From Geraldton to Gerroa and from Bowen to Blackmans Bay, the idea of living on the coast is attractive for many retirees. But what about living on the water—on a ship?
Your retirement may have an impact on your health. That’s the findings of three research projects in different countries.
Knowing that you ‘matter’ is important at any stage of life, but at retirement, some of the things that have given you a sense that you matter—particularly your job—are gone. On things that matter, one Swiss research paper concluded: ‘Mattering implies that people are not only connected to others, but that they feel that they are important to others.’
Many people eat from the moment they wake up until the time they go to bed. But is this the best dietary pattern for our health?
If your best years are ahead of you, what would they look like? When you’re in the retirement zone—planning for or in retirement—there’s a tendency to look back at life. To reminisce about the past. Reflect.
The inaugural Grey Nomad awards were recently held on the Sunshine Coast in Queensland. Established to recognise regional excellence for travellers over the age of 55 years—through communities, tourism operators and events—the awards created quite a buzz.
When you retire you have much more control over what you’re going to do. What’s it going to look like for you? Have you thought it through yet? Here are five starter questions that can help you with your planning.
How quickly you spend your retirement savings may be related to your personality. And your personality may impact more than if you have debt or a plan to leave an inheritance. That’s the finding of recent research by the American Psychological Association.
In 1981, Ellen Langer, a young psychologist, ran an experiment involving eight men in their 70s being sent into a time-warp situation where they were to attempt to be the person they were 22 years earlier. The results were amazing.
Low interest rates can have a real impact on those who are planning their retirement and those in retirement. Financial planner Anne Graham talks about the issues it can raise and suggests how to handle what can be a difficult time for investing.