Apparently, there is an election coming up!

By now I would imagine that most readers are tiring of the up-coming election. The media is having a field day reporting on every waking moment in the lives of our key politicians from both the major and minor parties. Our household has been declared an election-free zone. We have pretty much stopped watching live Continue Reading
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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, and those already retired, feared the most?’ It got me thinking. In my day job I work with a lot of financial planners that have clients Continue Reading
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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 the opportunity in this week’s blog to quickly do a recap on some of the issue and try to explain the basics. When a person is Continue Reading
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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 of the major parties in this article. I will leave that to the media and the leaders of the various parties, Continue Reading
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Another Federal Budget

Well, another Federal Budget has been delivered to the Australian public. On 2 April 2019, The Hon Josh Frydenberg delivered his first Budget as Federal Treasurer. The good news is that the Budget has forecasted a return to surplus of around $7.1bn in 2019-20. Australian will earn more than it spends! With a Federal Election Continue Reading
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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 a rather difficult. But, back in 2005 things were made just a little easier. Superannuation law was amended to allow people to access their super from preservation age – currently 55, but progressively increasing to 60 – without having to Continue Reading
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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, a little jittery and above all, stressed. So, what is change and why is it constant? The reason it is Continue Reading
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