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What is… the Disability Support Pension?

The Australian government, through the Department of Social Services, provides a range of payments and income support benefits to Australians in need.
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How much can I contribute to super?

It is 10:15AM on a Thursday morning.
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Can I practice what I preach?

For the last 10 years, and after writing countless articles discussing preparing for retirement, actual retirement, and living in retirement, I have decided that now is the ...
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Show me the money!

Regular readers of this blog will recall we have spoken about the ASFA[1] Retirement Standard in the past.
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How many super accounts should I have?

Australians are notorious for having multiple superannuation accounts.
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A cautionary tale

I was recently flipping through the “sold” pages on a well-known real estate website being curious to see what sort of prices houses in my little corner of south-east ...
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To Airbnb or not?

You have retired, you are not keen on downsizing your home as it holds many fond memories, all the necessary conveniences are close by, you feel safe, and you have known your ...
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Living in retirement

Retirement is a stage of life that many people look forward to and a handful of people try to avoid it at all costs.One of the significant concerns that many have when staring ...
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Aged Care – the process

As we age the prospect of residential aged care starts to become more of an issue – one that we all hope to avoid. I am sure for those of us who have parents in residential ...
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Did you know?

One of the questions that has been coming across my desk a lot lately relates to the ability to carry forward the unused portion of a concessional contribution cap. How can you ...
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