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Should super be increased?

There is currently a debate going on around whether the government should delay or cease future increases in the rate of superannuation guarantee contributions beyond the ...
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Tour de France - A truly magnificent event for some?

If you are a regular reader you may already be aware, I am a middle-aged man who enjoys wearing lycra – MAMIL (Middle-Aged Man in Lycra).  I will very quickly point out that ...
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Retirement - Don't wait to live until you retire

“Retirement at 65 is ridiculous. When I was 65, I still had pimples” George Burns (1896 – 1996)
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Home

Home sweet home. There is no place like home. Home is where the heart is. Home is shelter from the storm - all types of storms. The quotes about home are endless, but I believe ...
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What is Deeming and is it time for a change?

Over the last couple of weeks, you may have seen several articles in the media suggesting to the government that as a result of the recent cuts in the official interest rates ...
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Is it possible to achieve a comfortable retirement lifestyle?

On many occasions in the past we have written about aspiring to enjoy a comfortable retirement lifestyle and perhaps, at the start of a new financial year, this is a topic ...
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The End of Financial Year is Coming Fast

This year, the last day of the financial year will be next Sunday. Just how quickly has the last year gone?
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Retirement - exciting and a little scary?

In a couple of months, I will turn 63, a year closer to my retirement.
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What is it like to live in poverty?

I have been putting off writing this blog for a while but somehow, I feel there is a story here that needs to be told. I recently heard of a lady in her late 50’s saying how ...
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Powers of Attorney – A quick lesson and overview?

A power of attorney is a formal document giving another person the authority to make personal and/or financial decisions on your behalf. There are two types of powers of ...
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