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Grandchildren – yes, I am that old!

I have become a grandfather for the third time in the last week. My beautiful daughter gave birth to a very healthy 3kg boy, Edward Kyle. Very English I know - her wonderful ...
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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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Happy New Year 2019

I have been back at work for just over a week and I’ve enjoyed my Christmas New Year break immensely. In fact, probably a little too much as it did take all week to adjust my ...
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The uncertainty of retirement

A couple of weeks back, I wrote about the possible changes we could see to superannuation if the ALP is elected to Government at the next Federal Election - expected to be ...
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Insurance - protecting what you have

General insurance is a “boring” subject and not a matter we have discussed much over the last few years of Realise Your Dream, however, protecting what you have is just as ...
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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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Change for good or change for the sake of change?

With the rather significant swing against the Coalition at last weekends’ by-election in the Sydney seat of Wentworth, we turn our attention to next year’s Federal Election, ...
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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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More from Vietnam

A couple of weeks back I posted a blog covering some of the learnings and experiences from a recent trip to a conference in Hanoi. This week, I thought I would share the key ...
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Dealing with the unexpected

Life has a habit of throwing us a curve ball every now and then – something unexpected appears out of the blue and we have to deal with it. Mark recently wrote about his ...
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