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Powers of Attorney – A quick lesson and overview?

A power of attorney is a formal document giving another person the authority to make personal and/or financial decisions on your behalf. There are two types of powers of ...
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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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Aged Care Revisited

I continued to ask on a very regular basis both inside and outside my work environment about the complexities of residential aged care. So, I thought I would take ...
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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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Is it time to apply for the aged pension? Pt. 2

Some weeks ago, I wrote a blog called ‘Is it time to apply for an age pension?’, which looked at the complexities and frustration of the application process. Some readers have ...
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Is it time to apply for the age pension?

On 1 February 2019, many people will turn 65 years and 6 months. You may be asking why is this important? For most of us, this date will mean very little, however, for those ...
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Royal Commission – do we need another?

If you are a regular reader of this blog, you would know I have been in Vietnam for the last few weeks, blissfully ignorant for a short period of time of all the dramas which ...
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The Budget - what does it all mean?

Last night was a very late night as I worked my way through hundreds of pages of budget documents produced by Treasury.
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Age Pension and the question of residency

As readers of the blog will know that to qualify for an age pension, you first need to reach the necessary qualifying age - which now can depend on the year you were born.
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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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