Actions taken at the start of your super journey could help make a big difference to your post-career lifestyle.
If you’ve had a few different jobs up until now – including any part-time roles while you were at school or uni – there’s a good chance you still have another super account, or more than one. Keeping your super spread across a range of accounts can make it harder to keep track over the long term and more importantly, it probably means you’re paying more fees than you need to.
You can keep your account in our fund even if you move on to other employers in the future. Find out more about the benefits of bringing your super together, or get started with our step-by-step HOW DO I…transfer super from another fund?.
The government offers two ways to give your super a boost if you’re a lower income earner. So as someone relatively new to the workforce, now might be a good time to see if you qualify.
Under the Super Co-contribution scheme, if you earn less than a certain amount and you add a bit extra to your super, the government may contribute up to $500 tax-free to help boost your super.
You may also be eligible for a low income superannuation tax offset of up to $500, which is not dependent on you contributing to your super.
Find out more about these schemes in the Reference Guide: Contributing to your super.
You can keep your membership with us, and many of the same benefits, even if you leave the Commonwealth Bank Group in the future. And you can ask your new employer to contribute to your account to help keep your super all in one spot.
In this video, TAFE teacher Andrew explains what happens to your money once it is in your super, how you can add to it and how it can be invested. (Source: ASIC MoneySmart)
Check if your employer is paying you the right amount of super and how making extra contributions can boost your super. (Source: ASIC MoneySmart)