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Time to think ahead

Super advice for the season

You’re never too young or too old for some quality advice about your super. But sometimes it’s not easy to know where to start – or even what to ask. To give you a better understanding of the advice services we offer, here’s a breakdown of some of the topics we help our members tackle. […]

This year has been hard on everyone, including our super balances! That’s especially true if your working hours and employer contributions were reduced, or you were forced to withdraw some super early to get by. The good news is superannuation is incredibly flexible, and there are simple ways to start building your super back up. […]

First Super has won two 2020 Australian Marketing Institute (AMI) awards at a virtual award ceremony.  In its 39th year, the awards for “Marketing Excellence” celebrate individuals and organisations Australia-wide who demonstrate success through innovative and effective marketing.   First Super was the recipient of two state awards for its “Don’t be crazy! Find your lost super” campaign. Recognised in the Loyalty […]

First Super will soon be sending out your annual member statement. The pack will have full details of your super account, investment performance, and any insurance benefits for the 2019/20 financial year. You’ll also receive a Full-Time newsletter with a message from CEO Bill Watson and other useful updates. During October, you will receive your […]

Australians’ credit scores have always been under a microscope, but the pandemic has only added to the scrutiny. The scores are key to borrowers proving their reliability when applying for loans – and given banks have tightened their lending criteria, having a good credit score can make or break a life-changing deal. But more often […]

September usually heralds the start of warmer weather, longer days and a seasonal clean-out of our homes. But beyond whipping out a duster in a show of springtime TLC, money experts say the same approach can be applied to personal finance. Finder money specialist Taylor Blackburn said polishing up an assortment of financial staples can […]

If you earn below $54,837 a year, you could be eligible for a super co-contribution of up to $500. It’s a great way to grow your super without having to do it all yourself. Here’s how it works. The Government Co-contribution Put a little extra money into your super before the end of the financial […]

Saving and paying down debt have become national pastimes as Australia enters its first recession in nearly three decades.   Amid revelations of a record economic contraction, household spending fell by $35.2 billion in the three months to June 30 while household savings rose by a whopping $42 billion.  Fitzpatricks Private Wealth certified financial planner Randall Stout said […]