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Age Pension Update - July 2019

On the 1st of July the age pension asset and income thresholds increased, in addition to the increase in these thresholds the levels at which the deeming rates of interest are ...
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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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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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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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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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Winter – colder and darker – a blessing?

For some people Winter can come as a relief after a long and hot summer – not me. I am not saying I don’t enjoy the change in season. I am just not a fan of the downside to ...
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Aged Care Revisited

I continued to ask on a very regular basis both inside and outside my work environment about the complexities of residential aged care. So, I thought I would take ...
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Yes, we have an Election – 18th May

Last week, Prime Minister Scott Morrison called the election we all knew we had to have. We will officially go to the polls on 18th May. I am not going to discuss the policies ...
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Change is not a dirty word!

We are often told change is constant, and I think that we all recognize that this is a fact of life. This constant change is, I am sure, the reason why we are sometimes tired, ...
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