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Changing social attitudes towards senior workers is fuelling a rise in the retirement age, says Terry Rawnsley, director or demographics and urban economics at accountants KPMG.

Why we are choosing to work longer

The largest increase in any long-term compounding investment, including your superannuation fund, comes right at the end of the period.

  • by Noel Whittaker

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Are government bonds still a viable investment if interest rates rise?

If official interest rates rise, a bond, which has a fixed interest rate, would become less valuable, as there would be higher-yielding bonds available.

Noel Whittaker
Noel Whittaker

Money columnist

Benefits of participating in a share buyback

An “on-market” buyback, where a company buys shares on the sharemarket and cancels them, typically results in less issued shares, hopefully boosting future dividends per share.

George Cochrane

Be aware of beneficiary needs when leaving shares as an inheritance

Death does not trigger Capital Gains Tax – the liabilities are carried forward to the beneficiaries and are only triggered if or when they dispose of the assets bequeathed.

Noel Whittaker
Noel Whittaker

Money columnist

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