Here’s the scene. We’re almost eavesdropping on a therapy session with marriage therapist and author of Searching for Intimacy in Marriage, Dr Bryan Craig. This is the second of a three-part series looking at issues couples may face when approaching retirement. Hopefully, this ‘session’ is helpful for those who are contemplating divorce.
A good answer to that question can come from two things: analysing who you are now—because you will take who you are into retirement; and what you want from your retirement.
Entrepreneurship isn’t new. We hear and read about it a lot. And it isn’t just a younger demographic. Older entrepreneurs are hitting the headlines, too.
What comes to mind when you think of your retirement? Excitement? Uncertainty? Dread? All three? The best retirements are planned.
The good folk at YourLifeChoices have looked at retirement affordability again, but have also, in their latest quarterly Retirement Affordability IndexTM, provided some expert advice about what the Australian government needs to consider in its retirement income review.
Norfolk Island has been in the news recently—and not only as a great place to visit. More people are looking to Norfolk Island as a retirement destination.
Norfolk Island has been in the news recently—and not only as a great place to visit. More people are looking to Norfolk Island as a retirement destination. First settled in 1788, just weeks after the First Fleet arrived in Sydney, Norfolk offers much for those who enjoy pristine air and superb scenery.
Sometimes those preparing for or in retirement become sandwiched by having to care for elderly parents and at the same time have adult children who are still living at home. Anne Graham, CEO and senior financial planner at Story Wealth Management, says it isn’t all bad news. But it can be complicated.
There’s strong evidence that it’s ‘more blessed to give than receive’. But we need to learn how to give—or serve—smart. One large study in the United States showed that volunteering once a week increased people’s chances of being ‘very happy’ with their lives. That’s worth knowing—and having.
So, what’s in the news about retirement finances? I’m developing the habit of every now and again checking out what’s happening in that area. I Googled ‘retirement finances news’ to see the latest findings and share some of what I’ve found. Here are 5 things I learned online that could be helpful as you look at your finances for retirement.