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Welcoming back Brendan Coates to discuss the implications of the government plan for home buyers to access super to assist in purchasing property. Brendan is the Household Finance Program Director at the Grattan institute, he has focused on a wide variety of topics including tax reform, housing and superannuation. In this episode the team and Brendan discuss the implications of accessing super and that if putting your super towards a property purchase will get you ahead or put you behind?Here’s what we covered:
- What has the biggest impact on retirement - owning home or superannuation?
- What is not working for the system currently?
- How have first home buyers struggled in the past 30 years?
- Why should people stop and think before taking out super?
- If people do access super, what kind of property will they get pushed into?
- What would make taking out super a very bad idea?
- What is the appropriate level of super contributions?
- Is this super scheme for the people or for the tax revenue?
- What does the forecasted return look like in 30 years/?
GUEST LINKS:Article 1: Australia needs new-generation thinking on retirement incomes Article 2: 5 key takeaways from the Retirement Income Review’Article 3: Five reasons the Turnbull Government should not allow superannuation to be spent on a home Article 4: The latest ideas to use super to buy homes are still bad ideas
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EPISODE TRANSCRIPT: Please note that this has been transcribed by half-human-half-robot, so brace yourself for typos and the odd bit of weirdness…This episode was recorded in November, 2020.