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On average, women retire with almost half the super of men1 due to a number of reasons — including lower earnings, part-time employment and time out from the workforce. But it doesn’t have to be like that. There are little things you can do now which can make a big difference to your financial future. Like combining multiple super accounts, setting up regular extra payments to your account, and sticking with a top-performing fund.  And the earlier you get started, the better set up for retirement you’ll be.

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How gender inequality affects super

In a report that looks at the stories of 40 women and their super, AustralianSuper examines how gender inequality has affected women approaching retirement as well as those who have retired, and what needs to be done to close the gap.

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Get your super working

Our Women and super booklet takes you through how to get your super working for you step by step. It also includes a financial questionnaire to help you find out how you can achieve better financial outcomes today.

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Making the most of super

Taking simple actions now can make a big difference to your super balance in the long run. You can take control of your financial future by following these 5 simple steps:

1. Choose

1. Choose

It’s important to choose the right super fund – one that puts members’ profits before its own is a great place to start. Comparing funds with independent online tools like Chant West’s AppleCheck is one of the easiest ways to make the right decision.

2. Consolidate

2. Consolidate

Having multiple accounts with different super funds means money could be wasted on multiple fees. It’s easy to combine your super2into one AustralianSuper account – and you can search for any lost super too.

3. Contribute more

3. Contribute more

Adding a little extra to super3 could make a big difference to your final super balance through compounding interest. And setting up regular contributions is easy.

4. Check insurance

4. Check insurance

Most funds offer default insurance for death and disablement when you join. So it’s worth checking your account to see if you have enough cover or if you’re paying for insurance you don’t need.

5. Continue

5. Continue

If you’ve taken the time to carefully choose a super fund – and it’s providing strong long-term returns – one of the best things you can do is take your fund with you when you change jobs or retire.

Together, we can work on closing the super gap

From issues such as the gender pay gap to time taken out of the workforce to care for family, many women are vulnerable to poverty in retirement. But by working together we can drive change to close the super gap and better your financial future.

Together, we can work on closing the super gap

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