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Second Timers

Second Timers in Retirement

Reaching retirement as a second time around couple can present a number of tricky issues. Planning how to manage money in retirement is complicated enough for any couple, but throwing relationship property issues into the mix makes it even more so. The key issues for retiring second timers are: Should finances be managed separately or […]

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Spending the Kids Inheritance

Spending the Kids’ Inheritance

Successive generations always seem to be better off than the last. Our parents had a better standard of living than their parents and our children seem set to have a much more than we ever had. For that reason, most retirees don’t seem very concerned at all about leaving an inheritance. However, despite having a […]

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Countdown to Retirement

The last few years before you stop working are crucial for setting yourself up for a fantastic retirement. They need careful planning to achieve your goals. Of course, with more people now working past the age of 65 it is not always possible to plan towards a specific retirement date. Here are the most important […]

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Extraordinary Retirement

An Extraordinary Retirement

Your retirement years should be the best years of your life. With life expectancy increasing, the average person can expect to live to around 90, so retiring at 65 means you will spend over a quarter of your life not working. You can choose for that period of life to be ordinary; or you can […]

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Fifty

Top Tips for Your Fifties

Top Tips for Your Fifties Whether you plan to keep working after becoming eligible for NZ Superannuation or not, 65 still looms as the defining age for retirement, and it looms even larger in your fifties. Depending on your circumstances, the prospect of reaching 65 can lead to feelings of joy, fear or uncertainty. The […]

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Retirement Planning for Second Time Couples

Retirement Planning for Second Time Couples Retirement planning is complicated enough for any couple, but when there is a second time relationship involved, there are even more issues to consider. In many cases, for couples coming together later in life after a previous relationship there is disparity of both assets and income. The consequences of […]

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Plan for a Long Life

Plan for a Long Life When our great grandparents were born, they could expect to live on average for 55 to 60 years and it was likely they would continue working until just a few years before they died. The introduction of Government pensions was intended to provide a means for those who were too […]

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