purposeful retirement

The 2020-21 Federal Budget and What it Means For Your Super

The 2020-21 Federal Budget was recently announced. Here is a summary of the changes that will impact your super.   Overview The Government has announced a series of reforms for superannuation, called Your Future, Your Super. These changes will take effect on 1 July 2021.* Four key changes have been announced: Your superannuation will automatically … Read more

Retirement Planning in a Low Return World Webinar

Alex Cook of Wealth With Purpose is a Christian financial advisor. He will be re-running his most popular webinar in October, called Retirement Planning in a Low Return World. When: Wednesday 21st October 21 at 7.30pm AEST Cost: FREE Register Here: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_oFRoG5zVQ0Sfi3axFffaxg In the last few months we’ve seen the world turned upside down, with economies coming to a standstill, stock markets plummeting then rising again … Read more

Interview With Our Outgoing CIO Tim Macready

We recently had a chat with our outgoing CIO Tim Macready, about his time at Christian Super, his work with impact investing and his upcoming move to Brightlight.  How long have you been with Christian Super? I joined Christian Super 15 years ago in October 2005. What was Christian Super like when you started? We … Read more

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

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

How to Choose a Financial Advisor

This blogpost is PART FOUR, of our series on Financial Advice. In this final post of the series you will learn all about how to choose a financial advisor.< PART ONE: Self-Serve Financial Advice Options PART TWO: Phone-Based Financial Advice Options PART THREE: The Value of Financial Advice and How a Full-Service Advisor Can Help PART FOUR: How … Read more

The Value of Financial Advice and How a Full-Service Advisor Can Help

This blogpost is PART THREE, of our series on Financial Advice. Read on to learn all about the value of financial advice and a full-service advisor can work with you to achieve your financial goals. PART ONE: Self-Serve Financial Advice Options PART TWO: Phone-Based Financial Advice Options PART THREE: The Value of Financial Advice and How a … Read more

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

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

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