Deciding to downsize involves a delicate balance between emotional ties and practical necessities. While the financial benefits can be worthwhile, it’s crucial that retirees approach this move with a clear understanding of their priorities and objectives.
Tensions in Australia’s relationship with China, along with our neighbour’s weak growth other headwinds, have Australians shying off investing in the world’s second largest economy. But given the countries’ deep connections, ignoring China is easier said than done.
A recent global retirement survey by investment manager MFS shows nearly 60 per cent of Australians are rethinking how they’ll retire because of inflation worries – a bigger hit to retirement confidence than any other recent economic shock, including the COVID-19 pandemic.
Planning one’s legacy involves a series of strategic decisions to protect and distribute assets efficiently – and with a record $3.5 trillion set to change hands over the coming decade, it’s key to Australia’s future financial security. Here, we explore tips to help investors optimise their wealth transfer outcomes.
Unfortunately, reaching the retirement milestone does not free investors from the vagaries of markets, a constant companion. A diversified portfolio and patience are two prerequisites for peace of mind in our golden years – and being prepared for the unexpected is key.
Superannuation is a big part of most Australians’ retirement strategies, but many also choose to augment their savings with other income-producing investments. Here’s a look at how these options can help retirees maintain their preferred lifestyle and protect against risk.
The list targets domestic and international entities the regulator suspects of offering services to Australians without the appropriate licenses or permission. It already contains more than 1,300 names.
Primary and secondary homes make up about a third of the total global wealth of the ultra-rich, new research shows. Commercial property and equities are also big components, with a small but increasingly valuable share going to “investments of passion”.
Higher mandatory contributions and increased pension assets helped Australia improve on its 2022 score in Mercer and the CFA Institute’s annual index and move up a spot in the 47-country ranking, but the research cited room for improvement.
Superannuation funds and pensions posted declining returns in September, weighed down by falls in sharemarkets and an uncertain rates outlook, according to a new report. But they continued to outperform equities, showing diversification pays off.