How to build your happiest life after work

Want to enjoy your retirement more? Yes, healthy finances can definitely help, but just as important is making sure your mind and body are in tip-top shape. Here are some tips on how to build a happy life after work and set yourself up for financial security in your later years.

In this article, we'll explore:

  1. Fostering healthy relationships
  2. Improving physical and mental well-being
  3. Securing your financial future
  4. Seeking advice from an expert — at no extra cost to you.*

Healthy relationships

Staying connected is crucial for a fulfilling life after work. Whether it’s through family, friends or community, these connections matter more than ever. Here are some ways you can continue to connect and maintain your sense of purpose:

  • Book clubs: Discuss the latest best-sellers while meeting fellow book-lovers.
  • Gardening: Get your hands dirty and nurture bonds with others over a shared love of nature and fresh produce.
  • Fitness groups: From walking clubs to yoga classes, stay active and grow connections with like-minded individuals.
  • Pursue your hobbies: Painting, knitting, woodworking — whatever your interests, you can bond with others who share your passions.
  • Volunteer: Make meaningful connections while contributing to a cause you care about.

Healthy mind, healthy body 

We care about making sure your retirement is a healthy one. That’s why as a CareSuper member, you have access to Metlife 360Health — an award-winning online health and well-being service. Plus, if you have a partner or children, they can access the service at no extra cost as well.

Through the Metlife 360Health app, you can chat with Australian-based health professionals about your mental health, nutrition, fitness and recovery support, and receive expert medical opinions from clinicians.

Download the app

It’s easy to get the help you need through Metlife 360Health. Just log in to your 360Health Virtual Care app and start a service today.

Secure your financial future

While money alone doesn’t guarantee happiness, financial security provides peace of mind and a sense of freedom and security, particularly in retirement. 

Ways to grow your super

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If you think your super could do with a boost, contributing to your super can help — and you could also save on tax!

See some examples of how contributing to your super before-tax and after-tax can help you build your super over the long term.

There’s an event to suit you — from strategies to save you tax to preparing emotionally for retirement, register for an interactive webinar today.

By focusing on these key areas — fostering relationships, making sure you’re healthy of mind and body, and securing your financial future — you can live a long and happy life, filled with joy, purpose, and peace of mind.

Speak with an expert

Remember, we’re here to support you every step of the way on your journey to happiness and retirement confidence. Speaking with a financial planner about your super can help you achieve your financial goals sooner.*

Plus, if your finances are broader than super, you can also get in touch with a specialist financial planner who can help.^ 

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We’re here to support you and build your retirement confidence. Call us on 1300 360 149 or get in touch online.

Information correct as at 20 May 2024.

*Financial advice obtained over the phone, or through MemberOnline, is provided by Mercer Financial Advice (Australia) Pty Ltd (MFAAPL) ABN 76 153 168 293, Australian Financial Services Licence #411766.

^Advice is provided by one of our financial planners who are Authorised Representatives of Industry Funds Services Limited (IFS). IFS is responsible for any advice given to you by its Authorised Representatives. Industry Fund Services Limited ABN 54 007 016 195 AFSL 232514.

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