Retirement

Remember when retirement meant giving up work for a week full of Saturdays? One thing YourLifeChoices has learnt over 20 years of publishing retirement news and resources is that the retirement landscape has changed – and is a constantly evolving entity.

But now, as ever, a successful retirement takes planning and knowledge.

Retirement is the opportunity to seek new challenges, to try something different in the workforce or realise some of the dreams you’ve held throughout your working life. It requires planning for your whole future, and not just focusing on your finances.

YourLifeChoices is Australia’s largest and longest running retirement resource, here to help you with timing and planning your retirement, with information on transitioning to retirement and living in retirement, as well as how much is enough and essential retirement income information and resources.

And our quarterly Retirement Affordability Index will keep you up to date with accurate and relevant retirement costs of living, government updates and expert analysis, commentary and opinions.

Retirement ‘types’ – which one are you?

Retirement ‘types’ – which one are you?

Retirement ‘types’ – which one are you?

Coach Jon Glass says there are four broad retirement ‘types’ and outlines their challenges.

Top Stories

  1. COVID-19 recovery could take years
  1. Money going to the wrong people
  1. Middle Australia’s mean pension test
  1. ‘Stunning’ results for super
  1. Super fees ‘high’ and set to get higher

Minister flags review of pension, home

age pension and family home

Minister flags review of pension, home

Is this a case of ‘here we go again’ as senator refers to Retirement Income ...

Spike in demand for help with pensions

Big spike in demand for professional help with Age Pension applications

Spike in demand for help with pensions

But Services Australia says processing goals are met 80 per cent of the time.

How will land tax affect retirees?

Land taxes may be coming, what will it mean for retirees?

How will land tax affect retirees?

Victoria and NSW are considering scrapping stamp duty in favour of land taxes.

Are you in aged care denial?

Are you in aged care denial?

Are you in aged care denial?

Challenger shares five facts that might surprise you when it comes to aged care planning. ...

How to ensure you won’t get a pension

How homeowners can ensure they won’t get an Age Pension

How to ensure you won’t get a pension

Retired actuary John De Ravin crunches the numbers on owning a home and the Age ...

COVID-19 intergenerational war

old hands and young hands holding money

COVID-19 intergenerational war

Long-term strategies and quick fixes are required, but who’ll fund them?

Timing Your Retirement

Is retirement still attractive?

Staggering number of YourLifeChoices members don’t ever want to retire from work.

How long to work?

Seven questions about retirement

What comes to mind when you think of your retirement? Is it excitement?

The big questions

Older Aussies leading the world

Australia has ranked second in a study measuring the resilience of global workforces.

Are you adaptable?

Retirement Planning

Trend towards unretirement

The number of people returning to the workforce after retiring is growing.

Ready to unretire?

Confidence is about more than money

Retirement sector must find more compelling ways to engage older Australians.

When anxiety peaks

Where there’s money, there are scammers

Trying your hand at the stock market? Be careful where your information is coming from.

Hoaxes on the rise

How much is enough?

Tracking cost-of-living increases

Cash-Strapped Couples and Singles and Constrained Singles bear the brunt of cost-of-living increases in the December quarter.

Wine costs drop

Life is for living, while funds last

Increased longevity is heaping real pressure on retirees’ finances.

How to ensure income

Take guesswork out of retirement

Retired actuary and ‘rule of thumb’ co-creator John De Ravin explains how you can spend with confidence in retirement.

Don’t run out of money

Making the transition to retirement

Is part-time work right for you?

Retired actuary John De Ravin crunches the numbers on part-time work to help you decide.

What to take into account

Boomers redefining retirement

With baby boomers redefining retirement, workplaces must evolve, writes Luke Fitzpatrick.

Why old is gold

Older Aussies leading the world

Australia has ranked second in a study measuring the resilience of global workforces.

Are you adaptable?

Retirement Income

Budget day decision to sting retirees

Westpac’s chief economist expects the RBA to cut interest rates to just 0.10 per cent.

Cuts predicted

Budget boost for pensioners

There was no pension increase on 20 September, but a boost is expected in October.

Costs on the rise

Super extends gains

The recovery in superannuation continued through August as funds posted further gains.

Back in black

Living in retirement

Critical factor in retirees’ confidence

Survey reveals how retirees are coping with the effects of poor share market performance.

Confidence booster

Retirement ‘types’ – which one are you?

Coach Jon Glass says there are four broad retirement ‘types’ and outlines their challenges.

Hunt for purpose

Affluents cruise, Cash-Strapped lose

Fires and drought have biggest impact on March quarter costs.

COVID impact to come

Resources

Making sense of longevity

There may be things we wouldn’t want to know, but it would help retirement planning.

The spending balance

Retirement health checklist

Retirement planning is about so much more than just money.

Planning later life

Charting a course through retirement

There are huge positives to maintaining your learning, even post-retirement.

Course to success

News

COVID to delay retirement

An Australian Stock Exchange study suggests many Australians will delay retirement.

Retirement delay

Minister flags review of pension, home

Is this a case of ‘here we go again’ as senator refers to Retirement Income Review?

Retirement roulette

Retirement income system fails this group

A key area the government’s Retirement Income Review must tackle.

Missing out

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