Tip of the Week - plan ahead with your super

Published: Wednesday 31st August 2016

Want to maximise your superannuation savings or prepare for retirement? Take a look at the listings below for upcoming UniSuper events for ACU staff. Please contact Senior Administrative Officer (HR Service & Support) Diana Brcic on 02 9701 4343 if you have any questions or require further information.

Upcoming seminars

Transition to Retirement

The ‘transition to retirement’ (TTR) option is a government initiative which recognises that members may want to decrease their working hours over time towards the end of their career. It allows members to access their super benefits as an income stream prior to retirement. Some members use it as an opportunity to boost their super benefits overall or just ease into retirement.

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Date

Address

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Transition to Retirement

14 September

12pm to 1pm

Tenison Woods House, Room 14A (14.05), 14th Floor, 8-20 Napier Street, North Sydney

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Transition to Retirement

14 December

12pm to 1pm

Strathfield Campus, Function Room North, 25A Barker Road, Strathfield

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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

Topic

Date

Address

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Income Options in Retirement

9 November

12pm to 1pm

Tenison Woods House, Room 14A (14.05), 14th Floor, 8-20 Napier Street, North Sydney

Register now

Webinars (on demand)

Generation Y - super smart

For Generation Y, now is the time to visualise what type of retirement you seek and level of funding required to support this outcome. This webcast takes younger members through the first key steps in developing a solid superannuation savings base from which to steadily grow their retirement nest egg. Registration: Please register via the UniSuper website.

UniSuper101 - an introduction

UniSuper offers flexible products for new and existing members to choose from. This seminar seeks to introduce (primarily) new employees to the basic fund offering, including details of the defined benefit option versus accumulation alternative. Registration: Please register via the UniSuper website.

Women and Super - One Smart Move

Research shows that women face unique challenges when it comes to retirement savings. They tend to have less super than men for many different reasons, including career breaks and time out of the workforce for to raise families, making it more difficult to build a reasonable amount of super.

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. Registration: Please register via the UniSuper website.

Retirement Planning for Women

Retirement planning today isn’t a one-size-fits all proposition – especially for women. Being prepared to spend more years in retirement with potentially fewer resources to fund those years is an increasing reality for many women. This webinar explores not only the financial aspects of retirement, but delves into some of the personal issues women will need to consider when thinking about their retirement years.
Registration: Please register via the UniSuper website.

Emotional planning for retirement

Consultant and coach, Dr Jon Glass talks about the emotional journey into and in retirement.

Jon offers solutions to problems faced by retired or nearly-retired people. He does not offer financial advice, assuming that each client has already put a financial plan in place; rather he aims to draw out and highlight the possibilities, benefits and self-worth of a long life in retirement.

Jon has a PhD in Pure Mathematics from Cambridge University and has also studied at the Australian College of Applied Psychology. Registration: Please register via the UniSuper website.

Do you have questions about UniSuper options?

UniSuper Consultant Ross Muller is available to assist ACU staff from all campus 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 location and will enable personalised videoconferencing.

Face-to-face meetings are also available at the North Sydney Campus each Wednesday. These meetings are held in Room 14B, Level 14, Tenison Woods House, 8-20 Napier Street, North Sydney. To make an appointment to see Ross, call 0418 508 015 or email ross.muller@unisuper.com.au.

UniSuper is also available on campus regularly in Brisbane and Melbourne:

Brisbane: Gilda Ziviani is available on the third Monday of each month in Room AC.21, Block A.  Email gilda.ziviani@unisuper.com.au to make an appointment.

Melbourne: Greg Lo Grasso is available on the third Wednesday of each month at Cochlear House.  Email Greg.LoGrasso@unisuper.com.au to make an appointment.

Personal financial advice

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.

To make an appointment with Craig, please call the UniSuper Financial Advice Centre on 1300 331 685 or email advice@unisuper.com.au.

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