Heirlooms no more

Heirlooms no more – why kids no longer want parents’ treasures If you are a baby boomer, you might be thinking about gifting some of your treasured possessions – especially if downsizing is on the horizon. But if you were planning to pass them on to your kids, you could …

Top apps for the over 50s

  Top apps for the over 50s With almost 80% of 55-64 year olds and 46% of 64+ year olds on-line in Australia,i there is no denying that the SilverSurfer generation are embracing the World Wide Web – and not just from a computer – phones and tablets are fast …

What exactly is income protection insurance and do I need it?

  What exactly is income protection insurance and do I need it? Have you ever wondered how you and your family would cope if you had an injury or illness and couldn’t work for several months… or even years? For some people, income protection insurance might be the answer. What exactly …

Volunteering abroad!

  Volunteering abroad! Ever wondered what it would be like to uproot your life and do something completely different? People of all ages do just that by volunteering abroad. In places like Mongolia, Thailand, Romania, Mexico or Fiji, volunteers are needed every day. You could use your skills and experience …

Phone security: get switched on

Phone security: get switched on Keep your money, identity and personal information safe Have you ever left your phone behind? It’s an odd feeling – like part of you is missing. And even though you’ll only feel right with it back in your hand, if your phone’s secure you’ll have …

Make your own plans for aged care

  Make your own plans for aged care It can be tempting to put off thinking about aged care. When you’re busy enjoying life in the present it can be challenging to find the time or desire to think too far ahead. But the key to successful ageing is having …

Do you have a key person in your business?

  Do you have a key person in your business? If your business is like millions of other small or medium businesses in Australia, it’s likely that you’ll have one or more individuals whose involvement is critical to its success. This ‘key person’ might be important because of their investment …

Travellers’ Tales – Thai golf dreams

  Travellers’ Tales – Thai golf dreams Thwack! – The ball goes slicing off toward the long reeds behind which there’s a pond. “Do you think it’s gone in the water?” “50/50…” says the smiling female caddy. That’s not what you want to hear. The Thais are so keen to …

5 ways to simplify your life

5 ways to simplify your life If managing life’s everyday complexities only seem achievable when you’re daydreaming about the chef, cleaner, personal assistant or nanny that you don’t have, you’re probably not alone. And, if ‘turbulent’ is the way you’d describe your day-to-day routine, these tips may help you get …

Marriage in later life

  Marriage in later life Romance blooms at any age, including as we get older and supposedly wiser about such things of the heart, and head. So, if you’re considering marriage, perhaps for a second time or more, give thought to the financial implications of marrying later in life and …