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How many super accounts should I have?

Australians are notorious for having multiple superannuation accounts.
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Living in retirement

Retirement is a stage of life that many people look forward to and a handful of people try to avoid it at all costs.One of the significant concerns that many have when staring ...
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Using super to buy a house

Over the last year there have been rumblings from a select group of politicians and commentators calling for changes to superannuation laws to allow Australians to access their ...
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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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