Can you help? The importance of stories

Genealogy is a favourite hobby for many people and, in particular, retirees. Peter Calver, the founder of the Lost Cousins website, says that many subscribers to his genealogical newsletter are approaching retirement or have retired.

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Do you have business in mind for your retirement?

With increased longevity, an active lifestyle, and a ‘new’ view on retirement, many mature people look to engage in different ventures, nevertheless, starting a business can be challenging.

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How serious are you about your retirement finances?

Serious intent is important when you think about retirement finances, but it also takes serious action to get things done. Here are five questions that could help you get into action mode.

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The place of reflection in retirement planning

It’s important to think about your retirement and your plans, but it’s also important to reflect on the most important element of your retirement—you!

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How important is it to own your home for retirement?

The question seems like a no-brainer, with ‘very’ as the obvious answer. ‘Home ownership provides retirees with big benefits,’ says the Grattin Institute , ‘they have somewhere to live without paying rent, and they are insulated from rising housing costs.’

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Understanding your personality helps you plan your best retirement

Know yourself’ (‘know thyself’, if you prefer) is an ancient Greek saying that rings true for those approaching retirement. Knowing yourself is important as you plan your retirement because it’s your retirement.

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Does kombucha live up to the hype?

Kombucha is one of the newest health crazes to hit the media. As dietitians, we often get asked if it’s a healthy choice or just another food fad. Read on to see what the science says and decide for yourself. What is it? Kombucha is a fermented tea drink that has become popular as part […]

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Making the case for lifelong learning

Keeping our brains active and engaged, stimulated and challenged is important. I was reminded of the value of lifelong learning when I recently interviewed David Bottomley. Aged 94, he’s the oldest PhD graduate in Australia’s history.

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