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Are You a Modern Elder?

Are You a Modern Elder?

It’s a fair question; are you a modern elder? I ask as for too long those two words, modern and elder, may have seemed a contradiction in terms. But no longer. There’s been a social change bubbling beneath the surface in Australia as older people, such as  FiftyUps, refuse to be pigeonholed in the past. Now a more formal movement has come to our shores, and guess what? You can join in so ... read more>
Has Retirement Changed in 2021?

Has Retirement Changed in 2021?

The COVID fallout continues, and another effect has been to lift the age at which older Australians, especially men, are expected to retire. The reasons given are that more senior workers are retained for longer because of less migration and a buoyant labour market. Has COVID changed your retirement plans? It could be either for positive reasons, like more choice and enjoying work, or mor... read more>
Money and You

Money and You

They say there are two sides to every story, none more so than when it comes to money.  One report has the rising cost of living ‘smacking’ retirees more heavily than other cohorts as they have greater exposure to items that have gone up more. Other research suggests a slightly younger group aged 55-64 has the largest share of household wealth of any age bracket and collectively spend more t... read more>
Marital Bliss - How Long Does it Last?

Marital Bliss - How Long Does it Last?

Thirty years by one measure is life in prison. It's also the magic anniversary when Australian married couples are statistically at their happiest. The Australian Unity Wellbeing Index research has previously busted other marriage myths by stating that the first year after the wedding can be the unhappiest! Now they challenge another preconception, but what's your experience? Will it, or ... read more>
How Can We Continue to Age Healthily?

How Can We Continue to Age Healthily?

If there's one dream we may all aspire towards, it is to age healthily. This doesn't have to mean living to 100 years old, but it does suggest a greater independence and control. We often think the key to this kingdom must involve more exercise, less food and a lucky roll of the dice when it comes to our genes. But research in Australia shows the crucial factors aren’t strict regimes or m... read more>