Planning for a (much) longer life

Planning for a (much) longer life We generally need to make earnings from 40 to 50 years in the workforce extend across what could be 80 to 90 years of living. Australians today need to do something our parents and grandparents didn’t even think about – plan for a long life, and a new report shows the benefits of planning for longevity go beyond money matters. The gift of an extra decade Australians enjoy one of …

Lessons from the Blue Zones: how to live longer – secrets of a long life

  Lessons from the Blue Zones: how to live longer – secrets of a long life The parts of the world where people live longest may hold the key to the fountain of youth. We explore how to live longer and uncover the Blue Zones’ secrets of a long life. There are five global hotspots where researchers have identified that people live longer, healthier lives than the rest of us. Known as the Blue Zones they are: …

The world economy in 2018 – how much longer can the global upturn last?

The world economy in 2018 – how much longer can the global upturn last? Key points The global economic environment and corporate profits remain in a strong position and economic growth in 2018 will run at its fastest pace since 2011. It’s too early to fear a significant lift in global interest rates. Central banks in Europe and Japan will keep interest rates unchanged in 2018. US rate hikes will continue. Inflation is likely to …

Living longer, working longer and super balances larger

Living longer, working longer and super balances larger Australians with the best life expectancy in history will have to work longer in order to be able to fund their retirement. But research has found only half of all working Australians will be healthy enough to work in to their golden years. The latest AMP.NATSEM report, Going the distance: Working longer, living healthier, has found the majority of Australians have less than a 50 per cent …

Living longer, living well

  Living longer, living well A century ago few Australians lived long enough to enjoy a life after work.i These days, the average retiree can look forward to almost two decades of travelling, playing with the grandkids and generally enjoying life. In fact, a baby born today can expect to live to 91 if it is a boy and 93 if it is a girl. According to the latest government figures, the number of Australians aged …

Living longer, working longer and super balances larger

Living longer, working longer and super balances larger  Australians with the best life expectancy in history will have to work longer in order to be able to fund their retirement. But new research has found only half of all working Australians will be healthy enough to work in to their golden years. The latest AMP.NATSEM report, Going the distance: Working longer, living healthier, has found the majority of Australians have less than a 50 per …

Retiring within the next 5 – 10 years

  Retiring within the next 5 – 10 years The combined effect of earlier retirement and living longer means that many Australians will spend more than a quarter of their life in retirement. While this sounds like good news, it does emphasise the importance of planning carefully – and well in advance – for your retirement. Some questions you may wish to consider include:• How much do I need to retire on? When can I …