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Super Insider podcast

Your inside guide to super

Super Insider podcast

Your inside guide to super

Investment markets, interest rates & superannuation changes

Featured episode

14 June 2024

In this episode, Australian Retirement Trust Chief Economist Brian Parker and Senior Manager of Education Joshua van Gestel, share their knowledge and insights on the current economic outlook including inflation, interest rates and potential investment opportunities.

They also cover:

  • how the recent Federal Budget affects your super
  • the state of interest rates and inflation, plus
  • why this year’s United States election may affect the global economy.

Host Anne Fuchs keeps the conversation lively, ensuring you leave with actionable insights.

Whether you are just starting your career, or nearing retirement, subscribe to Super Insider today and expand your super knowledge. You’ll find us wherever you get your podcasts. PS. Don’t forget to share this with family and friends who might also benefit.


About Super Insider

Your super is key to achieving your best retirement – so how do you make the most of it? Don’t miss Australian Retirement Trust’s Super Insider podcast – your guide to superannuation, planning for retirement, and what the economy and investment markets mean for your super from those in the know.

Join host, Australian Retirement Trust Head of Advice Anne Fuchs, as she interviews super and investment experts to bring you exclusive insights, tips and strategies to help you make the right choices today and feel confident about the future.

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This podcast is general information only and brought to you by Australian Retirement Trust Pty Ltd (ABN 88 010 720 840, AFSL No. 228975) as trustee for Australian Retirement Trust (ABN 60 905 115 063) (the Fund).

Other episodes

Investment markets, interest rates & your super

14 June 2024

Investment markets, interest rates & your super

In this episode, Australian Retirement Trust Chief Economist Brian Parker and Senior Manager of Education Joshua van Gestel, share their knowledge and insights on the current economic outlook including inflation, interest rates and potential investment opportunities.

They also cover:

  • how the recent Federal Budget affects your super
  • the state of interest rates and inflation, plus
  • why this year’s United States election may affect the global economy.

Host Anne Fuchs keeps the conversation lively, ensuring you leave with actionable insights.

Whether you are just starting your career, or nearing retirement, subscribe to Super Insider today and expand your super knowledge. You’ll find us wherever you get your podcasts. PS. Don’t forget to share this with family and friends who might also benefit.

Watch or listen now

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31 May 2024

Episode 21: Income in retirement – how to access your superannuation

Ever wonder what happens to your super after you retire? You’re not alone. In this episode of Super Insider, Australian Retirement Trust educators Ruth Weaver and Steven Fehring unpack the power of retirement income accounts – also known as account-based pensions – and how to turn your super into a reliable income stream once the pay checks stop.

Tune in to learn the simple rules and surprising benefits of these accounts, so you can plan a stress-free golden age with confidence.

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7 May 2024

Episode 20: Is your superannuation on track?

Is your superannuation on track? Did you know 55% of Australians aren’t sure they’ll have enough super by the time they retire? Research shows you could be better off in retirement if you get on top of your super now. In this episode, Australian Retirement Trust education leaders Ruth Weaver and Joshua van Gestel discuss:

  • how to check your super is on track
  • why it’s essential to understand your ‘super style’
  • ways to unleash your super’s potential
  • tools that can help you take the next steps with your super

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Episode 19

11 April 2024

Episode 19: How to save tax using your super

Get ready for the end of the financial year with Super Insider. Host Anne Fuchs and guest Steven Fehring share some great ways you could grow your super and save on tax. Here’s a sneak peek of what you’ll learn:

  • why putting money into super could help you pay less tax
  • what salary is sacrifice and how it works
  • how to claim a tax deduction on personal super contributions

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Episode 18

04 March 2024

Women’s edition: Super steps – taking charge of your financial freedom

In this special episode we shed light on the importance of women taking control of their financial futures and superannuation. From practical tips like consolidating superannuation funds and maximising contributions, to navigating life events such as transitioning to retirement, this episode shares details to make informed decisions about your financial future.

Join the conversation as we encourage women to prioritise their financial security and inspire confidence in achieving retirement goals. Subscribe to Super Insider now and start your journey towards financial freedom.

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Episode 17

01 March 2024

Investment market outlook - what’s in store for 2024

The economic landscape will keep shifting this year according to many experts. Super Insider is here to help make sense of it all and what it may mean for you. Join us as we tap into the expertise of our Chief Economist Brian Parker, as he tackles questions like:

  • How is the economic cycle changing?
  • Will we see an end to the global supply chain disruptions?
  • What’s the future for inflation and interest rates?

Get set for an insightful chat about Australia’s economic outlook for the year ahead.

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Episode 16

25 Jan 2024

Our top 10 retirement questions answered

Retirement is a phase of life that many of us eagerly look forward to. It’s a time to slow down, relax, and pursue our passions. But with the rising cost of living, it’s essential to make sure that our retirement savings can fund the life we’ve been dreaming about. In the second instalment of our new Q&A series, Australian Retirement Trust Member Education teammates April Smith and Kane Everingham answer our top 10 most asked retirement questions and provide valuable insights and tips to help you retire well with confidence.

So, whether you’re just starting to plan for retirement, or already in the thick of it, watch or listen now to learn how to make the most of your super and enjoy the retirement you deserve.

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Episode 15

15 Jan 2024

Self-managed super funds (SMSFs) or regular super?

If you’re thinking about opening a self-managed super fund (SMSF), check out this episode to learn some common SMSF misconceptions and how the product compares against regular superannuation funds. During the episode our host, Anne Fuchs and Australian Retirement Trust National Education Manager, Joshua van Gestel discuss:

  • some of the differences between a SMSF and a regular super fund
  • potential costs and work involved with a SMSF
  • considerations of a SMSF • benefits of a regular super fund

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Episode 14

29 Nov 2023

Super 101: Your questions answered

We have a new addition to Super Insider: our new Q&A episodes. These quick-fire sessions answer our most frequently asked questions and share practical tips and insider knowledge to help you get the most from your superannuation.

