How I’m Impacted by Federal Budget 2017


It’s the annual event that is strangely big on hype, given how awfully boring it really is. Sometimes I think there are too many journalists in Canberra, leading to a lot of noise about nothing much.

In my view, Canberra should be boring. And this budget has delivered on my expectations, in that there is not...

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The challenge of a conversation with ageing parents

What reaction would you expect if you asked your parents about the issues of getting older, their Aged Care preferences, and their wills and Powers of Attorney? I’m going to guess the reaction is unlikely to be positive. In fact, I've heard comments from some people's attempts to check on their parents arrangements like “my parents...

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Succeed in Life and you’ll succeed with your finances

What is the most basic rule of financial success? What will any financial expert tell you is fundamental to improving your finances? What is the first principle of making money? Don't roll your eyes, because it's so obvious and your parents have probably told you 100 times.

The number 1 rule is to spend less money than...

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How Expensive is an Aged Care facility?

What you should expect when considering Aged Care Fees

When people age into their later life and experience lower mobility or declining health, it's inevitable that some will need more support services to the point they need to move to an Aged Care facility. Living in Aged Care provides them with the care, the medical attention and a community environment to be happy and...
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