Most older Aussies prefer home care over a nursing home

Most older Aussies prefer home care over a nursing home While nearly nine in 10 say they have a preference, less than five in 10 have discussed their wishes with their family. What about you? According to a recent study by McCrindle, nearly 90% of Australians aged 50 and over said they’d prefer to live out their days in their own home, even though most admitted to not having given much thought to what support …

Sorting out sibling squabbles

  Sorting out sibling squabbles When families clash over money, particularly as parents reach their senior years, there can be many issues to resolve. Hear from CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER® professional James McFall of Yield Financial Planning about how family members can plan for a peaceful transfer of wealth between generations and siblings. Who cares? Nothing is certain except for death and taxes –it’s one of our oldest clichés. Exactly how someone meets their death isn’t certain, but if you’re lucky …

Being prepared for aged care

Being prepared for aged care Aged care isn’t something most people want to think about when they’re planning for a life of freedom and comfort in retirement. But by taking the time to explore a few important issues and questions, you can get the best possible outcome if you should need support in later years. In a recent survey of more than 5000 older people in WA, only 12% of respondents have a plan in place …

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 a sense of control—and when it comes to control, planning ahead is essential. When’s the right time to start planning? Considering your aged care options …

Aged care – A loser in the recent 2015-16 Federal Budget

  Aged care – A loser in the recent 2015-16 Federal Budget Residential aged care received only minimal attention in the government’s recent Federal Budget. Unfortunately, people entering residential aged care from 1 January 2016 are the losers from the budget, as the strategy available to assist families wishing to keep the family home will be removed. Currently there is an advantage for people entering aged care to keep the family home and fund all …

Brush Up On Your Knowledge Of Credit Cards

Brush Up On Your Knowledge Of Credit Cards The use of credit cards continues to enjoy an almost meteoric rise to popularity and fame. It has been seen that credit cards have now even overtaken debit cards in the race to become the top plastic alternative to money. The use of credit cards is more often than not rewarding in terms of credit scores and points. Yet, it is important that you are smart when …