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Plan to simplify retirement

Plan to simplify retirement

Plan to simplify retirement

The Federal Government wants to make it easier for people to understand retirement.

Centrelink Q&A: Living overseas

Centrelink Q&A: Living overseas

Centrelink Q&A: Living overseas

Charles spent most of his working life in Australia but has chosen to retire overseas.

How to tap into your super savings

How to tap into your super savings

How to tap into your super savings

You may be able to draw an income from your superannuation before you retire.

Is retirement paradise or hell?

Is retirement paradise or hell?

Is retirement paradise or hell?

Most retirees are loving life, but survey finds some are doing it tough.

How super changes will affect you

Government announces retirement income changes

How super changes will affect you

New super changes address some minor but important issues that affect retirees.

The sting in your fund's tail

account-based pensions have higher fees

The sting in your fund's tail

Shop around for better value, superannuation specialist urges.

Centrelink Q&A: Shared housing

Centrelink Q&A: Shared housing

Centrelink Q&A: Shared housing

Robyn is looking to move closer to the city and is considering buying a house ...

Our pension system is B-graded

Australian pension system worsens on global index

Our pension system is B-graded

Rejigged assets test has caused retirement income system to deteriorate: index.

Energy prices hit pensioners hard

Energy prices hit pensioners hard

Energy prices hit pensioners hard

Householders’ income spent on energy in Australia is surging, says ACOSS.

Hunger on the rise for pensioners

Queue of people going hungry grows

Hunger on the rise for pensioners

Charities struggling to feed Australians who can’t afford meals: Foodbank

Latest retirement income changes

Latest retirement income changes

Latest retirement income changes

The latest pension rates, supplement details, and asset and income test thresholds.

Boomers less reliant on pension

Boomers less reliant on pension

Boomers less reliant on pension

Proportion of older Aussies relying on the pension decreases significantly.

What would make you work longer?

What would make you work longer?

What would make you work longer?

Could you be convinced to work until you were 70?

Accepting gifts to buy a house

Accepting gifts to buy a house

Accepting gifts to buy a house

Will a gift from a family member to help you buy a house affect your ...

When to check your pension

When to check your pension

When to check your pension

Your pension is not always static, so how often should you check for changes?

Older Aussies leading homelessness

Older Aussies leading homelessness

Older Aussies leading homelessness

Older people are becoming homeless in increasing numbers and action is needed now.

Aussies face 12-year super shortage

Aussies face 12-year super shortage

Aussies face 12-year super shortage

People are seriously underestimating how much money they need to retire.

Retirement income changes

Keeping you up to date with retirement income changes

Retirement income changes

The latest government updates to help you fully understand your entitlements.

Will Airbnb ruin my pension?

Will Airbnb ruin my pension?

Will Airbnb ruin my pension?

Renting out a room is a good way to earn income, but what does it ...

Top overseas retirement destination

Top overseas retirement destination

Top overseas retirement destination

New Zealand is the number one destination for Aussies looking to retire overseas.

CBA fee hike an out-and-out gouge

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CBA fee hike an out-and-out gouge

CommBank tells customers they will foot the $80m bill for regulatory compliance.

Making a universal pension work

Making a universal pension work

Making a universal pension work

Australia should follow Danish approach to pensions to achieve fairer outcomes.

Assess home for pension: expert

Assess home for pension: expert

Assess home for pension: expert

Pension and superannuation systems ‘favour wealthy, home-owning retirees’.

Initiatives for aged fall short

Initiatives for aged fall short

Initiatives for aged fall short

Home-care package funding inadequate and rental stress ignored.

Kaye and Ben answer your budget questions

Federal Budget 2018: Kaye and Ben answer your questions

Kaye and Ben answer your budget questions

Kaye Fallick and Ben Hocking will be hosting a Live Q&A session from 2pm Wednesday.

Centrelink Q&A: Carer fears future

Centrelink Q&A: Carer fears future

Centrelink Q&A: Carer fears future

Can she take paid ‘time out’ if her husband were to die?

Pension rises fail the vulnerable

Pension rises fail the vulnerable

Pension rises fail the vulnerable

Increases will not deliver a dignified retirement for older Australians.

Tougher to get a disability pension

Tougher to get a disability pension

Tougher to get a disability pension

Government forecasts $4.8b drop in budget over next 10 years.

Critics lambast Age Pension system

Critics lambast Age Pension system

Critics lambast Age Pension system

There is a problem. At least that is what an overwhelming number of retirees say ...

Reducing pension confusion

Reducing pension confusion

Reducing pension confusion

Most Australians are more confused than ever about their Age Pension entitlements.

