When it comes to retirement…property delivers

How is your retirement nest egg looking? Is it solid or in tatters?  Are you one of the millions of Australians with money invested in a Super fund that took a major hit after millions in retirement savings were wiped out in just a matter of days?

Volatile investment markets heavily impacted Super funds with concerns about the Chinese economy sending markets into a tailspin and resulting in the largest losses since February 2009. The Super rollercoaster ride is almost becoming predictable these days, it’s becoming normal to see these crashes as the markets react nervously to any slight change in the economy.

Who are the biggest losers? Certainly NOT the Super funds. They keep charging jaw dropping fees and paying the CEO and board members millions in salaries, even though the fund is not performing for the mums and dads, single parents and young savers trying to get ahead.

Take a look at the average performance of a balanced industry Super fund in this table…it’s hardly earth shattering:

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I don’t know about you, but a gain of just 6% over 10 years is pathetic. In fact, if you came away with a 6% return after ten years these days, you’d be one of the luckier ones. With the market volatility over the last few years, unfortunately many people on the verge of retirement have taken major hits to their Super nest egg at the most critical time.  It’s left them poor and shaking their heads in disbelief as their hard earned savings have disappeared because of stock market jitters.

For my money, you just can’t go past property when it comes to retirement. Good old bricks and mortar consistently deliver solid, secure returns. The fact is, the vast majority of the world’s wealthiest people hold their fortunes in property…it delivers time and time again.

Not convinced?  I’ll let the numbers do the talking…Take a look at these figures that show the growth in the median house price over the last 20 years in Australia. The results are phenomenal – I don’t know of any other investment option that has returned such consistently spectacular results over time.
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Make a promise to yourself and your family, as 2016 gets underway, to utilise every day to build wealth for a worry free and enjoyable retirement. Property is the most logical way to a secure retirement and its insane not to be a part of this…you’re leaving money on the table if you’re not accumulating real estate.

Don’t sit on your hands any longer. My expert investment representatives can help you work out the best way forward to the retirement of your dreams. Call today on 07 5531 7822 or email enquiries@massland.com.au