Posts Tagged ‘retirement’
Retirement means different things for different people – it could be an opportunity to travel, spend more time with family, take up new hobbies, or just take it easy for a while; knowing you’ve earned every bit of it after many years in the workforce. But when you’re gearing up for the end of yourread more
As people move from job-to-job over their working lives, they are likely to accumulate several super funds, which now given that they are less likely to be eaten up by insurance premiums, could potentially add up to a fairly significant income stream in retirement. While many struggle to locate, consolidate and take advantage of theseread more
As life moves forward, it is important to be more mindful of where our money goes, and how we allocate our spending. This is particularly relevant at retirement, as our regular source of income can change from wages to a pension. Recent statistics released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics outlines the spending habits ofread more
Discretionary trusts and private companies are used extensively by small and medium sized business owners and families, and have been proven to provide tax effective strategies during business and working lives. However, there are implications in retirement around means testing, including for pensions and fees for aged care. Case Study In a recent case, aread more
Recently, McKinley Plowman's Head of Superannuation and Audit Ian Gath made another appearance in the media, this time having a chat with Jenny Seaton on Curtin FM's "Afternoons" show. In the interview he discusses the importance of drafting a comprehensive will, estate planning and other asset protection issues in situations of re-marriage (particularly after retirement).read more
Retirement often gives people a level of freedom they’ve never experienced – and those leaving the workforce can take advantage of extended travel, or even moving abroad altogether. Spending your post-work life in a new place can be exciting, enriching and perhaps a bit daunting, but there’s something to be said for a change ofread more
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