Tagged: planning

The cost of residential care

It’s common to say that retirement is U-shaped – you spend a lot of money at the start of your retirement, while you’ve still got your health and you’re enjoying your new-found free time....

Certainty and the turkey problem

We all take lessons from the past and apply these to making predictions about the future. This is both appropriate and necessary in many situations. The difficulty is that sometimes the lessons we learn...

Planning for multiple futures

Apple recently celebrated the 10th anniversary of the announcement of the iPhone.  The iPhone, and smart phones as we know them, are now so pervasive and central to the lives of so many that...

What are the odds?

Let’s face it: if you’re in your late twenties or in your thirties, the odds that you will die in a given year are fairly low. According to the Australian Life Tables 2005-2007 published...