For far too long the many years in the life stage known as retirement has been treated as a ‘dead-end’ and the people who are in retirement as a big, beige homogenous blob, who demand a one-size-fits-all solution. 

Having written and published content for and about retirees for the past 20 years, the team at YourLifeChoices has become exceedingly frustrated by the inaccuracies inherent in this broad brush approach, particularly when related to projections for retirement income. The glaring omission to date has been the assumption that all retirees live in a home with no mortgage.

YourLifeChoices, in partnership with The Australia Institute, is excited to announce the Retirement Affordability Index™ – the only report that investigates the real retirement tribe that best matches your situation, so you can compare your spending.

To help calculate the weekly, monthly and annual expenditure for each retirement tribe and to keep you abreast of changes in the cost of living, the Retirement Affordability Index™ will be updated every three months, following the release of CPI data.

Noel helps ‘constrained' retirees

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Noel helps ‘constrained' retirees

Could these constrained retirees be better placed? Personal finance expert Noel Whittaker assesses their financial ...

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Noel helps ‘cash-strapped' retiree

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Noel helps ‘cash-strapped' retiree

Could this 'cash-strapped' retiree be better placed? Personal finance expert Noel Whittaker assesses her financial ...

Noel helps ‘affluent' retirees

Noel Whittaker helps ‘typical retirees’ organise their finances

Noel helps ‘affluent' retirees

Could these 'affluent' retirees be better organised financially? Personal finance expert Noel Whittaker assesses their ...

Noel helps ‘typical retirees’

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Noel helps ‘typical retirees’

Could these retirees be better placed? Personal finance expert Noel Whittaker assesses their financial health ...

Take guesswork out of retirement

Rule of thumb takes the guesswork out of retirement

Take guesswork out of retirement

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

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Drought causes jump in food costs

Drought causes jump in food costs

Price rises in the September quarter were smaller than in the June quarter with all ...

When retirement spending peaks

Knowledge is power in juggling your spending in retirement

When retirement spending peaks

Will you spend more in retirement than during your working life? Will your spending change ...