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The statistics on elder abuse in Australia are not easily determined but it is a very real problem. We share one woman’s experience in confronting and dealing with this issue. [This is a guest post by an Australian woman who generously shares with us the reality of dealing …

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Is retirement a thing of the past in Australia? Do we need and/or want to work more years? Is Government policy pushing us in that direction? These are some of the retirement trends canvassed in David Kennedy’s new book “End of the Retirement Age: Embracing the pursuit of …

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It is a truism worth contemplating in the context of superannuation planning, that “you don’t know when you are going to die!” says Ross Greenwood. Clever and nice fellow Ross. Recent Research conducted in Australia by Vanguard indicated that 38% of pre-retirees are “anxious” when thinking about [their …

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Baby Boomers are being blamed for everything these days – from damage to the environment, to high housing prices and of course the high cost of social security. But are we to blame for all of that? I think we can take quite a high level of blame for environmental damage …

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At age 60, a workaholic and constantly re-inventing myself in the world of entrepreneurship and small business, I finally quit my last business in fashion retail, design and manufacturing which employed 18 people. I would probably still be there if it weren’t for the paper war that governments …

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The message said something like this ‘Hi, I’m Jo a producer at 60 Minutes and I would like to speak with you about a program we are putting to air on changes to superannuation policy’. Sure you are … I thought to myself and sure you do! Fortunately, I …

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If you have spent a lifetime trying to better your neighbours, friends or family with material possessions and pleasures, coming to retirement may be a time to reflect on that. Appreciating what you do have is a good starting point; waking up another day and still breathing are bonuses; consider …

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