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Age Pension - will there be an increase?

On 20 March and 20 September of each year, the age pension rates are increased.
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Maximising non-concessional super contributions

One question that comes across my desk on an almost daily basis is “how much can my client contribute to super?”
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Getting things in order - part 2

Recently I wrote an article  about how superannuation benefits are handled when a member of a superannuation fund dies. I undertook to write a follow up article that considers ...
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Aged Care - a subject we avoid...

My mum has been a resident of an aged care home for two years. I have watched the nightly reports of the deaths in aged care with a great deal of concern and fear. I know my ...
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Getting things in order

I spend my days working closely with financial advisers as they help their clients get their affairs into some sort of order.
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Aged Care – what a difference $5,000 can make?

A person’s aged care costs are generally based on their income and their assets.
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Reflections on last week's blog

I have just been reading though the article Mark published last week. 
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Retirement – do not look back with anger!

Nearly every Saturday at 11.30am, Donna (my partner), Scout (my dog) and I visit my mum in the aged care facility where she now resides.
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An overview of the latest changes to the COVID-19 Stimulus

When the coronavirus pandemic made its presence felt in Australia, the Government introduced a multi-billion-dollar package of stimulus measures designed to assist individuals ...
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Commonwealth Seniors Health Card – Do I qualify?

The Commonwealth Seniors Health Card (CSHC) is a concession card issued to a person who is old enough, but not entitled, to receive either an age pension or a Veterans Affairs ...
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