Aussie super costliest in world

Aussie superannuation management the world’s costliest

Aussie super costliest in world

Super fund managers spend more of your savings on operation costs.

Is your home safe from assets test?

Is your home safe from assets test?

Is your home safe from assets test?

Liberals split over housing affordability suggestion that would target rich retirees.

Will your money last in retirement?

Will your money last in retirement?

Will your money last in retirement?

Kaye joins Macquarie Radio to discuss why retirees are worried their money won't last.

Declutter your life and save

Declutter your life and save

Declutter your life and save

By decluttering your life, you may save more than just space, you’ll save money too. ...

Why can I barely afford a paper?

Why can I barely afford a paper?

Why can I barely afford a paper?

Resident wants his nursing home costs explained.

Happy retirement a fantasy for many

Happy retirement a fantasy for many

Happy retirement a fantasy for many

The system is broken and a big group of retirees are suffering.

Pension Supplement faces razor

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Pension Supplement faces razor

Overseas travellers who stay away for six weeks may lose Pension Supplement.

Government entitlements update

Government entitlements update

Government entitlements update

Retirement affordability requires a full understanding of your entitlements.

How your spending will change

How your spending will change

How your spending will change

Living longer than previous generations comes at a price.

How price hikes affect your tribe

How price hikes affect your tribe

How price hikes affect your tribe

Recent price increases, especially in energy, have hit all Australians hard.

How much are you spending?

Retirement Affordability Index

How much are you spending?

The most current and relevant expenditure guidelines available for Australian retirees.

A tale of three retirements

A tale of three retirements

A tale of three retirements

The ‘big picture’ of retirement reveals there are about 4.35 million retirees in Australia.

The landscape of retirement

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The landscape of retirement

As Australia’s super system matures, workers will retire with larger balances.

20 September pension increases

20 September pension increases

20 September pension increases

Millions will receive an increase to their pension payments on 20 September 2017.

Labor slams change to pension age

Labor slams change to pension age

Labor slams change to pension age

New figures reveal plan to lift the pension age to 70 will affect 375,000 Aussies.

Centrelink still 'threatening' clients

Centrelink sends ‘threatening’ letters to vulnerable clients

Centrelink still 'threatening' clients

Centrelink is in the hot seat again, for sending ‘threatening’ letters to vulnerable clients.

Pension changes target migrants

older migrant pensioner

Pension changes target migrants

A new parliamentary bill could restrict pension access to elderly migrants.

Tips for stretching a fixed income

Tips for stretching a fixed income

Tips for stretching a fixed income

Money-saving tips to help stretch a fixed income

Five best ways to cut power costs

Five best ways to cut power costs

Five best ways to cut power costs

Five best ways to reduce the ‘idle load’ cost of your power bill.

How to make extra spending money

How to make extra spending money

How to make extra spending money

We’ve put together an extensive list of hobbies and skills that you can use to ...

Five ways that you can save

Five ways that you can save

Five ways that you can save

Start saving today, with these five marvellous mini money hacks.

25 ways to save $25 a week

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25 ways to save $25 a week

Saving $25 per week may be simpler than you think. Here’s how you can do ...

How to halve your grocery bill

How to halve your grocery bill

How to halve your grocery bill

We discover which supermarket can save you the most on groceries.

What is an annuity?

Retired couple discussing finances with planner

What is an annuity?

Securing an adequate and sustainable income is the savings goal of most Australians.

Could pensioners be drug tested?

Could pensioners be drug tested?

Could pensioners be drug tested?

A proposal to target job seekers might eventually target all welfare.

The truth of Centrelink wait times

older woman waits on the phone

The truth of Centrelink wait times

The time it takes to talk to a Centrelink operator is longer than the DHS ...

Centrelink reporting and payment dates

Centrelink reporting dates

Centrelink reporting and payment dates

Centrelink will be closed on Australia Day.

Lower tax rates for older workers

Government should consider lowering older worker tax rates

Lower tax rates for older workers

Australia’s pension system discourages those who receive a pension from working.

Private renters fear the future

A bleak future for pensioners who don’t own a home

Private renters fear the future

Affordable housing and financial prospects for age pensioners are not promising.

Former MP paid pension and salary

Philip Ruddock in the Senate

Former MP paid pension and salary

Philip Ruddock accused of double dipping pension and salary.

Politician pension increases rejected

High Court rejects politician pension increases

Politician pension increases rejected

The High Court rejected the bid of four retired politicians to claim larger retirement pensions.

