LOOKING AHEAD: Dan Cicero, a sales graduate at Pacific Ford, believes it would be risky to have access to his retirement savings too soon.
LOOKING AHEAD: Dan Cicero, a sales graduate at Pacific Ford, believes it would be risky to have access to his retirement savings too soon. Patrick Woods

Young car salesman thinks it would be super to learn more

AT NO time in his life can Dan Cicero recall the topic of superannuation being raised while among his friends.

The 21-year-old has had a lengthy employment history for a man his age, having joined the workforce when he was 14. This week he began a new job as a sales graduate at Pacific Ford in Maroochydore.

"It (superannuation) has never been something I would talk about," Mr Cicero said.

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"I know it's there but it's never something I am constantly updated on or have major concerns about."

However, he said he would like to know if the government made changes to how superannuation worked.

"I think my generation is uneducated on super," he said. "It'd be a good idea to be further educated on super for young people."

The prospect of having access to his retirement savings struck him as risky.

"If I had access to that today I would probably take it out and blow it on a nice new car," he said.

"I reckon there still should be a set age for people to handle proper investments."



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