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Women under 65 in 2016 will spend a third of their lives in retirement, life expectancy figures show

The length of time pensioners can expect to live once they reach milestones in old age has reached a record high<p>Women under 65 today will spend almost a third of their lives in retirement, new figures show.<p>The length of time pensioners can expect to live once they reach milestones in old age, based …

Saving for retirement? What to watch out for in 2016

With the stock markets notching their worst-ever start for a new year, what should folks saving for retirement and those living in retirement look …

We're Not in a Bear Market Yet

The bull market is over, but the bear isn't here -- yet.<p>After two weeks of selling on Wall Street, stock strategists are trimming their expectations …

How I Tripled My Savings In 3 Months

Let me tell you the embarrassing truth about my first savings account. I was 24, and working at a bar in New York. When I came home from a shift, I …

What Today's Stock Market Plunge Tells You About 2016

When it comes to the stock market, first impressions are not as lasting as it seems. That’s the good news, perhaps the only, from the first day of …

Super funds set to post half-year loss

Australian superannuation funds are expected to make a loss for the first half of the financial year because of global share market jitters and …

This is the scariest statistic about millennials and retirement

And it turns out that most millennials don't know much about investing either.<p>The BofA/<i>USA Today</i> report mentioned above asked millennials what they felt they had expertise in (you could pick more than one category). Thirty-four percent said "Social Media." Twenty-three percent said "Health and …

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Longer lifespans demand a rethink of retirement planning

The news on longevity is so good it hurts.<p>Call it the curse of success: Life expectancy on Canada is surging higher, in large part because of advances in treating heart disease. But as our lifespans expand, so too does our need to plan for longer retirements.<p>Financial planners once based …

Smart money advice, from poker playing cowboys?

Why do some people always have money to spare, but by the end of the month you always find yourself broke?<p>Could they just be following a better set of advice about spending — the kind that wedges itself in your brain, and pops up every time you splash out on something extravagant.<p>It’s the sort of …

How to know when to change your financial plan

<b>Getting a raise.</b> As your career starts to take shape, your earnings might change significantly enough to justify raising your lifestyle expectations, …

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Boomers feeling squeezed by the rise in rents

Rising rents have been cited as a reason millennials aren’t moving out of their parents’ basements. But higher rents could force some boomers to move …

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Maneuver toward retirement: What to do in your 30s

<i>This article is by staff writer William Cowie.</i><p>For most people in their 30s, life can feel like a breathless uphill run on a downward escalator. …

The Encore Career - Warringal Financial Serivces

For many the idea of retiring is scary.<p>You might have big plans for the first year – but what happens after you put in your new kitchen, landscape …

The pension freedom mistake that will halve your pension pot

We chart how market swings from 2000 to 2010 would have affected an invested pension vs someone who bought an annuity<p>Swathes of ordinary people can now follow the example of the wealthiest savers who invest their retirement fund and live from the proceeds.<p>Many of these ordinary people, though, will …

The Top 3 Reasons Never to Chase Investment Returns

#1: The past is too late.<p>You hear advisors on TV talking about how they research and pick the securities with the highest returns. That sounds good …