Timing Your Retirement

Research reveals that the happiest ‘retirements’ are those with balance, structure, strong social contact and yes, a little work. You may also need expert advice from a financial planner on timing your retirement and to make the most of your money.

It is, however, important to remember that while money, (how much you have and how long it will last) plays a vital part in the timing of your retirement, your emotional readiness should hold equal weight. There are many factors to consider when deciding if you’re emotionally ready to retire, such as your relationships, support network, how you plan to keep yourself busy and what you hope to achieve from the next stage of your life.

Will you get an Age Pension? Will your money last? What does retirement mean to you? And of course, what don’t you know? YourLifeChoices can help you make better retirement decisions.

So, are you ready to retire?

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Male baby boomers would rather retire early than work part time

Baby boomer men would rather retire early than take on part-time work.

The good and the bad on why Aussies retire early

The top seven triggers causing Australians to retire earlier than expected.

Has retirement become a dirty word for 60-year-olds?

Retirement is becoming a dirty word for 60-year-olds.

When is the best time of the year to retire?

Many retire as soon as they hit retirement age, but is there a better way?

Are you ready to retire quiz

Have you done the necessary planning before beginning your transition?

Is working longer the key to a healthier retirement?

Research from the US indicates that working longer may actually be beneficial.

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