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Should super be increased?

There is currently a debate going on around whether the government should delay or cease future increases in the rate of superannuation guarantee contributions beyond the ...
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Tour de France - A truly magnificent event for some?

If you are a regular reader you may already be aware, I am a middle-aged man who enjoys wearing lycra – MAMIL (Middle-Aged Man in Lycra).  I will very quickly point out that ...
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Retirement - Don't wait to live until you retire

“Retirement at 65 is ridiculous. When I was 65, I still had pimples” George Burns (1896 – 1996)
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What is it like to live in poverty?

I have been putting off writing this blog for a while but somehow, I feel there is a story here that needs to be told. I recently heard of a lady in her late 50’s saying how ...
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Powers of Attorney – A quick lesson and overview?

A power of attorney is a formal document giving another person the authority to make personal and/or financial decisions on your behalf. There are two types of powers of ...
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Winter – colder and darker – a blessing?

For some people Winter can come as a relief after a long and hot summer – not me. I am not saying I don’t enjoy the change in season. I am just not a fan of the downside to ...
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I just got a confusing letter from my super fund

In May 2019, superannuation fund trustees started writing to selected members of their funds informing them the insurance cover held in their super account may be cancelled. ...
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Things retirees fear

Recently I was having coffee with a friend. While we were talking, he asked me a rather unusual question. That question was: ‘What did I think people approaching retirement, ...
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Aged Care Revisited

I continued to ask on a very regular basis both inside and outside my work environment about the complexities of residential aged care. So, I thought I would take ...
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Yes, we have an Election – 18th May

Last week, Prime Minister Scott Morrison called the election we all knew we had to have. We will officially go to the polls on 18th May. I am not going to discuss the policies ...
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