Julie Pearce

Seven of the oldest Australian pubs still pulling beers today

Seven of the oldest Australian pubs still pulling beers today

With British pubs being hubs of social gatherings back home, it was inevitable that the hotel trade in colonial Australia would boom and pub...
What to do with your body after you die

What to do with your body after you die

Talking about what to do with your body after you die may bring a dinner party to an awkward end.  
Sleep well, insomnia

Sleep well, insomnia

One of life’s more frustrating opportunities is having the time and a place to sleep, but not being able to.
How to choose a Power of Attorney when it’s not your spouse

How to choose a Power of Attorney when it’s not your spouse

Sadly, there may come a time in your life when you are no longer able to make decisions about your life.
How to prepare to stay fresh on long-haul travel

How to prepare to stay fresh on long-haul travel

How to prepare to stay fresh on long-haul travel Travelling on a plane, bus or train for a long-haul of more than 3 hours can get uncomforta...
Is the bum bag still relevant for safe travelling?

Is the bum bag still relevant for safe travelling?

A popular caricature of a tourist is a souvenir t-shirt donning, walking sock and sandals wearing, bum bag and camera toting cruise ship pa...
Adventure sports for adventurous over 55s

Adventure sports for adventurous over 55s

Being over 55 does not condemn you to a future of lawn bowls, aqua aerobics or croquet.
How is a lifestyle community different from a retirement village?

How is a lifestyle community different from a retirement village?

Once the kids have moved out, your once bustling home can feel empty and …a little too quiet? 
How to care for your ageing pet dog

How to care for your ageing pet dog

Humans in good health are generously granted half a century to prepare for the effects of ageing.
Travelling overseas on the age pension: what you need to know

Travelling overseas on the age pension: what you need to know

You’re revelling in having earned your retirement. You’ve found a great financial adviser that has structured your income and assets so...
Is a dog or a cat the perfect pet companion for you?

Is a dog or a cat the perfect pet companion for you?

Is the perfect pet companion for you a dog or a cat? If you plan to retire and spend most of your days out and about away from home, stop re...
Stand Up Paddle Boarding (SUP): easy, versatile and a lot of fun

Stand Up Paddle Boarding (SUP): easy, versatile and a lot of fun

Stand Up Paddle Boarding (SUP) is a fabulously portable and versatile sport. It is also a water activity that is deceptively easy to learn.
Gifting: how it can affect your Age Pension payments

Gifting: how it can affect your Age Pension payments

Gifting an early inheritance is a generous gesture and would feel very satisfying to see others enjoy.
How a mole screening could add years to your life

How a mole screening could add years to your life

With more hours of sunlight starting to stream in to your daily life, it’s time to give some potentially life extending attention to your...
A healthy smoothie a day to keep doctor visits at bay

A healthy smoothie a day to keep doctor visits at bay

More than a quarter of your daily food intake should include a variety of fresh vegetables.
Australia’s new five dollar note: your BBQ conversation starter

Australia’s new five dollar note: your BBQ conversation starter

For the first time since 1992, the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) has released a new bank note series.
A Spring Gardening Checklist for Summer BBQs

A Spring Gardening Checklist for Summer BBQs

On average Australia has just experienced its second highest rainfall on record for winter. That doesn’t necessarily mean that it’s time...
7  Christmas budgeting tips for a happier holiday season

7 Christmas budgeting tips for a happier holiday season

Your Christmas budgeting time starts now. Well Christmas is just around the corner.
How to start friendships in your 50s and 60s

How to start friendships in your 50s and 60s

Does it feel as though your social life is off taking more regular holidays now that you’re over 50?
How to say ‘no’ to requests for charitable donations

How to say ‘no’ to requests for charitable donations

There are 54,182 registered charities in Australia right now. That is one charity organisation for every 445 Australians.