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.

Home is where the heart is

Home is where the heart is

Home is where the heart is

The majority of older Australians own their homes and have no intention of leaving.

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Is maintaining a home worth it?

Is maintaining a home worth it?

Is maintaining a home worth it?

Has owning a home really become more expensive? Matt Grudnoff investigates.

Retirement Affordability Index™ March 2019

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Retirement Affordability Index™ March 2019

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Cost-proof your home

Cost-proof your home to contain the big bills

Cost-proof your home

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Renting tips for pensioners

Cash-Strapped Tribes, did you know this?

Renting tips for pensioners

Older Australians who rent their home should know these strategies, says Centrelink expert Glenn Smith-Cameron.

Retirees should know this

Retirees should know this

Retirees should know this

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