No one can predict the future. And no one can turn back time. So why does it sting so much when we look back and wish ‘if only’?
It’s called hindsight – when you regret decisions made or actions you didn’t take. And it can be a real sitch when it comes to your super and insurance. But the good thing about hindsight is it reminds you that, although you can’t change the past, you can plan for a better tomorrow for Future You.
When it comes to your superannuation and insurance, the right choices today can have a big impact on your tomorrow. So let’s use the power of Future You’s hindsight to think about your sitch right now – and see what changes you might make to avoid feeling the dreaded ‘if only’ down the track.
Did you know Australians are paying more than $30 billion in super fees each year? That’s why Future You could look at your super balance after years of contributions, wondering where it’s all gone.
While fees aren’t the only factor to look at when comparing super funds, they can have a big impact to your future balance. According to a recent Productivity Commission Report, fees can be the biggest drain on your overall return.
It makes sense when you think about it. According to SuperGuide, an increase in fees of just 0.5% may seem small, but it all adds up over time. By the time a typical full-time worker reaches retirement, it could cost them about $100,000 – that’s 12% of their balance.
What would Future You want to do? Perhaps you’d want to make sure you’re not paying more fees than you should. It’s easy to compare with the Virgin Money Super fee comparison tool, where you can quickly compare 10 well known super funds fees on a range of balances. Imagine how choosing lower fees today could help grow your future balance? It’s the power of hindsight at your fingertips. And that’s not all Future You will thank you for.
Along with Virgin Money Super having one of the lowest fees in the market, Virgin Money also rewards you with Velocity Frequent Flyer Points1 on your contributions2. So, saving for the future can help take you places too.
Before rolling over, just check to see if insurance or other benefits will be impacted or lost. Eligibility criteria and conditions apply.
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Your car, home and contents insurance
The world is constantly changing, and we’ve seen a few biggies of late. Local and international supply issues are common, and the cost of living is on the rise. Insurance prices could also go up – so as the world and your life changes, don’t forget to compare your insurance cover.
Insurance isn’t a set and forget thing. It’s important to regularly check your cover and make sure you’re not overpaying for the insurance that you need. From your car to your home and contents, next time your insurance policy is up for renewal, check that you’ve got the cover Future You would choose. Ask yourself a few important questions:
- Are you paying too much?
- Does your cover protect you for what you need?
- Do you have the right level of car insurance cover now we’re all back on the road?
- Does your home insurance policy cover all those lockdown renovations?
- Is the overall amount you’re insured for enough to cover the rising cost of living?
If you need a helping hand, Virgin Money Insurance offers great value cover, from Comprehensive Car Insurance, Home & Contents Insurance – cover is designed to give you peace of mind when the unexpected happens. Like temporary accommodation if an insured event makes your home unliveable for your family and pets.
Hindsight will have Future You breathing a sigh of relief in times of uncertainty.
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Velocity Points are available to new and existing Virgin Money Super customers. 1 Velocity Frequent Flyer Point will be awarded for every $5 of Net Super contribution during the Points Earn Period. The maximum number of Velocity Points you may earn in respect of any financial year is 250,000 Velocity Points. The number of Velocity Points Virgin Money will allocate to you for a Points Earn Period is based on the net contributions in your Virgin Money Super account during that period. Points are allocated to your account approximately 3½ months after the Points Period end. See Virgin Money’s Super Engagement Program Page for more details. To be eligible to earn Velocity Points for a given Points Earn Period, you must be a member of Virgin Money Super on the relevant Points Issue Date, you must have updated your Virgin Money Super account with your Velocity membership number, name and surname before the last business day of the relevant Points Earn Period; you must have had a superannuation guarantee contribution or a voluntary contribution received into your Virgin Money Super account during the relevant Points Earn Period and you must be an individual who is an Australian permanent resident or citizen and you must be an active member of Velocity Frequent Flyer. You must not have made a rollover out of your Virgin Money Super account in the 18 months before the relevant Points Issue Date.
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