According to the Australian Association of Superannuation Funds (ASFA), the gap between the average super balance at retirement and what a couple will actually need for a comfortable retirement is over $510,000 and $430,000 for single retirees.1
The good news is from age 55, you can set up a retirement account and start receiving an income stream while you are still working. This facility, known as a Transition to Retirement strategy, can allow you to reduce your hours of work or boost your super and pay less tax. This is why 55 is often referred to as the age of opportunity. Retirement used to represent a sharp break with the past, these days with a well-managed Transition to Retirement strategy you can set a retirement date that suits you.
Australia is facing a $1 trillion2 gap in retirement savings. Do you know how much you need? What's my number calculator gives you a sense of how much you may need to retire on to fund the retirement lifestyle you want based on expenditure estimates of over 65 year old Australians.
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Everyone’s situation is different and rules are subject to change but knowing how you can benefit from the Transition to Retirement (TtR) facility can provide you with a larger lump sum for your retirement. For someone aged 55 on a salary of $90,000 with a Super balance of $150,000, an effective TtR plan can add in excess of $42,000 to that Super balance between the ages 55 and 65 without any reduction in take home pay3. Our experienced advisers deliver the peace of mind knowing you can control your lifestyle and your retirement.
1 Association of Superannuation Funds of Australia (August 2014) ASFA Retirement Standard. Assumes retirees own their home outright, are relatively healthy and receive part of the Age Pension.
2Longevity Savings Gap Research & Policy Options (September 2012) by Rice Warner for the Financial Services Council.
3AMP Transition to Retirement flyer, September 2012 outcome based on pension refreshed annually from age 55.
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