Georgie’s story: Freedom to make all the right choices
Since retiring, I wonder how I ever had time to work. There just aren’t enough hours in the day for what I want to do — being with family and friends and exploring around Perth and overseas. I have a great life so it’s good to be giving to other people with my volunteer work for Lifeline Crisis Support. It’s intense but very rewarding.
Before I started my Transition to Retirement (TTR) pension, I was worried about having enough super to make choices after leaving work. There’s no point living until 90 if you’re not going to enjoy it and money can make all the difference. Plus, I want to make sure my two daughters are looked after and help them get into their first home.
By following advice from my StatePlus planner, Roxanne, I was making a huge boost to my super in my last five years at work. It felt fantastic knowing I would have a good quality of life in retirement instead of just existing. It’s well worth seeking advice like I did, because it’s just so important to know you’ll have choices when you retire. You can just slow down and appreciate things that matter.
To read more about Georgie’s TTR strategy, download this factsheet.