Keeping retirement planning simple

Retirement is a life change that can seem complex and daunting. However, the following five questions can help keep it focused and, hopefully, simple.

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Busting nutrition myths

So, what’s truth and what’s just a big load of hooey when it comes to nutrition?

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Podcast: 7 tips to consider when thinking of retiring to a holiday spot

That place you’ve regularly holidayed in may be just the place for your retirement. But you need to do your homework.

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5 things your brain wants you to know

Yes, your brain is communicating to you all the time, but the problem is that you control your brain’s thinking. So, how can your brain tell you anything?

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Why it matters that you matter in retirement—Part 3

Work plays a huge role in our daily life, and the loss of the ‘substance and challenge of work’; the relationship with colleagues; the place to go to work; and the daily routines can ‘leave a gaping hole, causing people to wonder, with so much new-found spare time, whether they matter anymore’.

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How to stop eating emotionally this Christmas

Does stress, sadness or anger drive you to reach for the cookie jar? Do you turn to food for comfort or when you’re feeling bored? It’s common and very much a human behaviour.

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‘Plan ahead’ advice given to sail into an early retirement

You need to plan ahead to retire early. That’s how John Wick sees it. He retired at the age of 51 to set out on a five-year yachting adventure in 1996. ‘I’d worked for 30 years and now I plan to be retired for 30 years,’ he says. I recently talked to him and his wife, Alison, in their suburban Melbourne home. Both were born in England.

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Why it matters that you matter in retirement—Part 2

We need to matter in retirement. Knowing the problem before retirement means we can work on it before we get there, either by working on things that will continue to help us matter in retirement, or having a plan to make sure we will matter then.

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Having a real retirement sea-change—on the sea

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?

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Is retirement bad for your health?

Your retirement may have an impact on your health. That’s the findings of three research projects in different countries.

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