Booming age pension bill looms

This article is authored by Bernard Salt and is originally published by The Australian. In round numbers there are 25 million Australians including four million aged 65-and-over and who are, therefore, eligible to apply for the age pension depending on individual circumstances. That’s about a fifth of the population or a quarter of all voters. … Continue reading Booming age pension bill looms

The nightmare that’s been waiting to hit Australian women

This article is authored by Jenna Price and is originally published by The Age. It isn’t very often that I start crying midway through an interview. I’ve interviewed Marian Baird, professor of gender and employment relations at the University of Sydney, so many times over the years. But those first interviews were always about how … Continue reading The nightmare that’s been waiting to hit Australian women

Building a bridge from work to post-work

This article is authored by Jon Glass, Retirement Coach and Director of 64Plus, a Career Money Life Certified Supplier. Retirement is a transition in life, and one of the major ones at that.  Reading some research from Harvard University, I found this useful concept: the identity bridge.  What is this bridge? It is about finding … Continue reading Building a bridge from work to post-work

Think retirement is smooth sailing? A look at its potential effects on the brain

This article is authored by Cella Wright and is originally published on Ideas.Ted. Ah, retirement. It’s the never-ending weekend, that well-deserved oasis of freedom and rest we reach after decades of hard work. As long as we have good health and sufficient savings, we’ll be OK, right? Not quite. Some studies have linked retirement to poorer health and … Continue reading Think retirement is smooth sailing? A look at its potential effects on the brain

Are you on your way to being financially prepared for retirement?

This article is submitted to us by Peter McKnoulty, Director of Transition Planning Australia, part of the Career Money Life Supplier Community. Here are eight questions to ask yourself, to discern whether you are on your way to being financially prepared for retirement. It’s important to seek Financial Advice, and here are some of the … Continue reading Are you on your way to being financially prepared for retirement?