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Sorting your super will feel as good as cleaning out your wardrobe – we promise! If you’ve decided to take action, read on …

Pan and broom1) Understand the basics

2) Sort out your super

3) Understand what type of fund you’re in & how much you pay in fees

4) Decide on your goals

5) Think about boosting your super

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MoneySmart – How super works

The Australian Securities and Investments Commission’s consumer website MoneySmart has a fantastic section on superannuation. Make sure you use the calculator to project what your retirement fund could be worth in the future if you continue with the same contributions or if you start making extra payments.

Cup of teaAustralian Taxation Office – Super

The ATO website has a good overview of superannuation with a strong taxation bent.

Australian Prudential Regulation Authority

The Australian Prudential Regulation Authority’s website is is the place to go if you think your super is being mismanaged, or if you don’t believe that your employer is forwarding super payments.

Find a financial adviser

Check out the Australian Securities and Investments Commission’s website MoneySmart – it has loads of great information about obtaining personal financial advice and finding a qualified financial adviser. Experts often suggest you find an adviser who charges by the hour instead of receiving a commission.

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