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Retirement – do not look back with anger!

Nearly every Saturday at 11.30am, Donna (my partner), Scout (my dog) and I visit my mum in the aged care facility where she now resides.
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An overview of the latest changes to the COVID-19 Stimulus

When the coronavirus pandemic made its presence felt in Australia, the Government introduced a multi-billion-dollar package of stimulus measures designed to assist individuals ...
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Commonwealth Seniors Health Card – Do I qualify?

The Commonwealth Seniors Health Card (CSHC) is a concession card issued to a person who is old enough, but not entitled, to receive either an age pension or a Veterans Affairs ...
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Age limit for super contributions extended

From 1 July 2020, the age limit for making voluntary contributions to super was increased.
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Aged Care – it’s complicated. And emotional.

It is not unique story and I am sure happens on a regular basis. I would like to tell you this story as it highlights the complexities of aged care and the financial and ...
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What to consider before you apply for early access to Super

You may have already read the articles we’ve published on this topic (1 April and 29 April), which discussed the ability of eligible people to access up to $20,000 from their ...
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Aged Care - is your accommodation deposit refundable?

In my role as National Technical Manager at Centrepoint Alliance, I answer people’s questions.
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Minimum pension payments

If you have an account-based pension, or an allocated pension as they were called before 1 July 2007, you will be familiar with the need to draw a prescribed minimum level of ...
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The Simple Things

On Sunday morning I went to my local café and had breakfast. I am a little old fashioned when it comes to my breakfast – scrambled eggs, a slice of sourdough and bacon, which I ...
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Account based pensions and the age pension

Last week I was asked if the rate of Centrelink or Department of Veterans’ Affairs age pension would increase if the amount being paid from an account-based pension reduced?
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