Did you know that around 90 per cent of women end up with not enough superannuation savings to fund the lifestyle they want in retirement? In fact, the average superannuation account balance for women when they retire is around $90,000 less than the average for men. There are a number of reasons why this is […]
It could be called ‘unretiring’ if there were such a word. This is the practice of retirees making a decision to return to work. Financial needs, medical advances and greater longevity are among the most obvious reasons why some retirees decide to try to make a comeback to the paid workforce. Another reason is that […]
An adequate retirement income is – like beauty – all in the eyes of the beholder. The Australian superannuation system has for the past 20 years been concentrated more on the value of the account balance at the time of retirement – the ‘how much is enough’ question. That debate is now shifting quite noticeably […]
Mindfulness has become the new buzzword of the lifestyle magazines. We’re urged to eat mindfully, exercise mindfully, parent mindfully – even to work mindfully. But what does it really mean and can it really help us lead a happier, healthier life? What do Hollywood stars, corporations, psychologists and the Dalai Lama have in common? All […]
We’re all familiar with the stories of legendary investors. They’re the men and women who make their fortunes by decisions that are often complex, sometimes contrarian, but always able to be explained in hindsight. They make and preserve their wealth in good times and in bad. And it’s not simply because they had a lot […]
Reproduced with permission of Vanguard Investments Australia Ltd First the good news. Millions of Australians gain their life and disability insurance as well as income-protection insurance through their super funds’ default cover. And the level of that default cover tends to be much more adequate than a decade ago. Now the not-so-good news. It can […]
Are you thinking about early retirement? Can’t wait to get your hands on your superannuation nest egg? Then brace yourself, because the bar you need to jump before you get your hands on your retirement savings has just been raised a notch. Generally speaking, you can’t access your super until you reach a certain age, […]
Annuities have been enjoying an upsurge in popularity since the global financial crisis, but they are about to become even more attractive to new retirees thanks to changes in the deeming rules. That’s because annuities are exempt from the new deeming rules which will impact any account- based superannuation pensions that are started after January […]
Pick an Australian, any Australian, and chances are they dream of buying a home or upgrading the one they already own. There’s the emotional satisfaction of knowing you own the roof over your head, the freedom to rip up carpets and keep a pet, and the stability it offers as you raise a family. But […]
We Aussies have a reputation for being laidback, so it comes as a surprise that we don’t tend to sleep in. When Jawbone crunched the data from the activity trackers it has sold around the globe it discovered the world’s earliest rising international city wasn’t frenetic Tokyo or bustling New York, but sunny Brisbane. It […]
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