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How to get the most out of being a lounge lizard

Remember those days when television was black and white, and the ABC and three commercial channels (less in some states) were the only game in town. Today, it’s a smorgasbord of choice, with this article detailing some of the better options.

Matthew Sainsbury | 15th May 2024 | More
Retiring to warmer climes: Why the Gold Coast is sunnier than Florida

When retirement looms, many look for a milder climate. In the US it’s Florida, and in Australia, it’s the Gold Coast. And the latter might just have more to offer.

Jamie Nemtsas | 23rd Apr 2024 | More
  • Six great books to help you overcome the anxiety of retirement

    Ending your working life and starting retirement can be stressful. To help you adjust to a completely new way of life, The Golden Times suggests these titles are well worth a read.

    Nicholas Way | 23rd Apr 2024 | More
    No magic number: The price of a comfortable retirement

    While recent studies estimate the total savings needed for retirement at about $1 million, specialists caution against a one-size-fits-all approach, and many Australians could be “comfortable” on less.

    Staff Writer | 13th Dec 2023 | More
  • $3M super cap to affect 1 in 3 SMSF advice clients: Investment Trends

    Approximately a third of SMSF holders under advice will be hurt by the new cap on discounted superannuation balances, the researcher says. A bump in the TBC cap will help some, but add to complexity for advisers.

    Tahn Sharpe | 16th Jun 2023 | More
    ‘Setting a new standard’: Younger Australians expect earlier retirement, higher income

    Younger Australians expect to retire earlier, and earn more in retirement, than older generations even as they redefine the traditional path to retirement by taking more career breaks, new Vanguard research shows – and these ambitious expectations may not be “aligning to reality”.

    Tahn Sharpe | 12th May 2023 | More
    ‘Hivemind’ approach key to SMSF planning as retirement nears

    A key consideration for SMSF members is how their retirement will impact their fund’s investment strategy. To navigate these tricky waters, members must plan around long-term needs, and input from experts can help prevent costly mistakes, according to Accurium principal Melanie Dunn.

    Lisa Uhlman | 1st Feb 2023 | More
    Australians expect $200K retirement savings gap as FORO concerns grow

    Higher rates and the cost of living, on top of global events, have contributed to increased Fear Of Running Out across the country. Yet the level of concern may be relatively unfounded, AMP reports.

    Tahn Sharpe | 5th Oct 2022 | More
    Australia surges up retirement security ranks

    By holding ground in areas such as quality of life, material well-being, finances and health while other countries fell back, Australia moved up two spots to 5th on the latest Natixis Global Retirement Index.

    Tahn Sharpe | 21st Sep 2022 | More
  • Super fees climb with age, but devil is in the detail

    There are a range of factors that will determine the fees a member will pay. The difference could have a dramatic effect on the final balance of a retiree’s nest egg.

    Nicki Bourlioufas | 16th Sep 2022 | More
    Australian Super cuts fees

    The country’s largest super fund, Australian Super, has announced a new fee structure aimed at reducing member costs by $300 million this year, following what has been a busy year for consolidation in the industry.

    Ishan Dan | 22nd Jun 2022 | More
    House price weakness may limit rate rises

    The central bank expects house price growth to ease this year and house prices are already falling in Sydney and Melbourne; economists expect that price weakness will spread to other cities, which may limit the number of official interest rate rises this year that are needed to tame inflation. According to the Reserve Bank of…

    Nicki Bourlioufas | 3rd Jun 2022 | More