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Home truths about living longer

Noel Whittaker We're in our late 70s and hope to last at least another 10 years but fear the only way to avoid outliving our savings is to sell our home.

YOUR QUESTIONS

Getting your dough to rise a tricky business

George Cochrane There is nothing to stop you converting a super pension back to the accumulation phase.

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A fix over flat

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Noel Whittaker We are hoping to move my mother into our granny flat and sell her house. Will her pension be affected?

YOUR QUESTIONS

Inheritance best put towards new home

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George Cochrane If the economy continues to grow we can only assume that so will property prices.

SUPER POWER

Magnify those savings

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John Collett Worried your super savings won’t last the distance? Here are some great tips for making your nest egg shine.

ASK NOEL

Should old cars count as assets in pension sums?

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Noel Whittaker Why is Centrelink including our two old cars and small boat when assessing our pension eligibility?

YOUR QUESTIONS

Get cracking on exit plan

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George Cochrane I was wondering if it is wise to stay with the MTAA or at least separate our eggs into two baskets?

PENSION

No waffle: Belgium's king says $1.3m not enough

In this Dec. 24, 2011 file photo, Belgium's King Albert II delivers his traditional Christmas speech at the Royal Palace in Brussels. Belgium's King Albert stepped down last summer, seeing his funding fall from 11.5 million euros ($15.4 million) to 923,000. Newspapers said the king had sent out feelers for more taxpayer funds to meet costs, and the government was quick to refuse. (AP Photo/Yves Logghe, file)

Philippe Siuberski Belgium's former king is finding it hard to live in a style befitting an ex-monarch on his $A1.3 million pension, and is seeking a royal pay rise.

YOUR QUESTIONS

Path to retirement

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George Cochrane Focus on enjoying your money, rather than leaving it to younger relatives.

When to start saving for retirement

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Christopher Niesche Retirement seems a long way off for the average 30-year-old, but experts says it's important to get into the savings habit early.

How to retire in tough times

Shirley White

Sue Hoban It looks good in the brochures - but what is the reality of retirement?

Top position within reach

Money

Barbara Drury It might not feel like it to retirees who are in the trenches battling the ravages of the global financial crisis but Australia's retirement income system is one of the best in the world.