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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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Is Transition to Retirement Still Viable?

As many readers will be aware, legally getting access to superannuation before retirement can be rather difficult. But, back in 2005 things were made just a little easier.
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Change is not a dirty word!

We are often told change is constant, and I think that we all recognize that this is a fact of life. This constant change is, I am sure, the reason why we are sometimes tired, ...
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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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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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Royal Commission – do we need another?

If you are a regular reader of this blog, you would know I have been in Vietnam for the last few weeks, blissfully ignorant for a short period of time of all the dramas which ...
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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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