Age Pension

Adequacy of retiree nest eggs

YourLifeChoices conducts several surveys each year to gauge the financial, physical and mental health of our 260,000 members. The aim is to shape our content…

Age Pension

Pension rates, PBS entitlements, health fund changes

YourLifeChoices keeps you up to date with retirement income changes. PBS co-paymentsThe maximum co-payment for general patients for drugs listed on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme…


What is the Consumer Price Index and how does it work?

The Consumer Price Index is an important economic indicator, especially for retirees. But how does it work and how is it measured?


Nothing like a pandemic to put pressure on estate planning

Wills and estates specialist Adeline Schiralli tells why we can’t delay when it comes to getting our affairs in order – and keeping them that way.


COVID-19 ushers in new period of retirement income uncertainty

A survey of YourLifeChoices members reveals a major rethink about retirement savings as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. Challenger presents the key findings.


Affluents cruise, Cash-Strapped bear brunt of increases

Fires and drought have biggest impact on March quarter costs.


Is deflation good news for your living costs?

A pandemic, a recession and deflation … what does it all mean for retirees? Matt Grudnoff, senior economist with The Australia Institute, explains.

Banking & Investment

Be prepared – things will get worse before they get better

Get ready for more challenging times, says personal finance specialist Noel Whittaker, who offers these insights into how older Australians should prepare.


What COVID-19 taught us about investing for retirement income

Financial services executive Jeremy Duffield pits the ‘Bears’ against the ‘Goldilocks’ to see whose savings perform the best.

Banking & Investment

How to protect your portfolio when the market turns nasty

Could we have foreseen the devastating effects of COVID-19? Could we have prepared better? Financial analyst Russell Markham tells how he weathers such storms.

Age Pension

Government and community support you should know about

Support payments, Age Pension updates, Robo-debt refunds, free travel and more.


Biggest trap for retirees? Our entire retirement income system

The day is drawing ever nearer when Australia must confront the fundamental problem with its retirement income system, writes senior economist at The Australia Institute Matt Grudnoff.

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