Friends are important for a healthy social life. The problem is many Baby Boomers are having trouble making friends. According to a report from the US, almost 1 in 5 (18 per cent) of 50- to 59-year-olds said they felt isolated and lonely.
Brenda Palmer is a bit of a celebrity. She’s often in the local papers and occasionally in major papers of Melbourne and elsewhere. She’s appeared on television several times. Palmer is a Coles supermarket checkout ‘hen’. She has become an identity because, at the age of 84, she has worked in the local Coles for 48 years.
The latest global report on retirement from HSBC bank has a message about finances for those planning their retirement. Of course, being global means that not all the results are specific to Australia, but these four messages from the report are universal.
It’s true that there are a lot more than four things you need to know when you prepare for retirement, but here are four that are important.