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Retirement

How much do I need in retirement?

How much do I need in retirement?

How much you need to save for a comfortable retirement is a question many of us ask. While we all hope for a simple answer, how much money you need in retirement differs for everyone.

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Volatility Bites: How Retirees can Manage Jumpy Markets

Volatility Bites: How Retirees can Manage Jumpy Markets

The 2020 COVID-19 share sell off and recent equity market volatility shows just how quickly share prices can move.

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Retirees: How to beat Inflation before it beats you

Retirees: How to beat Inflation before it beats you

Investors with long memories – or a good education – will recall the bad old days when inflation was the economic bogeyman. It broke Germany’s Weimar Republic in the 1930s and nearly cratered America’s economy in the 1970s.

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Do You Need An Advanced Care Plan?

Do You Need An Advanced Care Plan?

Did you know that Australia has a Government organisation known as the Australian Digital Health Agency? This is the organisation managing all of our My Health Records and can also be the repository of your Advance Care Planning document (ACP).

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Retire On Your Own Terms

Retire On Your Own Terms

Retirement should be the start of a new chapter in your life – perhaps the most exciting of all. The big question, of course, is how you pay for it without a regular pay cheque. A simple way to think about retirement income is by splitting your needs into two parts:

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By contributing into your super, you can reduce the amount of tax you pay while adding to your future retirement income. What i

By contributing into your super, you can reduce the amount of tax you pay while adding to your future retirement income.  What i

Are you dreaming about an earlier retirement, but unsure how to go about it? According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics, 40 per cent of Aussie men and 35 per cent of Aussie women are planning to work past age 70 because they are worried about their ‘financial security’ in retirement.

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Funding retirement income in a low interest rate environment

Funding retirement income in a low interest rate environment

While a traditional bank deposit is generally regarded as one of the safest forms of investment, it also currently offers amongst the lowest returns. For those relying on bank deposits to fund their retirement income, the current record low interest rate environment offers little reward.

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Don't be driven by short-term sentiment and emotion

Don't be driven by short-term sentiment and emotion

Arguably, the most common fear holding an investor back from achieving a great return is a misunderstanding of what happens when markets fall (as they invariably do). In order to use fear to our advantage, we would be well served to seek to understand the following three principles around shares and their value ...

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