5 things you need to know about transitioning to retirement

Life is about beginnings and endings. About endings and beginnings. And about transitions between them. Here’s what you need to know about transitioning to retirement.

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Unexpected retirement, unexpected problems and unexpected solutions—Part 1

An unexpected or forced retirement may come from ill health, an accident, retrenchment, caregiving demands or a number of other circumstances. This post is the first of two, with the follow-up post next week. Both are looking at strategies for handling unexpected retirement.

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Couples need to be serious about getting retirement right

I received what could be the ultimate compliment for a writer yesterday. I was preparing to conduct a preparing-for-retirement workshop when one of the participants pulled me aside to thank me for my book Retirement Ready? Yes, that’s a compliment, but it’s what came next that took it to another level.

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Do artificial sweeteners influence blood sugar?

Artificial sweeteners are among the most commonly used food additives worldwide and, thanks to their low-calorie content, they’re considered safe and beneficial. But are they really a healthy alternative to sugar?

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Don’t allow loneliness to be a part of your retirement package

Loneliness is a growing problem—an epidemic, say some. And it can hit retirees if they aren’t careful. In the workplace, we’re usually forced to mix with people as part of the job. In retirement, you choose to mix or not.

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New index helps to understand finances in retirement

It’s worth checking out the latest YourLifeChoices Retirement Affordability Index produced by YourLifeChoices and The Australia Institute. Its aim is to help you understand how much money you currently need to live at various levels and lifestyles in retirement.

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5 ways to improve your sex life as you age

At what age do we lose interest in sex? How you answer probably depends on how old you are. For a 20-year-old, 60 could be far enough away to suggest that’s the answer. For a 50-year-old it could be that 70 feels like a reasonable answer. Yet an 80-year-old may simply say, ‘I’ll let you know when I get there.’

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Podcast: Living More Happy now and in retirement—Part 3

This is the final of three podcasts where Dr Darren Morton talks about findings in his new book, Live More Happy.

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Understanding Australia’s Age Pension system

Australia’s social security system delivers income support payments to those unable to provide adequately for themselves. That includes retirees. We don’t earn entitlements to social security because we’ve been taxpayers, but because we lack financial resources and are currently unable to work, or are retired.

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7 advantages of continuing to work in retirement

When it comes to retirement, you have almost endless options in front of you. In a sense, it’s as you discard options that you begin to focus on what you will do and who you will be—or become. One of the options could be to continue to work where you are now.

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