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@MsTickle (24991)
Australia
June 6, 2016 3:16am CST
I received an update on my superannuation a couple of weeks ago. I don't have much but the company I'm with achieves excellent results. I had a few questions like 'how do I get it?" and "do I pay tax?" Today, I finally rang them and i just need to fill out a form and in about 3 weeks I will receive my super in a lump sum. Hooray!! I could have had it 3 years ago! Wouldn't you think they could advise their clients.
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@BelleStarr (36128)
• Portland, Connecticut
9 Jun 16
I had to look up the definition of superannuation, I guess it is like our 401K or 403B. Congratulations.
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@MsTickle (24991)
• Australia
11 Jun 16
I will have to look up what your 401K is now. thanks for the congrats.
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@bunnybon7 (34984)
• Holiday, Florida
23 Jun 16
yes I figure it is the same
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@Ceerios (4756)
• Goodfellow, Texas
23 Jun 16
@MsTickle - Very nice. In fact, very super. My last employer did about the same thing for me, and it was good to get a nice slug of money as I went out the door.
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@MsTickle (24991)
• Australia
24 Jun 16
Congrats to you. I finally sent off my paperwork today and can't believe how easy it was.
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@Ceerios (4756)
• Goodfellow, Texas
24 Jun 16
@MsTickle - Paperwork is easy these days. I remember how tough it was to handle those heavy stone tablet things that we had to write upon by hammering stuff out with steel chisels. Also, the postal charges were horrendous. Oh yes...
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@MsTickle (24991)
• Australia
25 Jun 16
@Ceerios Oh really?
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@trivia79 (7918)
• El Segundo, California
6 Jun 16
what do you call it? retirement fee?
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@MsTickle (24991)
• Australia
6 Jun 16
When a person is working, their employer pays into a superannuation fund part of their wages. This money is invested in various ways so the amount is growing. When the person retires they can claim their money. It can be quite complicated to explain in full.
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@trivia79 (7918)
• El Segundo, California
6 Jun 16
@MsTickle mmm, how long should a person be employed to be eligible for that? i mean, should i work at least 20 years?
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@MsTickle (24991)
• Australia
11 Jun 16
@trivia79 It's an Australian thing.
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@JudyEv (116085)
• Bunbury, Australia
14 Jun 16
That's great news. I guess if you'd known earlier you would have just spent it. Now you've got all that pleasure to come. :)
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@MsTickle (24991)
• Australia
14 Jun 16
It will pay for a new water tank and pump and the rest will go into a term deposit.
@MsTickle (24991)
• Australia
14 Jun 16
@MsTickle Oh, and I need some new guttering.
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@JudyEv (116085)
• Bunbury, Australia
14 Jun 16
@MsTickle AHHH! Stop now before you have it all spent!
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@shaggin (35649)
• United States
13 Jun 16
That is great you can get it in 3 weeks time! What is a superannuation exactly?
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@MsTickle (24991)
• Australia
14 Jun 16
It's money that I've been saving over many years for my retirement. Part of my wages was paid into a super fund for me to use when I retire. It's been invested in many areas and earned interest so it grows. Many folk end up with a small fortune, mine is not so much.
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@bunnybon7 (34984)
• Holiday, Florida
23 Jun 16
@MsTickle sounds like a good bit to me. is that 50,000 dollars?
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@MsTickle (24991)
• Australia
23 Jun 16
@bunnybon7 Yes, it is.
@jaboUK (52857)
• United Kingdom
12 Jun 16
So basically they have had your money for three years and been earning the interest off it! That's not right, but it's still great that you are getting it.
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@MsTickle (24991)
• Australia
12 Jun 16
Not quite. For some time, I have been paying a small amount into a fund while I was working. After doing some research i found out that I have been able to claim and withdraw it for the last 3 years, It's about $50K.
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@MsTickle (24991)
• Australia
14 Jun 16
@MsTickle The interest comes to me.
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@jaboUK (52857)
• United Kingdom
14 Jun 16
@MsTickle Fair enough, that's good.
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@zarlamain (24801)
• United States
8 Jun 16
Congratulations! That is wonderful.
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@MsTickle (24991)
• Australia
11 Jun 16
It will be a nice little addition to my savings.
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@zarlamain (24801)
• United States
12 Jun 16
@MsTickle Yes, they will be.
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@bunnybon7 (34984)
• Holiday, Florida
12 Jun 16
I am not even sure what this is but glad you are getting it finally
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@MsTickle (24991)
• Australia
12 Jun 16
Mine is only a small amount but some people have enormous sums put away for their retirement.
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@kepweng (9488)
4 Nov
is these company is online work??