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.
It can be tempting to put off thinking about aged care. When you’re busy enjoying life in the present it can be challenging to find the time or desire to think too far ahead. But the key to successful ageing is having a sense of control—and when it comes to control, planning ahead is essential..
Domain Group Senior Economist Dr Andrew Wilson says capital city house prices are set to grow by an average of 5% over the 2014/15 financial year, with Sydney and Brisbane leading the way. Australia’s capital city housing markets have performed solidly through the winter of 2014 with the prospect of a generally robust spring selling.
If you’re under 55 and thinking about setting up a self-managed super fund (SMSF) you’re not alone. SMSFs are being established by younger Australians wanting greater control over their super. In March 2014, younger people represented 75% of new SMSF members. Before deciding if an SMSF is right for you, consider some of.