Retirement planning can seem daunting, with so many things to consider. But rest assured, it doesn’t take a degree in rocket science to get your head around the key concepts.
There can be a bit of a learning curve with MoneySmart’s Retirement Planner, and it may appear intimidating at first glance, so we created a short video to help you get an understanding of how the tool works.
“What is Australia’s retirement age?” or “What age can I retire?” are common questions. The simple answer is “it depends”.
Most retired Australians are at least as well off in retirement as they were while working, but not all. The huge exception is retirees who do not own their own homes.
Amara Haqqani from Milliman discusses how the estimates we hear about how much super someone needs for retirement are limited because everyone’s needs are unique.
Tracey Spicer talks to Professor Anup Basu from QUT Business School about behavioural economics and how it can help us understand our decisions around superannuation and retirement.
Professor Andrew J Scott from London Business School discusses how retirement is changing, and what it could look like in the future.
Tracey Spicer talks to Jill Weeks, co-author of the book Where to retire in Australia about popular retirement towns across the country, and what to consider if you thinking about a seachange or treechange.
In this video Tracey Spicer talks to Jon Glass, retirement coach and author of Finding Joy in Retirement about what a retirement coach does, and what some of the first steps people should do when thinking about their retirement.
If you plan on retiring at age 55, here’s a simple guide answering 12 common questions people ask about their super and other financial assistance retirees may be eligible to receive.
For many people planning their retirement, age 60 sounds like a good time to leave the workforce. If that’s your plan, it’s important to ensure you understand the rules on accessing your super, how big your nest egg needs to be, the tax you might pay and any financial assistance you may be able to receive.
For most Aussies, blowing out the birthday candles at 65 means it’s retirement time. To help you take the leap into life after work, we have put together a simple guide answering common questions asked by people retiring at age 65.
This article lists of some of the key points to consider when planning your retirement – whether you have 15 years or three months to go before the big day.
It’s often said that location is everything where property is concerned, but it also makes a big difference to how far your money stretches in retirement.
The sooner you start planning, the better your chances of making the most of your retirement years. So get the ball rolling by working through these 7 simple steps.