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Super Insider podcast

Your inside guide to super

Super Insider podcast

Your inside guide to super

Episode 16: Our top 10 retirement questions answered

Featured episode

25 Jan 2024

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.


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

Episode 16

25 Jan 2024

Episode 16: 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.

Watch or listen now

Episode 15

15 Jan 2024

Episode 15: 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 super funds. During the episode our host, Anne Fuchs and Australian Retirement Trust National Education Manager, Joshua van Gestel discus some of the differences between a SMSF and a regular super fund, potential costs and work involved with a SMSF, considerations of a SMSF and benefits of a regular super fund.

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Episode 14

29 Nov 2023

Episode 14: Super 101: Your super 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 super.

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Episode 13

29 Nov 2023

Episode 13: The economy, market volatility and your super

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

Episode 12: Protecting your super 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

Episode 11: 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 super 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

Episode 10: 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.

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Episode 9

11 May 2023

Episode 9: Transition to retirement – your guide to accessing your super while still at work

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

Episode 8: How to choose your super investment options – a deep dive into helping you understand how and where your super is invested

Your super 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

Episode 7: Investment market update May 2023 - is there light at the end of the tunnel?

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

Episode 6: What happens to super 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

Episode 5: Can I use my super 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 super 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

Episode 4: Investment market update February 2023: Outlook for the year ahead

2022 was a wild ride for investment markets with volatility impacting super 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

Episode 3: How much super you need to retire – and how to get it

It’s the number everyone wants to know – how much super 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

Episode 2: Five easy ways to grow your super today

When it comes to super, 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

Episode 1: Investment market update October 2022: Interest rates, investment markets and super

Investment market ups and downs are becoming the ‘new normal’ and continue to impact super 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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