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Stereotyping Retirement (Income)

One of the dangers in life is the tendency to stereotype people, money, and the more esoteric things that make up our lives.
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Are you on F.I.R.E.?

This is probably not a very sensitive title for a blog, given the very vivid memories of the bushfires that devastated many parts of Australia this time last year. However, ...
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The year that was 2020

As Christmas approaches and the beginning of another year looms, I always think it is a good time to look back on the last 12 months and review ambitions for the next year.
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Redundancy and Retirement

Within a couple of months of your planned retirement date, the company who employs you decides to make you redundant and hand you a redundancy payout. The extra $40,000 to ...
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Unexpected expenses - be prepared

In preparing for my retirement, I have been very conscious of the need to understand exactly what my ongoing living expenses will be. What are the absolute necessary costs I ...
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Age Pension - will there be an increase?

On 20 March and 20 September of each year, the age pension rates are increased.
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Getting things in order

I spend my days working closely with financial advisers as they help their clients get their affairs into some sort of order.
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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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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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I’ve lost my job…what’s my next step?

I read with a great deal of concern that, as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic’s effect on our economy, between 1.9 and 3.4 million Australians could lose their jobs or have ...
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