Money Talks Education Seminars offer super super advice


Lifestyle choices: John Wood explains how downsizing could free capital. Picture: Matt Jelonek        d461289
Lifestyle choices: John Wood explains how downsizing could free capital. Picture: Matt Jelonek        d461289

MORE than 80 people snared an opportunity to pick up shrewd superannuation tips at free information sessions held in Hillarys and Canning Vale last week.

The events at The Break-water on Tuesday and at Willow Pond Reception Centre the following night were part of Community Newspaper Group’s Money Talks Education Seminars.

Attendees heard AustralianSuper expert Duncan Collie simplify the concept of Transition to Retirement (TTR), which can help people to work fewer hours or save more money in their final working years.

His colleague Michael Kallis said a key to getting your superannuation in order was to set personal goals around the lifestyle you plan to lead in retirement.

Those goals establish the amount of superannuation an individual would require and help a financial planner suggest pathways to achieve the desired financial levels.

National Lifestyle Villages chief executive John Wood also shared information about the over-45s lifestyle living concept at the event. He provided relevant information about how downsizing towards retirement could free significant capital from your main asset – your house – for superannuation investment.

Similar sessions from 5.30pm to 7.30pm are at The Vines Resort, Ellenbrook,|on Wednesday, November 2,|and at Mt Lawley Bowling Club on November 3.

Community Newspaper Group editor-in-chief Matt Zis said the events were well |received and would not have been possible without the support and financial expertise of AustralianSuper.

“We’d love to hold more free advice events for our readers on a range of topics but will be relying on the support of businesses like AustralianSuper to be able to achieve this. The feedback I’ve had from Money Talks attendees has been very positive.”

AustralianSuper group |executive engagement, advocacy and brand Georgina Williams said the sessions were a great way to assist people to get the best out of their superannuation.

“The Money Talks seminars meant we could just talk to people about superannuation in a relaxed setting and learn about their concerns and challenges.”

People can register for |either of the free sessions in Ellenbrook and Mt Lawley at http://www.moneytalks.net. au/perth/.