29
Jun

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.
31
May

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…
31
May

To rent or own: retirement living options

To rent or own: retirement living options In Australia there are both ownership and rental opportunities for retirement living options. Generally the deciding factor of whether you rent or buy is subject to your financial situation.
22
May

Want a great retirement?

Want a great retirement? When the word retirement is mentioned in everyday discourse it's often associated with numbers. The amount you'll need to retire. The age at which you'll stop working. The tax you'll incur as you draw on your super. But what these numerical references neglect is the psychological dimension. As someone who's decades away from retirement,…
17
Oct

Are you prepared for changes to the Age Pension assets test?

Are you prepared for changes to the Age Pension assets test? With revisions to the Age Pension assets test just around the corner, it’s important to understand how the changes could impact you, particularly with part-pension thresholds somewhat tighter than initially projected.
18
Aug

Give your future self a pay rise!

Give your future self a pay rise! Pay yourself forward Topping up your super early will help you get one step closer to ensuring you achieve your lifestyle goals for your post-work years.
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