

Assumptions and sources referenced within this website:

  1. MLC Quarterly Australian Wealth Sentiment Survey, Q2 2014
  2. Australian Bureau of Statistics, 2008; 2013a
  3. Subject to meeting certain criteria and aged based concessional contribution caps requirements
  4. Ezra, D, Collie, B and Smith, M — "The Retirement Plan Solution" Wiley Finance 2009
  5. ASFA Retirement Standard, September 2014
  6. Figure includes pension and energy supplement. Department of Human Services, Age Pension, 2014
  7. Source: MLC. Figures are based on $500,000 invested in the MLC Five Star Superannuation Horizon 4 Fund using end of month unit prices. The income of $40, 000pa is drawn down each month ($3,333 per month) using the end of month data point. No adjustment is made for inflation, taxes outside of those included within the Superannuation Fund, SIS minimum and maximum requirements, or social security payments. Past performance is no guarantee of future returns.
  8. Australian Bureau Statistics CAT No. 6401
  9. Assumes couple, retiring at age 65 who will live to an average life expectancy of about 85 and desiring a comfortable lifestyle. Assumes eligibility to a part Age Pension. ASFA Retirement Standard, December Quarter 2014.
  10. ASFA Retirement Standard — June quarter 2014
  11. December 2012 Retirement Income Report — Investment Trends.
  12. Australian Bureau of Statistics, 2008; 2013a
  13. According to 75% of working Australians will be forced to take six months or more off work as a result of a long-term medical condition resulting from sickness or accident.
  14. Families with children, IFF/AIST Research, 2008
  15. ATO Key superannuation rates and thresholds Concessional caps
  16. This rate includes Medicare Levy of 2% and the Temporary Budget Repair Levy payable at a rate of 2% for taxable incomes over $180,000.
  17. ASIC, Moneysmart, Tax & Super page 2015. If aged between the preservation age and 59 years, the first $185,000 is tax free and the balance is taxed at 17% (including Medicare Levy)
  18. Household savings and retirement, A report on superannuation and savings for CPA Australia, October 2012
  19. These strategies have been provided in summary form only and have been prepared without taking into account your objectives, financial situation or needs. There are many others issues that would need to be addressed with the help of a suitable financial or taxation adviser before deciding to implement any of these strategies. Before acting on these strategies consider if they are for you having regard to your objectives, financial situation and needs.
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