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What if your retirement balance is close to $200,000? This may sound like a world away from the figures required for a comfortable lifestyle, but it is considerably more than the savings required for ASFA’s ‘modest lifestyle’, which is $70,000 for both a couple and a single person.
What if your retirement balance is close to $100,000? This may sound like a world away from the figures required for a comfortable lifestyle, but it is still more than the savings required for ASFA’s ‘modest lifestyle’, which is $70,000 for both a couple and a single person.
Knowing what and where you will spend will make retirement planning much easier, and help you avoid retirees’ biggest fear: outliving their savings.
This calculator helps you estimate how long you might live, based on the latest Life Tables from the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) and the Australian Government Actuary.
Finding a truly independent financial adviser is not easy, but don’t let that put you off. We’ve done the hard work for you.
Getting high-quality independent financial advice is too important to put in the too-hard basket. These red flags will help you avoid bad advisers.
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.
When you see a financial adviser, there are rules about the documents and information you must be given to ensure the advice is in your best interests and will help you make informed decisions.
Chris (47) earns $180,000 per year and has $430,000 in super. Lisa (48) earns $80,000 per year and has $220,000 in super. They have one daughter at university and are close to paying off their mortgage. They want to know if they are on track to retire when Chris turns 60.
Dan (60) is a freelance web designer who earns $76,000 a year. He hasn’t always put money aside for super, so his balance is a relatively low $120,000.
Some of us plan our retirement, some have retirement thrust upon us. So how do retirees feel about the timing of their exit from work?
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.
Deb is worried that she won’t have enough savings to live comfortably in retirement and, at age 52, wonders if she’s left it too late to catch up.
“What is Australia’s retirement age?” or “What age can I retire?” are common questions. The simple answer is “it depends”.
When the government’s Retirement Income Review examined superannuation, the Age Pension and voluntary savings, home ownership had a surprisingly important role.