Want to maximise your superannuation savings? Take a look at the listings below for upcoming UniSuper events for ACU staff.
Please contact Senior Administrative Officer (Remuneration and Benefits) Lyna Marasigan on ext 4343 if you have any questions or require further information.
Seminars (North Sydney Campus)
Managing your Contributions DBD Members
The rules around contributing to superannuation can be complex and confusing. This seminar aims to take away the confusion and explain the different types of contributions to super. It is suitable for all members and will cover:
The types of contributions available and how they are taxed.
The contribution caps that apply.
Incentives to contribute to super such as the spouse rebate.
Ways to manage your contributions.
Special rules for some Defined Benefit Division members.
Time: 12pm to 1pm Date: Wednesday 13 May 2015 Location: 16A Tenison Woods Building, 8-20 Napier Street North Sydney NSW Registration: Please register at the UniSuper website.
End of Financial Year Planning
Spending some time to consider your goals for the upcoming financial year can be a valuable experience. With super often the largest asset outside of the family home, it's important to consider how it's working for you on an annual basis and how your strategy aligns with your retirement goals.
This seminar provides common tips and tools to consider including:
Reviewing your budget.
Extra contributions to super.
Making the right investment choice.
Protecting yourself and your family.
Federal budget announcements affecting your super.
Time: 12pm to 1pm Date: Thursday 28 May 2015 Location: 16A Tenison Woods Building, 8-20 Napier Street North Sydney NSW Registration: Please register at the UniSuper website.
A copy of the seminar material will be provided after the sessions.
Women and Super - Bridging the Gap
Research shows that women face unique challenges when it comes to retirement savings. This session is suitable for women of all ages who would like to develop a better understanding of financial matters and be more active in managing their retirement savings.
The webinar will cover issues such as:
Understanding the retirement gap and the factors that contribute to it.
Easy and free steps to close the gap.
Ways to boost your super, including taking advantage of government incentives.
Examples of how we've helped members close the gap.
While especially relevant to members who have joined within the past 12 months, this session is suitable for all members who wish to gain an overview of the basis of UniSuper.
Time: 1pm Date: Tuesday 5 May 2015 Registration: Please register at the UniSuper website.
Income Options in Retirement
Deciding what to do when it's time to use your super for retirement can be daunting. This seminar aims to explain the common options available to generate income and fund your retirement goals.
Topics discussed include:
Challenges in retirement.
Pension options including annuities and account-based pensions.
Risks and benefits of different income options.
The effect of income options on the age pension and aged care costs.
Time: 1pm Date: Wednesday 6 May 2015 Registration: Please register at the UniSuper website.
2015 Federal Budget Update
The Treasurer has promised this year's Federal Budget will be "pretty dull and pretty routine". But does that mean there'll be no changes to superannuation? Don't miss the opportunity to hear Benedict Davies, UniSuper's Manager, Government and Industry Policy, explain any changes to super and how they may affect you.
Time: 1pm Date: Thursday 14 May 2015 Registration: Please register at the UniSuper website.
This webinar provides members with the key issues to consider when entering retirement.
Whether planning for an immediate retirement or just seeking to gain a better understanding of the central issues, this comprehensive seminar includes information on:
Accessing superannuation benefits
Retirement income streams
Centrelink benefits overview
Estate planning considerations.
Time: 1pm Date: Thursday 20 May 2015 Registration: Please register at the UniSuper website.
Do you have questions about UniSuper options?
UniSuper Consultant Andrew Syarief is available to assist ACU staff from all campuses with free general advice on understanding their superannuation options.
Consultations are available through virtual meetings via a GoToMeeting webinar link. This option is available to staff in all locations and will enable personalised videoconferencing. Face-to-face meetings are also available at the North Sydney Campus each Friday. These meetings are held in Room 14B, Level 14, Tenison Woods House, 8-20 Napier Street, North Sydney.
UniSuper has qualified financial advisers available for personal appointments to discuss retirement planning and investment strategies, debt management and more. Your first appointment with UniSuper Advice is complimentary. If you choose to proceed, a fixed quote will be provided at the end of the meeting.
UniSuper Advice Financial Advisor Craig Naylor will be available at the North Sydney Campus for face-to-face appointments for personal financial advice on Wednesday 13 May 2015 in Room 14B, 14th Floor, Tenison Woods House, 8-20 Napier Street, North Sydney.
To make an appointment with Craig, please call the UniSuper Financial Advice Centre on 1300 331 685 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.