Loneliness shortens our life spans and some studies suggest it's even more lethal than obesity. We are physiologically and psychologically primed for connection, so don't shrug off your loneliness.
With more Australian workers joining the gig economy, questions about how these workers will fare in their retirement are becoming more pressing.
How many healthy years of life do you have ahead before you become unhealthy – and then die? One model tries to find the answer.
By 2050, over 36% of Europe's population will be 65-plus, leading to a shortage of professional and informal caretakers across the region. Coordination on elder care may be the EU's best bet.
Retirees are often urged to downsize to free up suburban properties for the next generation and for higher-density development. What's being ignored is the costs of moving into a unit or apartment.
Many of us barely glance at our own superannuation account balances, so it’s reasonable to predict that only a tiny fraction are likely to go to a super fund annual meeting.
While you can't say one retirement system is better than the other, Australia can learn a lot from New Zealand's simpler and more flexible system.
Australians are living longer, and digital technologies could help them take control of retirement.
The current retirement system is unsustainable. We could learn from the way higher education is funded.
Older workers are feeling discriminated against in the search for work, in their jobs and even in retirement, a new survey shows.
Any significant decline in home ownership or equity in a home impacts higher care needs: older people will not have an asset to sell to fund the bonds required to enter aged care accommodation.
South Africa might want to consider raising its retirement age to 70 to cope with a challenge of an ageing population that's under-insured and relying on an already pressured public purse.
There is a way to get homes where we need them, and it's about making the most of what we've already got.
Labor's Jenny Macklin said that under a Coalition proposal, Australia would have the highest pension age in the developed world. Is that right?
Age discrimination laws have made conversations about retirement plans even trickier.
Current super policy is compelling people to save for a higher living standard in retirement than they enjoy during their working lives.
The Coalition has reached a compromise to get its superannuation reform past its own party, but the changes will make it harder for women and older workers.
Business Briefing: Simon McKeon on removing the retirement label.
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If we're all living longer, why shouldn't we be allowed to work longer? That's what Monash Chancellor Simon McKeon is arguing.
Giving rich households superannuation concessions is not justified according to new research which says these retirees spend as much as their poorer counterparts.
Budget superannuation changes redirect concessions to lower income earners where they are most needed.