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Understanding Retirement

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Setting up for retirement success

Brian Long, Head of Retirement, answers some of the key retirement questions on Australians' minds.

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I want a retirement investment plan - where do I start?

Because there’s no one-size-fits-all retirement solution, it’s important to understand what you need to start thinking about now to make the most of your retirement savings tomorrow. Brian Long explains. 

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Three tips for a better retirement

We all spend decades saving for our retirement. Brian Long shares three tips that may help you with your planning for those decades in retirement.

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Infographic: The income equation

There's a new focus on generating income in retirement as Australia's biggest retirement generation grapples with its financial future. Here's what our ageing population needs to know.

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How can you boost your retirement income?

It's not just about how much money you've accumulated, it's whether your financial assets can pay you a growing income when you retire. But what will it cost you to live the way you want in retirement? Watch our video to find out more.

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Busting the $1 million retirement myth

How much do you really need and what you should be thinking about to help you to a better retirement? Read this article and watch the short video to see 3 tips for planning a comfortable retirement.

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Plan for a more affordable future

If you want to increase your wealth in retirement, it’s not enough for your investments just to deliver a return. They need to deliver a return that’s above inflation. So what is inflation? Watch our video to find out more.

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How much can you afford to spend in retirement?

How much you can afford to spend in retirement is determined by a number of different factors including investment markets, your super balance and lifestyle. But is there more you can do to help yourself have a better retirement?

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Five investment barriers to recognise if you're over 55

Research shows the optimum age for making financial decisions is our early fifties. This is generally the point where people have a lot of life experience and still have a sharp mind.

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How to manage the financial impact of ageing

As lifespans increase, it's important to understand how ageing can hinder our ability to make basic financial decisions. It’s a sad reality that we don’t want to think about, but as we age, our capacity to solve new tasks will most likely start to slow. This is known as cognitive decline.