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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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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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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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Carers – a blessing

As we age our bodies and minds start to become a little feebler. No doubt, we will find that we are relying on care provided by relatives, our partners or by the government in ...
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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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Has the decluttering bug bitten?

I am not sure if it is just us, but over the Christmas holiday period, my wife, Kerry and I decided to do a bit of decluttering.
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Grandchildren – yes, I am that old!

I have become a grandfather for the third time in the last week. My beautiful daughter gave birth to a very healthy 3kg boy, Edward Kyle. Very English I know - her wonderful ...
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What will 2019 hold?

As we stand on the threshold of a New Year we may be tempted to think about what the year ahead has in store. Somehow, I think that 2019 will be a big year but whether this is ...
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