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Episode 13

29 Nov 2023

The economy, market volatility and your superannuation

A lot has happened on the global stage since our host, Anne Fuchs, and Chief Economist Brian Parker caught up in August. In this episode, Anne and Brian examine how geopolitical conflicts could affect world economies, the future of inflation and interest rates, and the importance of making informed investment decisions during market fluctuations. Stay informed with this must-listen episode.

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Episode 12

12 October 2023

Protecting your superannuation from scams and fraud

It’s no secret that the internet has revolutionised the way we handle our finances, but it’s also opened the door to scams and fraudulent activities. And when it comes to our hard-earned retirement savings, most of us can’t afford to take any chances. In this episode, join our host Anne Fuchs and Australian Retirement Trust’s Manager of Financial Crimes, Rebecca Mallett and Chief Technology Officer Rod Greenaway as they discuss financial scams, how to spot them and how to keep your superannuation investment and information safe.

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Episode 11

11 September 2023

How to make your money last through retirement

Retirement is a major milestone in most people’s lives. But making sure that our money lasts throughout retirement can be a worry, and sometimes even a challenge. Don’t miss Australian Retirement Trust’s Senior Manager of Advice Delivery, Luke Caruana in conversation with host Anne Fuchs as they discuss how much superannuation is needed to retire comfortably, options for accessing your super in retirement and what you can do to help make your super last.

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Episode 10

14 August 2023

Investment market update August 2023

The economic landscape has experienced significant changes since the beginning of the year. Join Super Insider host Anne Fuchs and Australian Retirement Trust’s Chief Economist, Brian Parker as they break down the latest market developments and investment conditions, interest rate changes, cost of living and what it all means for your super. Past performance is not a reliable indicator of future performance.

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Episode 9

11 May 2023

Transition to retirement – your guide to accessing your superannuation while still working

While many people eagerly look forward to their golden years as a time to relax and enjoy life, the transition from work to retirement needs careful planning.

In this episode, join Australia Retirement Trust’s Member Education Officer, Patrick Dunlop, and our host, Head of Advice and Guidance, Anne Fuchs, as they explore strategies you can use to transition to retirement that allow you to work less while continuing to grow your super.

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Episode 8

8 May 2023

How to choose your superannuation investment options

Your superannuation investment strategy can significantly impact your retirement outcomes. But with so many options available, how do you choose the right one? Join Australian Retirement Trust’s Head of Private Corporate Assets, Elizabeth Kumaru, and Head of Advice and Guidance, Anne Fuchs, as they discuss how super is invested and what you need to consider when choosing an investment approach that suits your needs and retirement goals. Tune in to this must-listen episode to gain valuable insight and take control of your super.

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Episode 7

8 May 2023

Investment market update May 2023

With international markets still uncertain, it’s never been more important to stay informed and take control of your financial wellbeing. Join Australian Retirement Trust’s Chief Economist, Brian Parker, and Head of Advice and Guidance, Anne Fuchs, as they examine the latest market developments, including interest rates, the federal budget and what it all means for your superannuation investment.

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Episode 6

14 February 2023

What happens to superannuation when you die?

You work hard for your superannuation savings, so what happens if you never get the chance to spend them? Hint: It’s not the same as your other money or investments. Join host Anne Fuchs and super educator Ruth Weaver as they explore what happens to your super when you die and what you can do today to make sure your money goes to who you want when you pass away.

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Episode 5

14 February 2023

Can I use my superannuation to buy a house?

With housing prices rising over the past decade, the Great Aussie Dream of owning a home can seem just that – a dream. But did you know you can use your superannuation account to help save for your first house deposit? In this episode, host Anne Fuchs and super educator Megan Ashenden break down how the First Home Super Saver Scheme works and the pros and cons of taking money from your super to buy your first home.

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Episode 4

8 February 2023

Investment market update February 2023: Outlook for the year ahead

2022 was a wild ride for investment markets with volatility impacting superannuation fund returns, including Australian Retirement Trust’s. Don’t miss Australian Retirement Trust’s Chief Economist Brian Parker in conversation with Anne Fuchs, Head of Advice, as Brian recaps the market ups and downs of 2022 and discusses what the New Year might hold for interest rates, investment markets and your super.

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Episode 3

2 November 2022

How much superannuation you need to retire – and how to get it

It’s the number everyone wants to know – how much superannuation do I need to retire?

Join Australian Retirement Trust’s National Education Manager Joshua van Gestel and Head of Advice Anne Fuchs, as they crunch the numbers to reveal how much super you need for a comfortable retirement income - and what you can do today to make sure you have enough later.

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Episode 2

1 November 2022

Five easy ways to grow your superannuation today

When it comes to superannuation, most Australians have a “set and forget” approach. But there are simple and easy things you can do today to maximise your super contributions.

Join Australian Retirement Trust Member Education Officer, April Smith, in conversation with Head of Advice, Anne Fuchs, as she shares her top five tips for making the most of your super right now. Future you will thank you. 

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Episode 9

19 October 2022

Investment market update October 2022: Interest rates, investment markets and superannuation

Investment market ups and downs are becoming the ‘new normal’ and continue to impact superannuation fund performance, including that of Australian Retirement Trust.

Don’t miss Australian Retirement Trust’s Chief Economist Brian Parker in conversation with Anne Fuchs, Head of Advice, as Brian discusses what’s affected markets in the last quarter, how this has impacted super returns, and what it could mean for your super investment and retirement savings.

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