Retirement

Why making additional contributions to your super may benefit you

Saving and investing for your future is one of the wisest and most important things you can do, whether you are just starting out in your career, cementing financial foundations, or approaching retirement. To live the lifestyle you want in retirement, you may need to make additional contributions to your super, over and above the … Read more Why making additional contributions to your super may benefit you

Carry Forward and Bring Forward Rules

A new way to top up your super, tax effectively. Carry forward rule – Concessional Contributions Bring forward rule – Non-Concessional Contributions Your super is the only investment you have that offers a favourable tax treatment over time. A lower tax rate means you have more available funds to fulfil a purposeful retirement. Tax advantages … Read more Carry Forward and Bring Forward Rules

Phone-Based Financial Advice Options

This blogpost is PART TWO, of our series on Financial Advice. Read on to learn all about the phone-based financial advice options available to you as a Christian Super member, many of which are provided free of charge. PART ONE: Self-Serve Financial Advice Options PART TWO: Phone-Based Financial Advice Options PART THREE: The Value of Financial Advice … Read more Phone-Based Financial Advice Options

How a Purposeful Retirement can Mark Our Most Fruitful Season of Christian Service

By Ross Piper (CEO, Christian Super) You may have heard it said that ‘life begins at forty’ or ‘life begins at fifty’ or ‘life begins at… well insert whatever age you happen to be turning that year’! I’ve always appreciated the concept of seasons in life. As I look back over my professional, personal and … Read more How a Purposeful Retirement can Mark Our Most Fruitful Season of Christian Service

Changes to Minimum Pension Drawdown Rates

The Federal Government has announced that the minimum pension drawdown rates will be temporarily halved for the 2019/2020 and 2020/2021 financial years. This change will provide greater flexibility for retirees who do not wish to sell their investment assets during this time, when the value of those assets is reduced. From 1 July 2020, if … Read more Changes to Minimum Pension Drawdown Rates

Recent Market Volatility

You may have heard that there has been some recent volatility in the share market, which may have impacted your account balance. Read on to learn more about the cause, what we are doing, and how we can help if you have any questions. Why is there currently an increase in market volatility? Unfortunately the … Read more Recent Market Volatility

How Did Your Super Perform in 2019?

Superannuation returns hit a six-year high in 2019, mainly driven by international and domestic shares, which both performed strongly during the last year. Read on to find out how your super performed in 2019. We delivered strong returns for our members in 2019 Christian Super members in our default My Ethical Super option received a … Read more How Did Your Super Perform in 2019?

Centrelink Income and Asset Strategies Webinar 2019

This retirement planning video was recorded during a live webinar event conducted by Gavin Martin from Cornerstone Wealth for Christian Super members on 8th August 2019. The main topics covered were: How to maximise the pension when only one member of a couple is Age Pension age? How to maximise the pension on the death … Read more Centrelink Income and Asset Strategies Webinar 2019

Retirement, Centrelink and the Age Pension Webinar 2019

The Retirement Planning video was recorded during a live webinar event conducted by Gavin Martin from Cornerstone Wealth for Christian Super members on 22nd July 2019. The main topics covered were: How do you qualify for the age pension? How much can I work and still receive the pension? How to claim the Age Pension … Read more Retirement, Centrelink and the Age Pension Webinar 2019

Three Keys to Preparing for Purposeful Retirement

Excerpt from our free eBook ‘Purposeful Living‘ By Michael Blue “Hallelujah, Hallelujah, Hallelujah.” These were the dying words of C.T. Studd spoken as he lay thousands of miles from his homeland in the middle of the jungles of Africa. He lived a life that exhibited his profound trust in the Lord’s ability to provide. After … Read more Three Keys to Preparing for Purposeful Retirement