Category: Retirement

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Seven ways to boost your super

May 23, 2018

Investing in your super now may help you live the life you desire in retirement. By the time you retire, your super will likely represent one of your biggest assets. It’s real money and it’s your money, so putting some thought into making contributions today may help you achieve the lifestyle you want in retirement. […]

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How to retire, your way

March 14, 2018

How you’d like to spend your retirement is as unique as you. From the big life changing goals, to the smaller, more personal ones that give your life meaning. There’s no defined age you must retire by, and it isn’t just about your finances. Your state of mind, where you live, how you spend your […]

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Plan for retirement without missing out today

January 19, 2018

If you’re looking for a way to start saving for your retirement, but still enjoy your lifestyle today, you’re not alone. Recent research shows 54% of Australians aged 55-64 want the same thing.i No doubt you already have a cashflow system in place, but perhaps it’s time to revisit it. It could be the first […]

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Money mistakes people make in their 50s and 60s

November 15, 2017

Avoid these common money traps to make sure you have enough put aside for a comfortable retirement. When you’re in your 50s and 60s, you know you’ve worked long and hard for what you’ve achieved in life and probably have a fair idea of how you want to live in your future retirement. But it’s […]

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How to cope with losing independence

August 16, 2017

If you or a loved one is experiencing a loss of independence, you may be able to maintain a sense of control. Few, if any of us, look forward to losing independence. In fact, research reveals that 75% of older people feared losing independence while only 29% feared dyingi. It also revealed that 44% were […]

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Five tips to happy healthy ageing

February 14, 2017

The best ways to sustain or improve physical, mental and financial wellbeing in your pre and post retirement years are sometimes the simplest. If you’re in or approaching retirement, you may be surprised to know when it comes to living a longer life and leading a healthier and more active lifestyle, the best methods are […]

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Be a senior entrepreneur on your own terms

January 17, 2017

Many people over 50 are putting their skills and experience to work in their own businesses. Retirement is no longer the destination it used to be. If you’re like many Aussies who are heading into their later years after a lifetime of developing skills and expertise, you undoubtedly have more to offer, not less. If […]

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Changes to the Age Pension assets test

January 11, 2017

Are you prepared? How the assets test will work in 2017 could increase your Age Pension entitlements, or take some or all of them away. With revisions to the Age Pension assets test now in place, it’s important to understand how the changes could impact you, particularly with part-pension thresholds somewhat tighter than initially projected. […]

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Get ready for the first year of retirement

November 7, 2016

Will you be a honeymooner, a go-getter or a relaxer? The first year of retirement is one of transition in which you will need to adjust to major changes that can bring big rewards. Some of the changes may include; preparing mentally for the shift to not working full-time, adjusting to not getting a regular […]

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Retirement rolls around faster than you think

September 13, 2016

New research shows one in three Australians think retirement is too far away to plan for. That’s a big mistake. The day when you’re ready to hang up your work boots is likely to roll around far more quickly than you anticipate, and it pays to be prepared. If you think time passes more quickly […]

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