This is likely to be a time of considerable lifestyle and financial change, which means there’ll be a number of things you’ll want to think about and probably talk about with others before making any decisions.
Getting the right advice can be an invaluable part of planning your financial future. It's an option that many people consider, particularly in the lead up to retirement.
There are many aspects – both inside and outside of super – that an authorised adviser can help you with, including savings and budgeting, property, taxation planning, estate planning, aged care, government entitlements and retirement income.
Getting advice that takes your personal circumstances into account could help you build the foundations for funding your lifestyle when you decide to stop working. It can also help you identify and prepare for any significant events that happen along the way, which may impact your long-term finances.
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As a member, it's now even easier for you to seek financial advice, with the option to have the fees you agree with any licensed financial adviser of your choice (for advice about your account in our fund) deducted from your account balance. This can be a tax-effective way to pay for financial advice, as fees are paid from your super account rather than your take-home pay.
Note: Fees cannot be deducted from a defined benefit account, but a fee in relation to defined benefit advice can be deducted from an Accumulate Plus or Retirement Access if you have one.
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The Australian Securities & Investments Commission MoneySmart website has some suggestions of things to consider around retirement timing.