Finance

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...
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.
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.
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 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. 
Want extra cash in your pocket every week and add value to your property?

Want extra cash in your pocket every week and add value to your property?

Granny Flats by Masterton – the cheapest property investment at the moment Granny flats can make at the moment and offers a much small...
Money in your pocket: rent out your lazy assets

Money in your pocket: rent out your lazy assets

Cutting down on expenses is not the only way to put more money in your pocket. Find out more >>
The sharing economy: smart solutions for smart seniors

The sharing economy: smart solutions for smart seniors

One night back in 2008 two men had trouble hailing a taxi. And so Uber was born.
TINY HOUSES: THE NEXT BIG THING FOR SENIORS?

TINY HOUSES: THE NEXT BIG THING FOR SENIORS?

Many people downsize when they move to a retirement home. Bette Presley, 72, took that idea to an extreme last year when she moved into her...
Retirement Living: BYO lifestyle

Retirement Living: BYO lifestyle

Many over 55s express a preference for staying in their own home as they age, progressively outsourcing support services as they’re needed...
Considering retiring overseas?

Considering retiring overseas?

There are a number of countries vying to import a share of Australian self- funded retirees’ disposable incomes.
Christmas Volunteering

Christmas Volunteering

In the lead up to Christmas, various organisations, receive lots of requests from people interesting in volunteering over the Christmas peri...
Why Australia is the Best Place to Retire

Why Australia is the Best Place to Retire

Retirement means different things to different people. For some, it signals a slowing down of the pace of life, a time to regroup and reflec...
Start your own blog in a few simple steps

Start your own blog in a few simple steps

Blogging isn’t just for the young – your own blog is a great place to share your passions and connect with others with similar interests...
RSL LifeCare – Tea Gardens Grange

RSL LifeCare – Tea Gardens Grange

Tea Gardens Grange over 55s Lifestyle Resort for the not-so-retiring has homes available and ready for inspection now.
Should I bet on my super or my mortgage?

Should I bet on my super or my mortgage?

The two most common financial goals for most Australians are to own their own home and to build a decent nest egg for retirement.
Triumph of the homemade will

Triumph of the homemade will

You’d be wise to make a will – and it’s cheap and relatively easy to draw one up yourself Writing your own will can save y...
Living Independently

Living Independently

Everyone expects to live independently at home and take part in the things they love.
RETIREMENT NOW A ROCKY ROAD AS THE GOVERNMENT RAIDS SENIORS’ NEST-EGGS

RETIREMENT NOW A ROCKY ROAD AS THE GOVERNMENT RAIDS SENIORS’ NEST-EGGS

NEWS ANALYSIS WITH JOHN McNAMEE Let me get this straight. For the past couple of decades successive governments have been urging workers app...
TOUGH NEW RULES FOR FINANCIAL ADVISERS “A LONG WAY OFF”

TOUGH NEW RULES FOR FINANCIAL ADVISERS “A LONG WAY OFF”

NEWS ANALYSIS COMPILED BY JOHN McNAMEE Despite the shock waves of the Commonwealth Bank rip-off scandal and other financial disasters still...