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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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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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Reflections on last week's blog

I have just been reading though the article Mark published last week. 
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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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Minimum pension payments

If you have an account-based pension, or an allocated pension as they were called before 1 July 2007, you will be familiar with the need to draw a prescribed minimum level of ...
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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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What does Coronavirus mean for my retirement savings?

If we look back over the past 30 years or so, there have been a number of occasions when the sharemarket has taken a tumble resulting in the retirement savings of many ...
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What a difference a month makes...

As a regular reader you would know that at the end of February my partner and I flew to Sydney to pick up our beautiful campervan.
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A Christmas Present from Treasury

In September 2019, the federal government announced a review into Australia’s Retirement Income System.
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How much money do I waste? The amount is frightening.

Peter and I have often written about how much you need in retirement to live a comfortable life.
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