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Retirement Income

Annuities give retirees a ‘licence to spend’, say experts

New research reveals how choosing to buy an income annuity could give retirees a 'licence to spend' in retirement.

Retirement Income

Government changes to ‘supersize’ retirement balances

The federal government's planned super guarantee increase could double the number of retirees enjoying a comfortable retirement, but who will foot the bill?

Superannuation News

Revealed: Australian towns with the biggest retirement nest eggs

The Association of Superannuation Funds of Australia (ASFA) has released analysis of the impact the 1 July superannuation increase will have on retirement balances.

Retirement Income

Older Aussies forking out billions in loyalty taxes

Australians fork out billions each year in loyalty taxes, and while there's a simple way to avoid them, most older Australians are unlikely to do so.

SMSF

Older Australians are paying too much interest on property loans

Aussie retirees invested in property may be losing tens, if not hundreds of thousands of dollars in retirement funds, which could be saved with a simple fix.

Superannuation News

Government extends temporary reduction in super drawdown rates

The federal government has announced that it is extending the temporary reduction in minimum drawdown rates for superannuation pension payments.

Superannuation

How much super taxes are costing your retirement

Tax on super contributions may be the main factor holding the pension system back from its intended purpose, says the Australian Taxpayers' Alliance.

Federal Budget

Budget ignores Retirement Income Review suggestions

The Actuaries Institute says the government failed to solve large and lingering issues related to retirement income and has ignored Retirement Income Review recommendations.

Living in retirement

Why you should stay in your home – or hometown – in retirement

And while there's a reason for the cliché, you may be better off eschewing this idyllic vision for something a little closer to home. There's a lot to be said for staying put.

Superannuation News

Smaller funds outshine megafunds in retirement quality-of-living stakes

Members of smaller super funds are not only more satisfied than those who are part of much larger funds, but they also enjoy a higher standard of living in retirement, says new research.

Federal Budget

Federal Budget 2021-22: What’s in it for older Australians?

It was the budget we had to have, but what's in it for older Australians? YourLifeChoices breaks down Federal Budget 2021-22, including all the incentives for senior Australians and retirees.

News

Aussies believe things look dire for when they retire

A majority of Australians think the Age Pension should be increased, while most Australians who aren't retired think they won't have enough money when they do.

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