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What does it mean to be “Tomorrow Ready”?

16 January 2018 - posted in Pre-Retirees and Retirees by Brenton Miegel

I’ll do it tomorrow, I’ll get to it tomorrow, it can wait until tomorrow….all sayings that most of us have been guilty of from time to time.

I want to ride my bicycle!

12 January 2018 - posted in Lifestyle and Pre-Retirees and Retirees by Sam Martin

It is hard not to notice the upcoming Tour Down Under (TDU) with all the lycra clad coffee drinkers hitting the road, so I thought it might be the ideal time for a cycling blog.

De-stress your mortgage

13 December 2017 - posted in Insurance and Pre-Retirees and Retirees by Craig Kirkwood

“Don't sail out farther than you can row back.” This Danish saying is sound advice for anyone thinking of borrowing to buy a home, particularly now that interest rates are low and house prices are generally rising.

Why should I complete the Aged Care Assets and Income paperwork?

28 November 2017 - posted in Aged Care and Government Benefits and Pre-Retirees and Retirees by Matt Kelly

Aged Care in Australia is not cheap. However, a lot of the cost is paid by the Government, and you only have to pay a portion.

Dealing with Centrelink is getting harder and harder

14 November 2017 - posted in Government Benefits and Pre-Retirees and Retirees by Will Chapman

I could fill a book the size of Tolstoy's War and Peace with all the stories of dreadful Centrelink experiences my clients have come to me with over the years. Except it may as well be written in Russian as it won't make any difference to their backlog...

When to teach your children about money

10 November 2017 - posted in Pre-Retirees and Retirees by Michelle Sanchez-McCallum

The other morning I had an amusing conversation with my four year old that went a little something like this;

The pro’s and con’s of downsizing

31 October 2017 - posted in Aged Care and Government Benefits and Pre-Retirees and Retirees by John Oliver

In retirement planning for you to achieve the goals you set, many factors need consideration.

How well do you know your parents finances?

25 October 2017 - posted in Aged Care and Government Benefits and Pre-Retirees and Retirees by Brenton Miegel

How would you cope if you suddenly had to take over the management of your parent’s finances? If your parent(s) were to fall ill or become incapacitated, someone has to take over the payment of bills, managing their money, and general well-being.

The basics of interest rates.

13 October 2017 - posted in Investment Markets and Pre-Retirees and Retirees by Sam Martin

Interest rates are very important for many Australians, and rightly so – after all, whether it's the returns on savings accounts or mortgage repayments, the rate of the day can have a significant impact on the household budget for millions of Australians. So what influences interest rates, and why are they changed?

Insurance tips for Small Business owners

5 October 2017 - posted in Insurance and Pre-Retirees by Craig Kirkwood

Over 80% of the actively trading businesses in Australia have 0-4 employees*. This means that many businesses are heavily reliant on their principal owners or key people to keep the business operating.

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