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Christmas brings together families and important decisions

Christmas brings together families and important decisions

As we approach the end of another year many people will be looking forward to the festive season and the chance to slow down and catch up with family, particularly elderly parents. Busy lives and distant homes can make it easy to feel out of touch. Sadly, at this time...

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Self-Managed Super Funds – are they for you?

Self-Managed Super Funds – are they for you?

ASIC’s latest media release asks us to all question carefully if Self-Managed Super Funds (SMSFs) are right for us. SMSFs have been the flavour of the month for some time now however it is important to be aware of their pros and cons, as with everything....

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The Goodness of Giving

The Goodness of Giving

How did Christmas get so complicated!? Did you know Australians spend about $20 BILLION on gifts each year and only 1 in 4 of us actually plan for these gifts. Talk about generous! Christmas can be such a stressful time of year, so having a...

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Aged Care – fear, hope and money

Aged Care – fear, hope and money

as appeared in The West Australian – Your Money, 28 October 2019

The aged care industry is under intense scrutiny for its practices, its standards, concerns over quality of care, and cases of horrible neglect and un-imaginable elder abuse. But amongst the horror of things that have happened and are happening, I am heartened to hear passionate debate over all the positive things that are also being done and the innovation that is occurring in aged care, all of us striving to do things better every single day.

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No Place Like Home

No Place Like Home

as appeared in The West Australian – Your Money, 16 September 2019

For many retirees, the biggest concern is can I stay at home? Is my home still suitable? Should I move and if I do, where do I go? To stay or to go, What to consider when deciding.

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