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Are you on F.I.R.E.?

This is probably not a very sensitive title for a blog, given the very vivid memories of the bushfires that devastated many parts of Australia this time last year. However, ...
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The year that was 2020

As Christmas approaches and the beginning of another year looms, I always think it is a good time to look back on the last 12 months and review ambitions for the next year.
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Yet another review!

Back before the world was turned upside down by COVID-19, the Government announced they were implementing a review of Australia’s retirement income system.
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Aged Care costs. Can I help? Be careful (part 2)

A very quick recap on part 1.
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It is just me?

Is it just me, or have I been caught up in a something that affects others of my age?
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Age Care Costs. Can I help? Be careful.

I have discussed Aged Care costs in several Realise Your Dream articles, but questions on funding the entry and ongoing costs still do arise.
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Maximising retirement savings

It is generally accepted that, for most people, superannuation is the “go-to” preferred structure for retirement savings. It is convenient, tax-advantaged and most ...
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Redundancy and Retirement

Within a couple of months of your planned retirement date, the company who employs you decides to make you redundant and hand you a redundancy payout. The extra $40,000 to ...
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The bane of my life

Anyone who knows me will know that I absolutely detest telemarketers – those people who phone me the very moment I sit down in front of my TV at the end of a long day at the ...
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What is the Commonwealth Seniors Health Care Card?

I am often asked what the Commonwealth Seniors Health Care Card (CSHC) is, what the benefits are for a card holder, and how to apply?
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