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How much is enough?

Tracking tribes’ cost-of-living increases

Cash-Strapped Couples and Singles and Constrained Singles bear the brunt of cost-of-living increases in the December quarter.

Finance News

Noel Whittaker runs the rule over ‘cash-strapped' retiree's income strategy

Could this 'cash-strapped' retiree be better placed? Personal finance expert Noel Whittaker assesses her financial health.

Retirement Affordability Index

Noel Whittaker helps ‘constrained' retirees organise their finances

Could these constrained retirees be better placed? Personal finance expert Noel Whittaker assesses their financial health and tells what they could change.

Retirement Affordability Index

Noel Whittaker helps these ‘affluent' retirees organise their finances

Could these 'affluent' retirees be better organised financially? Personal finance expert Noel Whittaker assesses their strategy and tells what they could change.

Retirement

Noel Whittaker helps ‘typical retirees’ better organise their finances

Could these retirees be better placed? Personal finance expert Noel Whittaker assesses their financial health and tells what they could change.

How much is enough?

Rule of thumb takes the guesswork out of retirement

John De Ravin, retired actuary and co-creator of the ‘rule of thumb’, explains the spending-in-retirement formula and how it applies to YourLifeChoices tribes.

Finance

Knowledge is power in juggling your spending in retirement

Will you spend more in retirement than during your working life? Will your spending change as you age? Janelle Ward presents the research.

Retirement Income

What we wish we knew about retirement

There seem to be many questions without answers for retirees and pre-retirees, writes Janelle Ward.

Retirement Income

The living costs that could hurt your retirement

Australia Institute senior economist Matt Grudnoff dusts off the crystal ball to help you budget for a 20 to 30-year-plus retirement.

Income and asset tests

Age Pension assets and income tests must be reconsidered, economist urges

Most older Australians will receive at least a part Age Pension during their retirement. Economist Sean Corbett tells how to improve and simplify the system.

Age Pension

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

There is ample government support for retirees, but the funds are going to the wrong people, writes Matt Grudnoff, senior economist with The Australia Institute.

Age Pension

Government must step up for homeowners and renters

Home ownership is a fundamental plank in our retirement income system, but it is crumbling and older renters are largely being ignored, write Per Capita’s Emma Dawson and Myfan Jordan.

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