Stop dipping into super savings

Early release of superannuation funds is increasing, including to help people deal with mortgage stress. It's a dangerous trend that should not be encouraged.

Australians are increasingly dipping into their superannuation to pay off their mortgages and cover medical and funeral expenses. At the same time, independent Senator Nick Xenophon continues to push his plan to allow first home buyers access to their superannuation to pay for a housing deposit. Have we become too cavalier about our retirement?

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