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My Comfortable Retirement

What does this mean? Every three months, an organisation known as the Association of Superannuation Funds of Australia (ASFA)  produces research providing details of how much a ...
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Tree change, sea change, or stay in the big smoke?

Back in the early 1980’s when my parents retired, it was not uncommon to move away from the traditional home base and stake out a small claim in a sleepy coastal enclave or a ...
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A bit nostalgic

One thing that is certain is that the older we get, the more memories we have – both good and some not-so-good. As we are now into the last month of summer, I couldn’t help but ...
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Change and depression in later years?

I have been a resident of the Gold Coast for over 40 years and during this time I have witnessed enormous change - some of it good, some not so good.  The most frustrating ...
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What is retirement?

I realise we have spoken about this topic on many occasions, however, I plan to take a slightly different approach this time and provide some useful information to readers who ...
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Downsizer Contributions – value for some is questionable!

In November 2017, legislation was passed that will allow certain individuals who sell their main residence to contribute up to $300,000 of the sale proceeds to superannuation ...
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Should life be this hard?

Have you ever tried to change your bank, electricity supplier or phone/internet provider? Why is it just so hard?
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2018 – a better year?

I try to start every year with optimism and hope as I am sure most people do. We all want a kinder and more understanding world, but in most circumstances this is beyond our ...
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