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Strategies to manage your debt, leading up to and during your retirement

Whilst many of you are hoping to retire by the age of 65, statistics are showing that a quarter of the Australian population are delaying their retirement.

Research undertaken by the ABS, in relation to Retirement and Retirement Intentions, has highlighted a significant shift in society. Their research found that in 2004 only 8% of people aged 45 and over intended to retire later than age 65. In comparison, 23% of people surveyed in 2015 intended to retire later than the age of 65.

The survey revealed that the main reason people will be delaying their retirement is lack of financial security (25% for women and 40%for men). A substantial 53% of people surveyed stated they expect to rely on super, annuity or allocated pension as their primary source of income in retirement.

These trends look set to continue given Australians currently have one of the highest rate of debt in the world.

So what can we do to change this? What can we do to not only increase cash flow, but to also reduce your debt in an attempt to help you live the lifestyle you wish in retirement?

Preparation for retirement

If you are starting to think about retirement, with a minimum of 3-5 years to go, here are a few thing to consider:

Living In retirement

Are you already retired? Here are some suggestions to make your money last longer:

Next Step

It can be complex, and take considerable time, to research strategies to reduce debt and increase cash flow in retirement.  If you would like help with working out which strategies will work for you, you can contact us on 9317 7300.  We can help.

All pre-retirement and retired clients meet personally with Paul Baggetta. As a qualified Taxation Accountant and Financial Planner, Paul Baggetta helps his clients work towards retiring well and living well in retirement.

 

Source: AMP

1,2 6238.0 – Retirement and Retirement Intentions, Australia, July 2014 to June 2015: http://www.abs.gov.au/ausstats/abs%40.nsf/mediareleasesbyCatalogue/C01D5E3F3A934E99CA257F80001564DE?OpenDocument

3 AMP.NATSEM Income and Wealth Report, Buy now, pay later: Household debt in Australia, December 2015, p6.

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Paul Baggetta is the Founder & Principal of Baggetta & Co. Paul Baggetta has been a Taxation Accountant since 1981, a Financial Planner since 1998, and in 1993 qualified as a Real Estate Licensee, holding a Triennial Certificate (currently not trading) and operated his own Real Estate business for property investment clients for over 5 years as a second business.

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