You could be forgiven for thinking Australia’s superannuation system is a mess. Depending who you talk to, fees are too high, super funds lack transparency and Governments of all political persuasions should stop tinkering. Yet according to the latest global assessment, Australia’s overall retirement system is not just super, it’s top class. According to the […]
The Australian food delivery industry is booming, with the ABS reporting an 18% increase in take-away spending over just three years, and delivery apps such as Uber Eats and Deliveroo turning over sales of around $2.6 billion annually.i App culture has played a big part in this. Ordering food is simpler than ever before, and […]
Residential aged care is playing an increasing role in helping many older Australians enjoy comfortable and carefree lives. However, one of the tasks for anyone assisting an elderly relative with the move into aged care is to investigate the various fees and charges, some of which are subject to both assets and income means tests. […]
In a surprise move, the Medicare Levy will be increased from 2 per cent to 2.5 per cent of taxable income from 1 July 2019. The proceeds will be used to ensure the National Disability Insurance Scheme is fully funded in two years’ time. The government will encourage doctors to prescribe cheaper generic medicines rather […]
Life insurance is one of the most important investments you can make to protect your family’s future wellbeing. And like any investment, it needs careful consideration. Taking out too little or too much insurance can be costly. Failing to disclose all relevant information to an insurer could result in a claim being denied – possibly […]
Decisions around aged care are always difficult and emotional. From the start of next year they are likely to get even more complex, with both the Age Pension and aged care sectors set for another shake-up. Currently, many people entering aged care choose to keep their former home and rent it out to help supplement […]
Mindfulness has become the new buzzword of the lifestyle magazines. We’re urged to eat mindfully, exercise mindfully, parent mindfully – even to work mindfully. But what does it really mean and can it really help us lead a happier, healthier life? What do Hollywood stars, corporations, psychologists and the Dalai Lama have in common? All […]
If your kids are spending more time on screens than in the great outdoors, it’s time to take action. Here are five ideas to help them ‘switch off’ – and reconnect with the real world. Between the iPad, X-box, TV and computer, it can be hard to spend real quality time with your kids. While […]
One of the toughest financial and emotional decisions when moving in to residential aged care often involves the sale of the family home. Sometimes turning the home into a rental property is a more appealing option. Not only does renting the house out delay making a decision to sell or avoid a fire sale, but […]
We Aussies have a reputation for being laidback, so it comes as a surprise that we don’t tend to sleep in. When Jawbone crunched the data from the activity trackers it has sold around the globe it discovered the world’s earliest rising international city wasn’t frenetic Tokyo or bustling New York, but sunny Brisbane. It […]
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