Retirement Realities

  • Claire Matthews Massey University
Keywords: Retirement, retirement planning


Retirement is a time that is long anticipated by the working population, and arrives

with substantial expectations of what it will be like. A survey was undertaken to explore

the actual experiences of New Zealanders aged 65 and older. Key messages to emerge

were: most respondents were satisfied with their life in retirement; the importance of

saving for retirement; concerns around financial resources related in part to the faster

rate of increase of basic living costs relative to income; and, the risk of the unexpected.


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Author Biography

Claire Matthews, Massey University

Claire Matthews is a Senior Lecturer in Banking at the School of Economics and Finance at Massey University, New Zealand

How to Cite
Matthews, C. (2013). Retirement Realities. Applied Finance Letters, 2(1), 22-27.
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