Scaling down to retirement – tips and tricks

Scaling down to retirement – tips and tricks If you were scaling down to retirement, what would it mean to you? Would you draw a line in the sand where one day you’re working full-time and the next day a whole new world of recreation opens up to you? Or would you gradually reduce paid work and swap it for travel, hobbies, looking after the grandchildren or other things? I was speaking to a good …

Laterpreneurs: Taking on encore careers

Laterpreneurs: Taking on encore careers Once upon a time, people went out, got a job and stayed there for the rest of their working lives. But “a job for life” is no longer an option for most working Australians. Changing careers, going out on your own and pursuing a dream to become self-employed has become the reality for many. The amount of co-working spaces that have opened up in major cities is evidence that more …

Already retired

Already retired Have you reached your retirement age yet you feel you’re not yet ready to give up work altogether? If you’re eligible for the Age Pension, the government offers incentives for working people to defer claiming it. On the other hand, if you’ve independently funded your retirement, you may benefit from keeping track of, or restructuring, your finances so you can maximise any government entitlement.   Some questions you may wish to consider include: …

Retirement still more than 10 years away

  Retirement still more than 10 years away Retirement can seem irrelevant when you’re in your 30s or 40s. There are so many other things you can do with your money – go overseas, buy a house, raise a family, or just have fun. However, according to research by the Investment and Financial Services Association (IFSA), the Age Pension won’t be nearly enough to fund the lifestyle we’d like when we’re no longer working. So …