Retirement Affordability Index

Government changes that could affect your retirement

YourLifeChoices keeps you up to date with the latest government changes that could affect your retirement.

Retirement Income

Retiree costs rising at a blinding pace: report

Retirees copping a raw deal as retirement costs post biggest quarterly increase in a decade, say ASFA and YLC figures.


Your financial data could lead to tailored retirement plans: Hume

Would you share your banking, insurance, health and financial data to improve your retirement planning?

Seniors Finance

How to navigate your way to financial freedom

Get started on the road to financial success with moneyGPS. YourLifeChoices members can take advantage of an exclusive, free Money Check-Up at

Age Pension

Government's 'best-kept secret' may help you live a better life

A revamped government program could provide more cashflow to older Australians in need. And more positive changes that can help you live a better retirement are on the way.

Age Pension

Indigenous Australians to get early access to the Age Pension?

Dennis says Indigenous Australians should have earlier access to the Age Pension because their life expectancy is years shorter.


New laws to make retirees spend their super exempt SMSFs

The government released details of its retirement income covenant on Monday, but it excludes forcing self-managed super funds to the same standards.

Age Pension

Ten reasons wealthy homeowners shouldn't receive welfare

Graham Hand explores the myriad reasons experts say wealthy homeowners shouldn't receive an Age Pension or other welfare payments.


Age Pension increase to be 'wiped out' by rising grocery costs

The biggest Age Pension increase in seven years may have come just in time, as older Australians will soon be paying more for groceries and other essential goods.

Age Pension payment rates

Pension increase welcomed but retirees who rent still in 'crisis'

Biggest pension increase in seven years, but there's a 'recurring problem', says COTA chief.

Centrelink – Services Australia

JobSeeker changes 20 September 2021

From 20 September 2021, JobSeeker rates and thresholds will also be indexed. Find out if your payment will be affected.

Age Pension

Age Pension increase locked in as biggest boost in seven years

Millions of older Australians will see their fortnightly payments increase from 20 September, with Age Pension rates set to increase by 1.6 per cent.

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