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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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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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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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An email to Henry

Last week I had a call from a colleague and friend, let’s call him Henry (not his real name). Henry is a financial planner working in suburban Sydney. For the past couple of ...
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When modest doesn't cut it

Regular readers of our blog will be familiar with the work that the Association of Superannuation Funds of Australia (ASFA) does in producing quarterly estimates of just how ...
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Anzac Day – a short and important history

ANZAC Day, as we are all aware, is a national day of remembrance in both Australia and New Zealand that broadly commemorates all Australians and New Zealanders who served and ...
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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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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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