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 17 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.

Retirees need not live in poverty

Here’s why older Australians need not be living in poverty

Retirees need not live in poverty

Government funds are going to the wrong people, writes economist Matt Grudnoff.

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Improving the retirement system

Stability, integration the keys to improving retirement system

Improving the retirement system

What’s wrong with our retirement income system? Plenty, says Michael Rice.

Do you qualify for an Age Pension?

Do you now qualify for an Age Pension or healthcare card?

Do you qualify for an Age Pension?

YourLifeChoices keeps you up to date with retirement income changes.

Experts on retirement review

Experts, members add their voice to retirement review

Experts on retirement review

Ensure your concerns are heard in the Government’s retirement income review.

Retirement ‘pillar’ is crumbling

Government must step up for homeowners and renters

Retirement ‘pillar’ is crumbling

Home ownership is a fundamental plank in our retirement income system, but it’s crumbling, write ...

The key culprit in price rises

The key culprit in price rises

The key culprit in price rises

The June quarter saw inflation pick up after a flat March quarter.

How best to use your nest egg

The missing link – how best to use the retirement nest egg

How best to use your nest egg

Making sense of retirement savings – and how best to ‘spend’ them.