How to cope with losing independence

How to cope with losing independence If you or a loved one is experiencing a loss of independence, you may be able to maintain a sense of control. Few, if any of us, look forward to losing independence. In fact, research reveals that 75% of older people feared losing independence while only 29% feared dying1. It also revealed that 44% were worried about moving into an aged care facility. Whether a physical, social or emotional …

The unwritten rules of gift-giving

The unwritten rules of gift-giving The holiday season is full of tough questions. What to wear to the office Christmas party, whether to go in for seconds (or thirds) of ham, how long leftover seafood keeps for (don’t push it), whether pudding is an acceptable Boxing Day breakfast (it is). But the toughest dilemmas of all have to do with exchanging gifts. If you’re feeling a bit nervous about gift shopping, you’re not alone. A …

Jump retirement hurdles with a coach

Jump retirement hurdles with a coach Retirement is a life event that many of us long for, dreaming of the day we don’t ‘have’ to work anymore and we can finally achieve the ‘financial freedom’ we have saved for. But it can also mean a period of adjustment as we settle into a new version of our life. This can sometimes bring with it feelings of anxiety, unsure of what we will actually ‘do’ or …

How to Give Saver’s Block the Boot

How to Give Saver’s Block the Boot Are you suffering from saver’s block? If you don’t know if you are or not, we will list two of the most common symptoms associated with saver’s block. Lack of ideas or never ending to-do lists are two symptoms that lead to saver’s block. The most prominent sign that you have saver’s block is that you lack the ability to save money. Money, at this point, is not …