Useful Resources

There is a lot of retirement information available; it is difficult to navigate it all. We have included some helpful, mostly government, link resources. We are located in Australia and most references are appropriate to that location. We encourage you to research similar sites in your state/territory/country of residence.

Trying to figure out how much money you will have to retire on?

https://www.moneysmart.gov.au/tools-and-resources/calculators-and-apps/retirement-planner

Common types of investment scams: be wary, and research before signing up.

https://www.scamwatch.gov.au/types-of-scams/jobs-investment/investment-schemes

Looking for information on superannuation?

http://www.superguru.com.au/

Super Guru is an independent website that helps you understand and maximise your superannuation. It is a site for Australians of all ages and stages of their life, whether you’re studying, working, have kids or retiring.

Considering a self-managed superannuation fund (SMSF)?

https://www.ato.gov.au/Super/Self-managed-super-funds/

https://www.moneysmart.gov.au/superannuation-and-retirement/self-managed-super-fund-smsf

http://www.asx.com.au/education/shares-education.htm

https://www.ato.gov.au/General/Tax-planning/Tax-avoidance-schemes/Super-Scheme-Smart/

Thinking of moving into a retirement village?

http://www.consumer.vic.gov.au/retire

Key things to think about before you choose a retirement village in Victoria; tips to help you compare villages and questions to ask the management.

http://www.consumer.vic.gov.au/housing-and-accommodation/retirement-villages

Whether you are choosing, living in, or leaving a retirement village, our information will help you make the right decisions.

Wanting to know more about aged care options?

https://www.agedcarereportcard.com.au/

Aged Care Report Card gives you first hand insight into the quality and care levels of your local aged care accommodation and senior care services.

Wondering if you might be eligible for a part or full pension and/or Commonwealth Seniors Health Card?

http://www.humanservices.gov.au/customer/services/centrelink/age-pension

http://www.humanservices.gov.au/customer/services/centrelink/commonwealth-seniors-health-card

Need to know more about the various state and territory Seniors Cards?

http://www.australia.gov.au/content/seniors-card

Looking for other ways to save money?

Simple Savings has been helping people claw their way out of debt and enjoy a better quality of life for more than a decade.

https://www.simplesavings.com.au/

Traveling – stay safe

http://smartraveller.gov.au/Pages/default.aspx

The Smart Traveller website is a must if you are planning an overseas trip. Register on the site so you can be tracked and supported should disaster happen. The site also has lots of really useful information on your destination/s including entry and exit requirements, driving licence requirements etc.

Looking for employment opportunities 

http://olderworkers.com.au/

Olderworkers – Australia’s only national job board connecting older job seekers with age-friendly employers. All job listings are from age-friendly employers looking for older workers. Experience, reliability, strong work ethic and mentoring skills are just some of the huge benefits older workers bring to an organisation. .