Age Pension: 330,000 Australians lose entitlements from January 2017

Note: Changes to the Age Pension assets test are now law, and took effect from 1 January 2017. The successful passage through parliament was due to the Greens supporting the changes announced by the Coalition government in the 2015 federal budget. Although the ALP opposed the changes when the laws went through parliament, the ALP has stated…

ASFA Retirement Standard

ASFA Retirement Standard  The ASFA Retirement Standard benchmarks the annual budget needed by Australians to fund either a comfortable or modest standard of living in the post-work years. It is updated quarterly to reflect inflation, and provides detailed budgets of what singles and couples would need to spend to support their chosen lifestyle.

Which are the best countries in the world to grow old in

Which are the best countries inthe world to grow old in  Pensions and healthcare benefits vary widely across the globe as do people’s perception of their happiness

Making the most of flying solo in retirement

Making the most of flying solo in retirement Getting out and about is important in retirement, especially when you lose the social aspect of working. But what if there’s just you, and it means going to the theatre alone, dining at a table for one or travelling solo? 

Home equity - the $500 billion resource for seniors

Home equity - the $500 billion resource for seniors Reverse mortgages are an option for asset-rich, cash-poor seniors to boost their cash flow in retirement, but there are downsides.

Renters need over $1m to retire comfortably

Renters need over $1m to retire comfortably While the implications of housing affordability is often acknowledged when it comes to younger Australians, the repercussions it’s having on pre and post-retirees also requires attention. According to figures published last month, couples living in rental accommodation in Australian capital cities need over $1 million in super to live a…
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