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Retirement - exciting and a little scary?

In a couple of months, I will turn 63, a year closer to my retirement.
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Carers – a blessing

As we age our bodies and minds start to become a little feebler. No doubt, we will find that we are relying on care provided by relatives, our partners or by the government in ...
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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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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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Compound Interest - the most powerful force in the universe!

When saving for a long-term goal, such as retirement, is it better to save small amounts for a long time, perhaps saving when we can ill-afford to, or waiting until later in ...
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Superannuation death benefits - do you know where yours will go?

Unfortunately, this blog is not a happy one. But it covers a very important subject. Over recent weeks I have had what seems an abnormal number of questions from advisers ...
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A few interesting resources

I thought I would start the new financial year by looking at something a little different. Today access to information is at an unprecedented level. Never before in the history ...
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My comfortable retirement - part. 2

You may recall I wrote a blog a number of weeks ago outlining my ambitious plans for retirement.  Part of this plan was an intention to live the life of a nomad for 12 months ...
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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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