The moments that count

There are moments in life that can change the course of your financial future and help set you up to achieve confidence in retirement. These are the moments that count.

Shane Hancock, Head of Member Products, Guidance and Advice, speaks to members and super experts from around Australia for The moments that count podcast.


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Episode 25: Help and advice through super
Getting help and advice can help you achieve the lifestyle you want, both now and in the future. Everyone’s financial situation is different, so it can be tricky to know where to start and when to seek help. In this episode, host Shane Hancock chats to Head of Guidance and Advice Ross Ackland to break down the help and advice options available to AustralianSuper members, when to consider seeking advice, and how the financial advice process works.

Episode 24: ‘Don’t be scared of the numbers’: How Warwick’s planning his move from self-employed to semi-retired
After a decade working in corporate IT, Warwick knew his heart just wasn’t in it. He took a risk and decided to pursue his passion, becoming a self-employed professional speaker. While paying himself super wasn’t high on the priorities list, he knew the numbers were important and made sure to regularly review his super to maximise the benefits. Twenty years later, he’s ready for the next phase of his life, semi-retirement.

Episode 23: Your retirement questions answered
From how much super is enough to how your super is invested, there’s a lot to consider when it comes to retirement planning. In this episode, host Shane Hancock sits down with financial adviser Fern Havea to answer a range of commonly asked questions we receive from members approaching retirement.

Episode 22: ‘I never looked at preparing myself financially’: Kiriaki’s journey to retirement
During her working life as a teacher, retirement was the last thing on Kiriaki’s mind. Her super took a backseat as she faced the financial struggles of raising her young family as a single mother while working hard to pay the mortgage and bills. Now, a few years off 60 and enjoying semi-retirement, she’s finally had time to think about what the next chapter of her life holds.

Episode 21: Understanding downsizer contributions
Thinking about downsizing your home? Eligible Australian homeowners can boost their retirement savings by contributing money from the sale of their home into super. In this episode, host Shane Hancock chats with financial adviser Chelsea Fletcher about how downsizer contributions work, the eligibility criteria and some things to consider.

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