Super changes need revisiting

Superannuation: not all proposed changes makes sense

Super changes need revisiting

The Federal Government should hold firm on its $1.6 million pension phase cap.

Does your retirement need a rethink?

Does your retirement need a rethink?

Does your retirement need a rethink?

Will the proposed changes to super have an impact on your retirement income?

The ageing revolution crisis

The ageing revolution crisis

The ageing revolution crisis

We need to recognise and embrace the economic potential of older workers.

Deeming rates in detail

Deeming rates in detail

Deeming rates in detail

Deeming rate thresholds will change from 1 July 2016

Over 80,000 pensions to be cut

Unhappy pensioners

Over 80,000 pensions to be cut

Proposed changes to pension residency criteria could see over 80,000 pensioners cut off.

Australians too poor to retire

Australians too poor to retire

Australians too poor to retire

The number of over 45s who say they will not retire before turning 70 has ...

Your money milestones

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Your money milestones

Managing your money doesn’t get any easier as you get older, but there are certain ...

Asset-rich but living in poverty

Asset-rich but living in poverty

Asset-rich but living in poverty

Around 1.2 million asset-rich older Australians are living in poverty.

Make retirement work for you

mature couple considering how to make the most of retirement

Make retirement work for you

If you plan properly, the transition into retirement can be seamless.

Will I get a pension bonus?

Yellow folder with pension with papers and calculator

Will I get a pension bonus?

Is Martin entitled to an extra payment from Centrelink when he retires?

Will I get a pension bonus?

Yellow folder with pension with papers and calculator

Will I get a pension bonus?

Is Martin entitled to an extra payment from Centrelink when he retires?

Pensioners resort to living in cars

Pensioners resort to living in cars

Pensioners resort to living in cars

Hundreds of Australians are sleeping in their cars due to having nowhere else to go.

Welfare cheats caught via social media

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Welfare cheats caught via social media

Centrelink is monitoring social media accounts to catch welfare cheats.

Super-dooper spin

Superannuation: super-dooper spin

Super-dooper spin

We must ask why our retirement income system is yet to be properly overhauled.

Super funds set to post a loss in 2016

Superannuation: returns set to take a hit in 2016

Super funds set to post a loss in 2016

Australian superannuation funds have already posted a 2.5 per cent loss in 2016.

Age Pension - asset threshold changes

Retiree sitting on his age pension funds

Age Pension - asset threshold changes

Asset thresholds and the pension taper rate will change from 1 January 2017.

Finland’s national basic income

Finland’s national basic income

Finland’s national basic income

All Finnish citizens could receive a monthly €800 ($1190) stipend under new proposals.

Family home safe from assets test

Family home safe from assets test

Family home safe from assets test

Scott Morrison has confirmed that the family home will not be means tested.

Outrage at ‘hogging houses’ claim

Outrage at ‘hogging houses’ claim

Outrage at ‘hogging houses’ claim

Report suggests that older Aussies should sell their homes to make way for younger families.

Centrelink blocks 60k calls a day

Centrelink blocks 60k calls a day

Centrelink blocks 60k calls a day

More than 22 million phone calls to Centrelink were blocked in the past year.

One third of over 60s in poverty

One third of over 60s in poverty

One third of over 60s in poverty

Australia has a poverty rate of 33 per cent for those over 60.

Millionaire’s wife jailed for fraud

Millionaire’s wife jailed for fraud

Millionaire’s wife jailed for fraud

Wife of wealthy mining boss, Hamish Bohannan, will be jailed for $62,000 fraud.

Calls to index family home

Calls to index family home

Calls to index family home

The CSRI are calling for the exemption status of the family home to be revisited.

Cashless welfare card trial in SA

Cashless welfare card trial in SA

Cashless welfare card trial in SA

The Federal Government has found its testing ground for a new cashless welfare card.

Abbott out of touch on renewables

Abbott out of touch on renewables

Abbott out of touch on renewables

An Oxfam report shows that coal is not, in fact, good for humanity.

DSP approval rates hit new low

DSP approval rates hit new low

DSP approval rates hit new low

Only 36.9 per cent of DSP applicants were approved last financial year.

Super access age increase proposed

Super access age increase proposed

Super access age increase proposed

Up to $7 billion a year could be saved by increasing the super access age ...

June 2015 Government update

June 2015 Government update

June 2015 Government update

Debbie explains all things pension in our comprehensive Government update.

Crackdown on welfare fraud

Crackdown on welfare fraud

Crackdown on welfare fraud

As of 1 July, the Government has increased its efforts to wipe out welfare fraud.

