The decision about when to retire is rarely made overnight. It’s a major life event and deserves careful thought and planning. Finances play a big part, but so do your health, your partner’s circumstances and whether you still enjoy your work or are itching to leave.
It’s quite a challenge to succinctly summarise the 233,117 words of the Retirement Income Review, and the report itself will be dwarfed by the coverage it receives in the coming weeks, months and years.
Bruce Manners from retirenotes.com talks to Tracey Spicer about some of the key factors that people need to consider when planning their retirement, the importance of passions, interests and priorities and how to test-drive your own retirement.
When it comes to super, it’s still a man’s world. That means it’s up to women to even the score. We show you how.
In your 50s you’ve turned the corner and are heading into the final career stretch before retirement. So now’s the time to start paying closer interest to your super and ensuring you are set up to reach your retirement goals.
In your 60s and 70s, super is still very important. There are important decisions to make and you need to keep a close eye on how your super investments are performing. Here are some tips on what to keep an eye on.
A common question from people planning their retirement is if, and when, they will be eligible for the Age Pension.
One of the benefits of retirement is that you can start to withdraw your superannuation tax-free. That doesn’t mean it’s a rule-free zone.
When you retire, how you put your investment portfolio together is more important than ever if you want your retirement savings to last as long as you do.
Transition to retirement income streams (or pensions) allow you to gradually draw on your super benefits while you’re still working and moving towards your retirement.
If you work for yourself, planning for retirement and deciding what to do with your business can be a minefield. We talk to an expert about what you need to be thinking about and where to find help, so you can make your transition from running a business to retirement stress free.
TTR pensions were originally designed to allow people to reduce working hours in the lead-up to retirement and replace all or some of the pay they lost by drawing an income stream from their superannuation.