Superannuation is one of the biggest assets many of us will ever own, and it will play a critical role in our future plans. But do we know enough about superannuation, and are we in control of our investment?
In Control Your Own Super Fund, leading finance writer Paul Clitheroe breaks through the confusion and changing laws of superannuation, and provides advice on how to get the most from your investment. He tackles all the common questions on super – how much do you need, what strategies exist to create it, what super choices are available – and unravels the Australian super system. Control Your Own Super Fund empowers readers to choose the right fund or manage their own super fund, and provides an understanding of super and the rules you need to meet to stay within the law and out of jail.
Control Your Own Super Fund is essential reading for anyone contemplating DIY super.
About the Author
Paul Clitheroe is a founding director of leading financial planning firm ipac, and has been involved in the investment industry since he graduated from the University of New South Wales in the late 1970s. He has completed the two-year postgraduate course offered by the Securities Institute and is a Fellow of that professional body. He was a board member of the Financial Planning Association of Australia between 1992 and 1994; in 1993 he was elected the Vice President and in 1994, the President. From 1993 to 2002 Paul hosted the popular Channel 9 program Money. Since 1999 he has been the chairman and chief commentator of Money magazine. He writes personal finance columns for metropolitan, suburban and regional newspapers across Australia and presents Talking Money on radio nationally. Paul has been a media commentator and conference speaker for more than 30 years, and is regarded as one of Australia's leading experts in the field of personal investment strategies and advice.
In 2003, the federal government appointed Paul Chairman of the Financial Literacy Taskforce. That body has since evolved into the Australian Government Financial Literacy Board, and Paul continues as Chairman. In 2008, Paul was appointed a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) for service to the community and the financial sector through the promotion of financial literacy.
Paul, a keen sailor and golfer, lives in Sydney with his wife and three children.