Working for yourself doesn’t mean you’re alone. In fact, there’s 1.18 million other Australians just like you1. At AustralianSuper, we understand why people like yourself – contractors, gig-economy workers, freelancers and trade experts – want to be your own boss and focus on what’s important to you.
Leap across the super gap
You’ve made a great call to work for yourself. More freedom. More flexibility. There’s also more responsibility. For people working for someone else, it’s easy. Super goes into their account every time they’re paid. But when you’re working for yourself, you need to stay on top of your super to save for your future.
Jess saved more super and retired with confidence
Even if retirement feels far away, it can pay to save more now. By adding to super now, you can enjoy a comfortable lifestyle when you finish working. And with super’s compounding returns, the earlier and more you invest, the longer and larger it can grow.
At age 32, Jess began working for herself and started putting 10% of her after-tax earnings into her super account. This worked out to $7,452 a year.
To see the difference regular contributions can make to your future, use our super projection calculator. It can also show you if you’ll have enough for your retirement needs and estimate how long your super could last.