Retirees who invest in increasingly conservative assets, such as reallocating their capital from equities to bonds and/or cash, are under threat.
Today, the ancient human law of serial immortality has been replaced by 'spending the kids' inheritance - or SKI.
Carrying high levels of debt at this stage of life can leave you very financially vulnerable.
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From July the ATO will be able to levy individual fines of up to A$10,200 on fund trustees who breach superannuation law...
Australians are increasingly relying on superannuation for their retirement income, but despite more than 20 years of compulsory super, many people are not retiring with enough.
The past century saw huge technological advances and yet there hasn?t been a corresponding increase in leisure time: people are working as hard as ever.
Many retirees manage their wealth by simply living off the income generated from their retirement portfolio while leaving their capital untouched.
Currently, Australia's baby boom 'bulge' is entering the retirement phase and we would expect them to be holding at or near to their peak wealth in (non-housing) financial assets.
We think many investors and borrowers suffer from what economists call ?money illusion? when it comes to interest rates.
Is there a groundswell of investors willing to put their retirement cash where their personal values are?
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