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.
As Wimbledon 2015 gets underway, the writing looks to be on the wall for Rafael Nadal. Will the Spaniard succeed where so many other top athletes have failed?
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…
Low interest rates mean people approaching retirement will have to reassess their approach to risk.
In this low-interest rate environment, people nearing retirement will have to re-think their investing strategy.
Generation Y should be able to afford a more expensive lifestyle than their baby boomer parents.
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If we accept that the rich should subsidise the poor, then Gen Y should be subsidising the baby boomers.
Social security is on a collision course with insolvency. A little bit of math could keep it safe.
The US Social Security system has been heading toward insolvency for decades, with the program now projected to run a 25% deficit by a little after 2030, according to the Congressional Budget Office. Despite…
Wealthier pensioners might be full of cheer. But prepare for a bitter aftertaste.
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It took about a decade to construct the cross-party consensus, and the support of trade unions and employers, that made automatic enrolment into private pension schemes a realistic prospect. The achievement…
Delaying the super guarantee increase will have widespread repercussions.
The Abbott government’s deal with the Palmer United Party to freeze the minimum superannuation contribution rate at 9.5% until 2021 will not only cost retirees, it will also see future governments forced…
He’s only 28 years old, but Eamon Sullivan has hung up his goggles.
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As the Commonwealth Games enters its last days, Australian sprinter John Steffenson announced he’s hanging up the spikes after the tournament is over, and diver Matthew Mitcham hinted at retiring too…
They want us to retire at what age?
The idea of raising the retirement age is not popular – most people resent being told they must work for longer. But with life expectancies increasing and people enjoying higher quality of life at older…