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Around four years ago, my husband took me out for a drink one night, and he had big news to impart. I was concerned that his news could be that he was ill, or had decided to leave our marriage or change careers. However it was none of the above …

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Is retirement a thing of the past in Australia? Do we need and/or want to work more years? Is Government policy pushing us in that direction? These are some of the retirement trends canvassed in David Kennedy’s new book “End of the Retirement Age: Embracing the pursuit of …

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Becoming grey nomads is a popular retirement activity, but was it for us we wondered? A guest post by Estelle from What’s on Watsons. We retired in 2016. For us as a couple, retirement has been a massive period of change. Not only have we retired we have …

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David is 58 years old and Gill 48. It is just on two and a half years since David retired as a management professional, or as he describes it, started his ‘gap decade’. Gill continues to work full-time in a busy senior management role. David and Gill are tertiary …

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Budgeting, it sounds so boring doesn’t it? Keeping receipts, entering them into a spreadsheet …..yawn. At Retiring not Shy! we are very aware that retirement is about much more than money. However, money is an essential tool in our lives which allows us to do many things which bring …

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It’s the end of July as I write this post and Rowan and I are both proud to say that we were ‘Dry in July’. We didn’t actually sign up and ask for sponsorship, we really did this for ourselves; as a personal challenge. Call us crazy but …

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The Wheel of Life is the perfect tool for planning your retirement. Answer the questions, ‘How is my life now?’ and ‘How do I want to be?’ and you are on your way. The Wheel is a great tool for both evaluating your current level of …

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We started planning the details of our retirement over 10 years ago and it would be fair to say we are still planning for it – learning from our mistakes and leveraging our successes. Although there are matters for serious consideration, we also have some fun along the way. There is …

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