More Aussies Delaying Retirement

Aussies are delaying retirement for a range of reasons. Some choose to keep working because they enjoy it, but others need additional time to prepare financially. Australia currently has one of the world’s highest life expectancy rates. Many people are now realising they may be in retirement for up to a quarter of a century.…
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Enjoying the single life in retirement

Staying active is vital for physical and emotional health in retirement, particularly after you lose the social interactions you’re accustomed to at work. For singles, this can be a difficult time as it often means dining, travelling or visiting the theatre alone. We’ve been conditioned by society to believe these activities should be enjoyed in…
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How to Manage When Wage Growth is Low

Have you noticed that your pay packet doesn’t stretch as far as it used to? You’re not just imagining it. Wage growth is at a record low of 1.9% per year while inflation is currently at 1.9% also. What this means is that your purchasing power has flat-lined, while the cost of goods and services…
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Preparing your SMSF for retirement

It is a major milestone in the life cycle of a self-managed super fund when a member of the fund moves from the accumulation stage to the retirement stage. SMSFs frequently have members in both the retirement and pension stages. Couples in two-person funds often retire close together, or even at the same time. Currently…
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