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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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What does the election result mean for our super?

Against the odds and the predictions of both pre-election polling and the commentary of so many media “experts”, the Coalition looks set to return to government following the ...
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I just got a confusing letter from my super fund

In May 2019, superannuation fund trustees started writing to selected members of their funds informing them the insurance cover held in their super account may be cancelled. ...
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Apparently, there is an election coming up!

By now I would imagine that most readers are tiring of the up-coming election. The media is having a field day reporting on every waking moment in the lives of our key ...
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Things retirees fear

Recently I was having coffee with a friend. While we were talking, he asked me a rather unusual question. That question was: ‘What did I think people approaching retirement, ...
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Another Federal Budget

Well, another Federal Budget has been delivered to the Australian public. On 2 April 2019, The Hon Josh Frydenberg delivered his first  Budget as Federal Treasurer. The good ...
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Is Transition to Retirement Still Viable?

As many readers will be aware, legally getting access to superannuation before retirement can be rather difficult. But, back in 2005 things were made just a little easier.
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Time for a quick check-up

Superannuation is not something we usually give a great deal of thought to, particularly if retirement is 10 years or more away. But perhaps it is worth investing a few moments ...
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Pensioners living in million-dollar homes!

As many readers will be aware, the family home is exempt from means testing for Social Security benefits, including the age pension. But this hasn’t always been the case.
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Health Insurance – a dark science?

Each year on 1 April, the premiums for private health insurance increase. It is just part of the annual cycle; however, I don’t see the joke - the date being April Fool’s Day!
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