Time to start planning your retirement for tomorrow Take control of your super.  Retirement may seem like a long way off, but putting money into super now is still a tax effective way to invest your money.  Retirement still more than 10 years away     Retiring within the next 5 – 10 years     Already retired      What’s your retirement number? Start exploring yours with the AMP retirement needs calculator at amp.com.au/retirementnumber   Retirement …

Paying your bills in retirement

  Paying your bills in retirement Retirees and those nearing retirement have learned the hard way the importance of holding a portion of their nest egg in low-risk fixed income investments. During the financial crisis cash and bonds not only outperformed shares and property, they helped investors protect their capital and pay the bills.1 Now that interest rates on most term deposits are below four percent 2 and the official cash rate is at record …

Achieving a comfortable retirement

  Achieving a comfortable retirement Many women dream of a retirement where they can kick back and relax, do whatever they like and be free from the demands of others – actually focusing on caring for themselves. But this step often means being free from financial worries or concerns and for a large proportion of women, the prospect of a comfortable retirement can seem elusive. Especially when you do the sums. The latest Intergenerational Report …