Bank of Mum and Dad
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Why you should make Super Contributions in your Thirties
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30/05/2024
Why you should make Super Contributions in your Thirties
25/06/2024

As you enter your forties, you step into a phase of life with significant wealth-building capacity that can span decades. This presents a prime opportunity to adopt a growth-focused approach to your investments.

Research perfectly illustrates the benefits of investing in growth assets over the long term. As shown in the Vanguard Index Chart, if, in 1993, you’d invested $10,000, by 2023, your investment would have grown to:

  • $176,155 if you invested the money in US shares; or
  • $138,778 in Australian shares

Conversely, if you’d invested that $10,000 in defensive assets, you would have earned:

  • $49,394 if you invested the money in Australian bonds; or
  • $34,737 in cash

Growth assets such as US and Australian shares have traditionally enjoyed strong long-term returns, while defensive assets, bonds and term deposits, have experienced much lower returns. That’s why most people in their forties should be growth-focused.

At the same time, if your tolerance for growth assets and volatility is lower, you can protect your downside by diversifying your assets to defensive investments.

Remember, the key to successful investing lies in striking the right balance. This balance must be tailored to your unique financial circumstances, goals, and risk profile appetite. It’s not a one-size-fits-all approach but a strategy designed to align with your specific needs.

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