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Sports commentator Ellis has confessed to being much more savvy about her super after teaming up with QSuper for the second season of the Inside Super podcast, launched on 4 August 2021.
Liz (above right) hosts the four-part series in which she is joined by a team of QSuper specialists exploring topics such as how much money you need for retirement, socially responsible investing, managing money and maintaining financial independence when you’re in a relationship, and giving your super balance a boost.
She said hosting the podcasts had taught her a lot about what your super fund can do for you, and how specialists could help you to achieve your goals.
“I learned so much through those interviews, not just about my super fund, but also that there are people who are really passionate about helping and supporting you,” Liz said.
“When I was playing netball I had a coach, a physio, a doctor, a massage therapist and a manager, and that’s what I feel like people get with the QSuper team – you get a whole team supporting you.”
Thinking about the future, Liz said for her, successful retirement planning meant having clear ideas on how she wanted to spend her time post-career and knowing she would have enough super to make it happen.
“Retirement for me will be the ability to do volunteer work and take part in boards so that I can give back to my sport. I’d also love to be able to work with local charities and local kids’ groups,” she said.
“We have really worked very hard to get to the point where we can now start to dream a bit about what retirement will look like for us.”
Liz said that having clear goals about what you want to achieve in the future could make those small, day-to-day spending decisions much easier.
From a young age, she took an interest in how and where her superannuation was being invested. “I think if you learn financial literacy, you empower yourself. You understand where your money goes,” she said.
Liz said she wanted to encourage all women to take an interest in their superannuation, regardless of their age.
She also believes in the importance of having great communication with your partner when it comes to joint finances.
Liz said that, from early in their relationship, she and her husband set goals together and continue to have regular ‘check ins’ to see what their priorities were, what they wanted to save for and who was responsible for what.
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