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 h retirement tribe 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.

Rent relief for ‘Cash-Strapped’?

Rent relief for ‘Cash-Strapped’?

Rent relief for ‘Cash-Strapped’?

Without rent assistance, poverty will continue to plague ‘Cash-Strapped’ tribes.

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How ‘Affluents’ will be challenged

How ‘Affluents’ will be challenged

How ‘Affluents’ will be challenged

AMP Capital chief economist Dr Shane Oliver predicts what 2019 is likely to deliver.

Costs set to test ‘Constrained’

Costs set to test ‘Constrained’

Costs set to test ‘Constrained’

Per Capita’s Myfan Jordan predicts the pressure points for the ‘Constrained’ tribes.

Cost rises hit Affluents hardest

Cost rises hit Affluents hardest

Cost rises hit Affluents hardest

Transport and recreation greatest burden on tribes.

Stretching your retirement income

Stretching your retirement income

Stretching your retirement income

Combine a lifetime annuity with an account-based pension to ease income worries.

Retirees should know this

Retirees should know this

Retirees should know this

Myths, risks and lies: the good and not-so-good about life after work.

Creative ways to make extra cash

Creative ways to make extra cash

Creative ways to make extra cash

Ten ways you can make some extra cash from home.

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