Governments alone cannot bridge the gaps and support affordable housing for seniors.
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.
The majority of retiring South Africans look to the state for support.
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.
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There is a way to get homes where we need them, and it's about making the most of what we've already got.
Jenny Macklin, shadow minister for families and social services, has attacked a Coalition proposal to raise the pension age.
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.
Super accounts for only a small proportion of the wealth of most Australians.
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Current super policy is compelling people to save for a higher living standard in retirement than they enjoy during their working lives.
The changes to the cap on non-concessional contributions is one of the features of the latest superannuation reform proposals.
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.
Those who want to work longer should be given the option to, McKeon argues.
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.
Research shows that poor and wealthy retirees spend about the same during their retirement.
Giving rich households superannuation concessions is not justified according to new research which says these retirees spend as much as their poorer counterparts.
The reforms to superannuation in the federal budget reflect how the objective of the system is changing.
Budget superannuation changes redirect concessions to lower income earners where they are most needed.
Retirement may not automatically lead to better health but it presents an opportunity to engineer a healthier lifestyle.
Contrary to popular belief, retirees are more likely to enjoy a healthier lifestyle than their counterparts who remain in workforce.
The Age Pension eligibility age is headed for 70 in Australia.
Just 24% of those living in the poorest quarter of households support an increase in the Age Pension age.
Most Americans will be pinching pennies after they retire.
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The presidential candidates are largely ignoring one of the biggest economic issues facing Americans: more than half are struggling to save enough for retirement.
Atlanta Hawks fans honor Kobe Bryant after the first quarter of a game on December 5 2015.
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There's a lot of focus on the physical and financial woes of former athletes. But players must also grapple with losing a core part of their identity.
Many grandparents compromise their own working lives to enable their daughters and daughters-in-law to go to work.
The role of grandparents as the biggest providers of childcare is a huge blind spot in policy-making for workforce participation, childcare, early childhood education and retirement.
A difficult place to come down from.
Out on a high, but what the road to retirement for top sports stars can be quite a come down.
Only 7% of lump sums taken from super are used for a holiday.
Despite the government windfall on offer, changing the age at which people can access their super is likely to unfairly hit retirees with lower super balances.
Nadal in training for Wimbledon.
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Australians would be left with more to retire on if inefficiencies in the super sector were reduced.
The superannuation sector argues it is competitive, but that doesn't mean it's efficient.
But when academics retire it’s far from clear what this means.
When your local butcher or grocer retires, it’s perfectly clear what this means. They are no longer there in the shop when you next go in. Someone else has taken over, or the shop has changed to another…