Tips about Retirement Finances

Navigating retirement finances may seem confusing, however it doesn’t have to be. Financial Advisors offer expert advice when it comes to planning for retirement. Further, you can access free professional advice through a variety of platforms, more information can be found here.  If you’re not sure where to begin when it comes to navigating retirement finances, … Continued

Married for life, not for lunch

‘Married for life, not for lunch’.  For some this quip is a light-hearted joke about adjusting to full time life with a partner or spouse.  For others though, it’s the sad reality of a relationship that didn’t survive the retirement transition.  They even have a name for it: ‘grey divorce’.    Without a doubt, retirement is a big transition.  And … Continued

Retirement Readiness Guide

As you navigate your late career it is important to take stock and plan for what’s next – maybe a few more years work, some leisure time, and then retirement.  We typically retire objects when they’re old or broken. However, when we leave our jobs it doesn’t mean we’re done! Retirement gives us time to pursue activities … Continued

Tips for Mental Health

Life is full of ups and downs and we all go through challenging periods. This is not something to be ashamed about, it is a part of being human. Thankfully, there are a bunch of things we can do to look after our mental health. Here’s some ideas that might help. Look after your body: … Continued

Coping

We all experience stressful situations in our lives. Personally, this year has been pretty intense for me. It can be hard knowing how to feel living a relatively normal life in Australia while COVID-19 is still taking so many lives in other countries. On top of that there’s ‘stuff’ going on with my son and … Continued

Keep Learning

“Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.”― Mahatma Gandhi “Intellectual growth should commence at birth and cease only at death.”― Albert Einstein “Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty. Anyone who keeps learning stays young.”― Henry Ford Many great minds have commented on education, and … Continued

Flexibility at work

Did you know that employees over 55 years old who have completed 12 months’ continuous service can request flexible work arrangements under the Fair Work Act 2009? Today workers are increasingly working into their late 60s and 70s but many do not take advantage of the option to request flexible work arrangements. Many employers have options … Continued

Reasonable work adjustments

As workers increasingly remain in the workforce for longer, inevitably there are heightened risks of illnesses and injuries associated with a maturing workforce. These may include loss of hearing, diminishing eyesight, reduction in reaction time, or problems with hips and knees.  All states and territories have equal opportunity and anti-discrimination laws and employers are generally … Continued

Support for Transitioning to Retirement

Support comes in lots of shapes and sizes. We can find support in friends, family, community, church, co-workers and professionals.  What’s wonderful about having a diverse support system is that different individuals within that system can offer us different things. However, it is important we understand what we get from these support systems, that way … Continued

Use it or lose it

My dad is 67, retired and has primary progressive multiple sclerosis. There’s a lot his body no longer allows him to do, many of which I take for granted – things like walking for example. Sure, he has a weakness for chocolate cake and I’m sure some days he binges the latest TV series, but … Continued