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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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Merry Christmas!

Christmas is always a good time to look back over the year that was. During this last 12 months, we have written numerous blogs covering a wide range of topics which we hoped ...
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Older Australians and their housing dilemma

As we approach another Christmas, perhaps it is time to reflect on those members of our community that are doing it tough. Sadly, the number of older Australians affected by ...
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Christmas - again so soon!

We all know that from a physics and time perspective, there is always a period of 12 months between Christmas celebrations - unless you also like to celebrate Christmas in July ...
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Downsizing - is it for you?

Over the past six months, I have been receiving a lot of calls and emails from financial planners asking about the ability of people who sell their family home to contribute ...
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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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Time flies when you are having fun!

Last week, I was looking back over the archives and noticed that Realise Your Dream has just had its fourth anniversary. The first post was published in 9 October 2014. This is ...
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