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Welcome to the first edition of Retire Aware. We wanted to create a newsletter that provides guidance and insights that helps you, as a valued client, make confident financial decisions and navigate periods of change.

  • In this first edition, our Head of Investments, Michael Winchester, shares his perspective on the recent market volatility and the economic outlook, including what may be ahead of us in 2023. 
  • Given the impacts on the cost of living, we’ve also included an overview of positive legislative changes that may be relevant for you to discuss with your planner at your next appointment. 
  • For those of you looking to keep busy, connected and earning a little extra money, we have included information on casual work options – also termed ‘side hustles’.

Enjoy the edition.

The outlook

What rising inflation means for investments and retirement strategies

Michael Winchester, Aware Super’s Head of Investment Strategy, provides his view on what’s driving the shift in markets and inflation. He discusses why it’s important to avoid short-term thinking with investment strategies.

Plus, Michael highlights the importance of coming back for a review with your adviser given the volatility in markets and rising cost of living.

What's new

Discover how new legislation could benefit people pre and post retirement

Iby Ibrahim, our Advice Strategy Expert, explains some of the recent legislative changes and who they apply to.

There's something for people 55 years and over, self-funded retirees and those on a pension.

Inspiration and tips

Top side hustles to boost your income

With the rapidly increasing cost of living, side hustles have become a popular option to boost income. In this article we take a closer look at potential options and the benefits of working in retirement.

Expert advice is always here to help you

As an Aware Super client you have access to a range of dedicated support and services to help create your next chapter with confidence and guide you throughout your retirement.

Estate planning

Our estate planning specialists can help with your estate planning needs.

  • A will and powers of attorney 
  • Guardianship directives for medical and health decisions 
  • Making the right nominations for super  

Aged care specialists

Whether you’re looking at aged care for yourself, a parent or a loved one, our aged care specialists can guide you through the financial complexities.

Our insurance specialists can provide personalised advice to help you determine how much insurance cover you need and what types of policies are right for you.

If you would like to discuss these services with your financial planner, call 1800 620 305 to book your next review appointment.

Important information

This is general information only and does not take into account your specific objectives, financial situation or needs. Seek professional financial advice, consider your own circumstances and read our Financial Services Guide, any relevant product disclosure statement & Target Market Determination, before making a decision. Call us or visit our website for a copy. 

Issued by Aware Financial Services Australia Limited (ABN 86 003 742 756, AFSL No. 238430), wholly owned by Aware Super (ABN 53 226 460 365) whose trustee is Aware Super Pty Ltd (ABN 11 118 202 672, AFSL 293340).