Pension changes approved

Pension changes approved

Pension changes approved

New pension legislation changes will save the Government $2.4 billion.

Aussies accessing super early

Aussies accessing super early

Aussies accessing super early

The rate of approval for early access to superannuation is increasing.

Cashless welfare card to be trialled

Cashless welfare card to be trialled

Cashless welfare card to be trialled

The government will trial a cashless welfare card in some areas later this year.

Budget affects retiree spending

Budget affects retiree spending

Budget affects retiree spending

Retiree spending habits are changing in response to the 2015/16 Budget.

Call to expand Pension Loan Scheme

Call to expand Pension Loan Scheme

Call to expand Pension Loan Scheme

Senate crossbenchers want the government to expand the Pension Loans Scheme.

Centrelink services under fire

Centrelink services under fire

Centrelink services under fire

Almost a quarter of the 57 million calls made to Centrelink last year went unanswered.

Budget 2015/16 – what to expect

Budget 2015/16 – what to expect

Budget 2015/16 – what to expect

Pension changes, new taxes on multinationals and GST on online sales are expected.

Asset thresholds to be lowered

Asset thresholds to be lowered

Asset thresholds to be lowered

Budget changes could see 200,000 part-pensioners lose their entitlements.

Hands off super: Costello

Hands off super: Costello

Hands off super: Costello

Peter Costello has warned the government against tinkering with our superannuation system.

Means test could save budget

Means test could save budget

Means test could save budget

Means-testing the family home could result in a $6000 increase to pensions.

RSL takes aim at Abbott

RSL takes aim at Abbott

RSL takes aim at Abbott

The RSL and Tony Abbott are at loggerheads over proposed changes to veterans’ pensions.

Abbott to ‘pocket your pension’

Abbott to ‘pocket your pension’

Abbott to ‘pocket your pension’

Labor have commenced a campaign to lobby against changes to the Age Pension.

Lump sum superannuation to end

Lump sum superannuation to end

Lump sum superannuation to end

Australians will have their superannuation made available as a self-funded pension.

Backbenchers target pension cuts

 Backbenchers target pension cuts

Backbenchers target pension cuts

A group of liberal backbenchers are pushing to scrap planned cuts to the pension.

Pretend you make less and save

Pretend you make less and save

Pretend you make less and save

Pretending that you earn less can save you money.

Millionaire pension payments

Millionaire pension payments

Millionaire pension payments

Asset-rich retirees have been receiving around $500 million in benefits per year.

Superannuation update #1 2014

Top 10 returns over 10 years to 28 February 2014

Superannuation update #1 2014

The 10-year returns are impressive, but is your fund one of the best performers?

Retirees set to suffer

Retirement living costs

Retirees set to suffer

Planned indexation cuts to the pension assume there is fat to be cut. But is ...

Horror cuts to come

Horror cuts to come

Horror cuts to come

More horror budget cuts are looming.

Your home, your asset

Your home, your asset

Your home, your asset

The pension ramifications of downsizing the family home.

Prepaid mobile plan on a budget

Prepaid mobile plan on a budget

Prepaid mobile plan on a budget

Jacqui needs help finding a pensioner friendly prepaid mobile plan.

How much part Age Pension will we get?

How much part Age Pension will we get?

How much part Age Pension will we get?

Rosemarie could receive a part Age Pension, but she may need to reduce her assets

Centrelink on the road

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Centrelink on the road

You may not think it's important to advise Centrelink when you're going on holiday, but ...

Age pensioners are well-off

Age pensioners are well-off

Age pensioners are well-off

One in ten Australians living on the dole cannot afford a substantial meal each day

Ageing population no burden

Ageing population no burden seniors

Ageing population no burden

Australia's ageing population is not to blame for the nation's rising health bill.

Working longer but what are your entitlements?

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Working longer but what are your entitlements?

Q. Pauline I am 63 and hoping to transition to retirement from ...

Statement of earnings

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Statement of earnings

Barry is keen to find out if he needs a statement of earnings from Centrelink.

Retirement village rentals

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Retirement village rentals

Life in a retirement village is an attractive proposition for many Australians but the ...

Australian pensioners struggling with shortfall

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Australian pensioners struggling with shortfall

After paying a lifetime of taxes, are pensioners being given the cold shoulder?

Swan’s retirement savings rhetoric

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Swan’s retirement savings rhetoric

It is a well-known fact that most Australians are under-funded for their later years, ...

Can you get stamp duty concessions?

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Can you get stamp duty concessions?

There were some questions raised following our article on the new ...

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