Saturday 10 November 2007

What If You Make Maximum Retirement Contributions For 20, 30, 40 Years? (Superannuation)

No Credit Needed did an interesting post regarding what amounts can be accumulated by Americans maxing out their retirement contributions. In this post I show similar calculations from the Australian perspective, “What If… You Make Maximum Retirement Contributions For 20, 30 or 40 Years?”

Notes about the charts -

Annual contributions are held steady at 2008 maximums ($50,000 in tax-deducted contributions [employer SGL contributions and salary sacrifice], and $150,000 in undeducted contribution]
Returns are annual and do not fluctuate
Interest is calculated using year-end-balance
I used percentages between 6% and 14% and a span of 1 to 40 years.
Tax on tax-deducted contributions is 15%. Tax on interest is calculated at 15% (it would be lower for most people as capital gains are taxed at 10% within superannuation during accumulation phase, and 0% if realised during in pension mode).

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