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When talking about a long-term investment like super, every little bit helps. Even if you can only manage a few small contributions, it will all add up. For example, if you are 35 with a super balance of $50,000, you could boost your super savings at retirement by $42,700 by making a weekly $20 contribution. That’s the same as buying a cup of coffee each work day.

Source: Equity Trustees Super Calculator. Key assumptions: Starting age of 35, retirement at 65, starting income of $50,000, starting super of $50,000, investment returns of 5% per annum. Fees have not been taken into consideration with this calculation.