Podcast: Woody plays his own tune to enhance his retirement

Retired teacher/musician Paul ‘Woody’ Woodward talks about how music has enhanced his life and what it can do for us as we age. And you don’t have to be a great musician or singer to be involved in creating your own music.

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What to do when retirement goes bad

Not everyone is happy in their retirement, that’s the message from an ABC Radio National program talking to individuals about their retirement. There are lessons to be learned from their experience for both retirees and those preparing for retirement.

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Podcast: How couples can negotiate their retirement life

When you’re part of a couple heading toward retirement there are the individual dreams and the together dreams to be sorted. Couples counsellor Paul Bogacs talks about the kinds of negotiations needed to help make good decisions.

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Will loneliness be your biggest challenge in retirement?

Various studies around the world show that loneliness and social isolation are becoming serious problems. The statistics in Australia—sometimes called the ‘Lucky Country’—should give us pause.

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Only you can create the poetry of your retirement

Regular writing—including creative writing—tends to follow logic, a certain theme and has a beginning and end. Poetry is different. Only you can create the poetry of your retirement because you are distinctly you.

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A worldwide guide to retirement destinations

After writing several editions of Where to Retire in Australia, people often say to us that Where to Retire in the Worldwould make for an interesting book!

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YourLifeChoices’ Retirement Affordability Index™ December 2019 

How much money should we have? How long will we live? How much can we spend? The questions about retirement income just keep on coming. And because no one has a crystal ball, some questions have no definitive answers.

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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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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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