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A few simple questions for a would-be investor?

Realise your Dream is not a blog which provides investment advice for the retiree or future retiree.
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My two cents to stay Motivated!

Motivation – according to the Oxford dictionary it is a reason or reasons for acting or behaving in a particular way or more importantly a desire or willingness to do ...
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Commonwealth Seniors Health Card – Am I eligible?

We are aware that for a person to be eligible for the age pension, their assets and income need to be below the relevant thresholds and of course they need to reach the ...
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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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