Federal budget 2018 – Life insurance premiums to rise 30pc under opt in

By Alice Uribe    Australian Financial Review  9 May 2018 Superannuation fund members might end up paying 30 percent more for their life insurance cover under the government’s sweeping plans to stop account erosion in the $2.5 trillion super sector. The federal government on Tuesday introduced measures that remove default life insurance for new superannuation fund members…

ABC TV host Geraldine Doogue considers downsizing super strategy

By Sally Pattern  16 Feb 2018  Australian Financial Review Renowned ABC journalist Geraldine Doogue is among the thousands of savers looking to capitalise on the latest changes to the superannuation rules and pump more money into their retirement pots. Doogue, the highly regarded host of Saturday Extra on the ABC’s Radio National, is considering plans to downsize…