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The thought of Chrismas shopping makes many of us want to just run away and hide, but it doesn’t have to be like that. Use our gift ideas to shop online, avoiding the crowds, minimising your spend, and being confident that everyone will be delighted with your selection …

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Having at least some basic financial planning skils in place is essential to a satisfying retirement and we recommend you develop your personal investment plan. Here is an outline of how we went about this. Alternatively, you could just win the lottery but “Hope is not a strategy”  and so …

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Creating a retirement budget is key to the enjoyment of your retirement. It’s a roadmap to your retirement goals and to ticking off some bucket list items. Why creating a budget is important Budgeting sounds so boring doesn’t it? Keeping receipts, entering them into a spreadsheet …..yawn …

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Anticipation can be the greatest form of pleasure some say, and there is no doubt that having something to look forward to is a great way to maintain positivity in retirement. When the structures of a working life fall away it is important to build new structures and routines that …

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Moving house scores 20 on the Holmes and Rahe Stress Scale. If you are moving as part of your retirement plans then your stress levels might be even higher; retirement in itself is considered by many as number 10 in the 10 most stressful life events. Here are our tips …

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Think you want to retire in a different location to your current home? Then it might be time to get out your crystal ball, or at least apply some ‘what if’ scenarios. Relocating in retirement can be a wonderful experience but it can also come with pitfalls. We certainly made …

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Whether your are embarking on a sea change, downsizing your home, setting off to travel the world or just staying put, decluttering means huge benefits for you, your family and probably your local op shop.  Read on for our decluttering for retirement tips. [This is a guest post by Mim …

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International travel planning is for us where the journey begins; let us share some tips on how we plan and book our travel. We love to travel (I know, I keep telling you that don’t I), and for us the journey begins long before we board a flight …

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Using daily management tools (or time management in retirement) is perhaps even more important now than when in full time employment. One of the greatest challenges of the newly retired is finding purpose and satisfaction in life. During our years of employment, goals and objectives are often set externally by …

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David is 58 years old and Gill 48. It is just on two and a half years since David retired as a management professional, or as he describes it, started his ‘gap decade’. Gill continues to work full-time in a busy senior management role. David and Gill are tertiary …

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