Deciding when to retire: a financial decision or not?

When are you thinking of retiring? I assume that if you’re reading this there’s the thought that somewhere down the road, maybe soon, you will retire. But have you really thought through the when? What would have to happen before you could?

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The truth about chocolate—it isn’t all bad news

When it comes to chocolate, we’ve all heard the message that it causes weight gain. Yet there’s also some conflicting information out there about the antioxidants in chocolate being good for you. So what’s true and what’s false? And can you enjoy chocolate guilt free?

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One easy way to prepare for retirement—sleep on it

Sleep and retirement? What’s the connection? Simply this: research is demonstrating that sleep is a key to both physical and brain health.

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Peter found a way to be positive all the way to retirement

A few years back I was interviewing Peter (not his real name) for a project I was working on. He’d retired quite a few years before and was talking about his working life. He was in charge of in-house communication for a well-known company in Australia and New Zealand. ‘It was the best job I ever had,’ he told me.

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Podcast: Working out where to live in retirement

Jill Weeks, the co-author of Where to Retire in Australia talks about how to work out where to retire. Long involved in the retirement industry, she’s researched and understands what’s involved in this decision. She has also written 21 Ways to Retire, co-authored Retire Bizzi and is a regular contributor to ABC radio.

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Making your passion a reality in retirement

What are you passionate about? Retirement is when you actually have the time to focus on your passion without work getting in the way. For Beryl Matthews, retirement meant she could follow her passion for writing.

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Changes to diet bring impressive health changes: Jennifer’s story

As dietitians, we love to celebrate successful results with all our patients. Whether you achieve a small goal or a big goal, it’s worth commemorating those moments when the hard work pays off. Jennifer was one of our patients with an impressive story.

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5 reasons why retirement is no longer ‘retire’-ment

The word ‘retirement’ doesn’t describe well what currently happens when a person finishes work. It’s now rarely a time when people ‘retire’— as in withdraw—from life.

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Warning to pensioners: Don’t lose your homeowner status

Age Pensioner ‘homeowners’ could lose their homeowner status if they’re away from their residence for a lengthy period. That could mean that their home becomes an asset—the same as an investment property.

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Change and the opportunity to prosper in life and retirement

Change is not always a welcome visitor. It can bring shock, pain, joy, or . . . No matter what stage of life we’re at, there will be change and the need to adapt our lives to the situations. So, what about retirement?

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