To assist retirees in preserving wealth within the tax-effective super system the Government has halved the minimum required payment rate from Account-based Pension accounts.Read More
One of the greatest challenges for retirees in Australia relates to the management of their retirement income. Unfortunately, the adage to ‘spend less than you earn’ doesn’t always work for retirees.Read More
Most advice about retirement affordability draws on mathematical models. To develop an equation or model requires key assumptions about the numbers used.
In this article we will consider what is ‘right’ and ‘wrong’ when considering your retirement affordability.Read More
Those who have held the Commonwealth Seniors Health Care Card at any time from 12 March to 13 April 2020, will be eligible for the recently announced support payment. Eligible cardholders will receive two stimulus package installments of $750, one from March 31 and the other from July 13.Read More
Following the weekends announcements, the Government has halved the minimum drawdown for Account Based Pensions. The drawdown percentage is still based on age and is represented in the table below.Read More
Muirfield recently published an article in the Surf Coast Times “Celebrating Seniors and Retirement Living” liftout. The article explored 5 tips for a meaningful retirement.
Retiring is one of the most significant life changes people make and for most retirees the transition is a relatively easy one to navigate. For some, adjusting to life after work can be more difficult, particularly when people have spent a lifetime finding meaning and social connection in their careers. Obviously, the decision to retire is a big one from a financial perspective, however, over time, I have come to appreciate the importance of preparing my clients for retirement emotionally as well as financially.Read More
As an adviser who specialises in retirement planning advice, I meet with people on a daily basis who are often stressed and concerned about the thought of approaching Retirement. The question most often asked is, “at what age can I retire.” I find these concerns are often triggered by many misconceptions including the belief that:…Read More
Will I be bored? We’ve all seen those popular media depictions of retirees, alone and glued to their screens watching daytime TV reruns, seemingly waiting life out. When we consider this, it seems no wonder people fear becoming bored in retirement. As much as we may want to believe this will never happen to us,…Read More