March 25

Make working later in life work for you

The relationship between work and retirement is changing. Nowadays we expect a lot more from our later years than previous generations—we’re no longer satisfied with treading water and we want to go freestyle. But with the pension qualification age increasing, people living longer and concerns about whether we have enough money in our super, we.

August 7

Good financial planning finally has a value: 23% more in retirement

Portfolios optimised using five techniques identified by David Blanchett, head of retirement research for Morningstar, generate 23 per cent more income in retirement for the average retiree. “Advisers do more than just pick great investments,” Blanchett says. “There’s more to alpha and beta when it comes to the [investment] outcome. If you do it well,.

August 5

Centrelink Changes 2015

What Centrelink changes occur on January 1 2015? Under a new bill Centrelink will undergo some changes on January 1 2015. Allocated Pensions will be added to the definition of financial assets in social security legislation from January 1 next year. This change of definition will mean that Allocated Pensions will be subject to deeming.