Parents drain retirement funds to support adult children

The Struggles of Millennials and Gen Z Are Wiping Out Parents’ Retirement Funds There’s a strong financial narrative running through Australian society at the moment. And, for the younger generations – i.e. younger Millennials and older members of Gen Z – this narrative is not a good one. Let’s take home ownership as an example […]

Shared Appreciation Mortgages

Funding retirement: analysing Shared Appreciation Mortgages According to the Association of Superannuation Funds of Australia (ASFA), retirees need to access around 70% of their pre-retirement income in order to live comfortably. Unfortunately, most Australians are not achieving this figure, and are falling 40% below this benchmark on average. For the average Australian, this shortfall is […]

Annuities – fixed, variable, market-linked

Funding retirement: analysing Fixed, Variable and Market-Linked Annuities Planning for the future and securing a great quality of life post-retirement are common concerns for Australians. As we get older, these concerns become increasingly pressing, and many Australians find themselves struggling to fund their retirement and maintain the quality of life they have grown used to. […]

Retirement Interest Only Mortgages

Funding retirement: Retirement Interest Only mortgages A large number of Australians do not have enough money saved to fund a comfortable retirement. According to the Association of Superannuation Funds of Australia (ASFA), Australians need 70% of their annual pre-retirement income during retirement – with the average Australian falling 40% below this benchmark. Australian retirees do have wealth – it’s […]

The last great remaining untapped asset class

For the typical retiree, the equity built up in the family home will be, more often than not, their most valuable financial asset – this represents a pool of previously untapped capital that could be accessed to fund retirement and aged care needs.