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People's stories

Be inspired by these true stories of how ordinary Australians are taking charge of their finances, and find out how super can play a role in your independence plan.

 

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Why it pays to check your employer is making super contributions

Learn the importance of regularly checking your super to ensure that you’re being paid the correct amount.


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A Millennial faces the challenge of the Age Pension

Living on the Age Pension will a bleak reality for many young people – so we brought that future into the present for one of them.


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How John, 38, started early to secure a comfortable post-work life

Young business owner John Zanol is determined to retire well by paying attention to his super now.


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How this single mum is planning for an independent post-work life

Kirrily Welsh has a thorough plan to fulfil her dreams when she leaves her working life behind.


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How Mike, 55, handled his super in a divorce

When he divorced for the third time, Mike’s priority was to ensure the relationship remained amicable.

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How Marcel, 66, got his retirement sorted

Long-term strategies have laid the foundations for entrepreneur Marcel Kreis’s secure retirement.


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Diana's property and super plan is paying off

Learn how Diana is on track for her financial independence. She makes extra super contributions and has invested in property early.


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A headache-free plan to financial independence: Lauren's story

Learn how Lauren took charge of her superannuation by rolling her super into one account, making extra contributions, and more. 


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How Sam is playing catch up with her superannuation

Learn about Sam Aldenton's commitment to her super and saving for a house so she can have financial freedom.

Learn about how Sam Aldenton is paying attention to her super and saving for a house so she can have financial freedom.
Learn about how Sam Aldenton is paying attention to her super and saving for a house so she can have financial freedom.
Learn about how Sam Aldenton is paying attention to her super and saving for a house so she can have financial freedom.
Learn about how Sam Aldenton is paying attention to her super and saving for a house so she can have financial freedom.

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How Darleen plans and saves for an independent life in retirement

Business owner, Darleen Barton, is going above and beyond with her super contributions to make sure she’s set for retirement.


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From 'splash-the-cash' to sorted: Jamie's story

Seeing former colleagues blow hefty pay packets made Jamie swing in the other direction. Read his story and the tips he has to share.

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How this self-employed muso got on top of his super

Supporting a family saw Ric Mills decide it was time to plan for the future.

  

How Sam is playing catch up with her superannuation

Learn about Sam Aldenton's commitment to her super and saving for a house so she can have financial freedom.

Learn about how Sam Aldenton is paying attention to her super and saving for a house so she can have financial freedom.
Learn about how Sam Aldenton is paying attention to her super and saving for a house so she can have financial freedom.
Learn about how Sam Aldenton is paying attention to her super and saving for a house so she can have financial freedom.
Learn about how Sam Aldenton is paying attention to her super and saving for a house so she can have financial freedom.

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Gig workers fail to save super

The rise of the shared economy is leaving a big dint in super balances.

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How one couple retired to travel the world

Discover how a series of small, steady efforts led Dave and Sue into a world-travelling retirement.


How Darleen plans and saves for an independent life in retirement

Business owner, Darleen Barton, is going above and beyond with her super contributions to make sure she’s set for retirement.


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