Wikipedia defines ‘classic’ (adjective) as: judged over a period of time to be of the highest quality and outstanding of its kind. Its synonyms are ‘definitive’, ‘authoritative’. As I tiptoe into the shallows of that great big ocean of retirement, I am struck by the confidence and awesomeness of the women I encounter. Please join me as I explore how… Read More Why “Classic” Women?
Why is retirement satisfaction ‘a thing’? An increasing number of women are living longer. The increasing number is linked to the post-war Baby Boom (BB)and this longer life is linked with our great health system and a wonderful Australian lifestyle. So more women, living longer means more women are heading for retirement. How will we find retirement satisfaction? Many of… Read More Retirement Satisfaction – five ways for women to find it
Status update: newly retired. The shift away from being defined by work We’re living longer, so it follows that we will spend much more of our adulthood in retirement than a century ago. Many Australian women who are now contemplating retirement have worked continuously for many years. It is common to be asked, ‘and what do you do,… Read More At a function…newly retired: ‘…. and what do you do, Mel?’
Crunching some numbers, baby Australian Baby Boomers make up 5.5 million people who were born between 1946 and 1965. Many have started turning 65. This is a fair whack – around 25% – of our population! The new ‘third age’ Peak body National Seniors acknowledges that: people now in their fifties will be bringing to later life a… Read More Baby Boomers – would you like to know more?
Suddenly you have oodles of free time. With up to 50 more free hours in your week, what on earth are you going to do? How are you going to manage your time without the external constraints of a work routine? When I shifted to part time work a few years ago, people asked, ‘what… Read More Free time – how will I fill it????
Age Pension According to Dr Google, many older Australians are looking for advice about if and when they could qualify for an Age Pension. Here’s a little information with a link for you to explore further: Dept Human Services (Mar 2017) Getting older, growing your funds Eligibility basics: you are at least 65 years old… Read More When will I qualify for the Age Pension?
OVERSPENDING VS UNDERLIVING In February this year, Investors’ Group commented on the concerns some modern women have about being able to afford retirement. They suggest there is a tension in balancing available funds with desired activities and coin the phrase, overspending vs underliving, where ‘fear of running out of money makes you ultra-conservative, [so] you may pass… Read More Overspending VS underliving