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.
Set out below are all SuperGuide articles that relate to Plan your retirement.
SuperGuide Premium is ad-free
The Great Australian Dream of home ownership is about more than a roof over your head, it has a big role to play in retirement planning.
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.
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.
These are challenging times for investors, especially if you’re about to retire or already drawing on your super.
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.
There’s a huge unmet demand for affordable financial advice and super funds are keen to fill the gap.
It’s a rare person who doesn’t want to improve their financial situation, but cost is often a barrier to seeking advice. Yet free advice does exist if you know where to look.
Tracey Spicer talks to Jim Hennington about why life expectancy aren’t just about average ages, how wide the range of life expectancy figures are for a 65-year-old today, and why understanding this is important for your retirement planning.
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.