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Employment for the over 50s is nearly as much a hot potato as housing for younger Australians. Many baby boomers feel pushed aside and this adds to the invisibility factor I talked about a couple of weeks ago. It isn’t nice to feel undervalued or unappreciated. Many of us …

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Invisible Woman Syndrome is currently being discussed in the media, with women of a certain age complaining that they no longer get attention anywhere. A recent article in The Daily Telegraph included an interview with Nikki Parkinson of Styling You where she affirmed the syndrome is alive and (un)well …

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The online world is full of information and opportunity. We love it for the convenience, connection and communication with our lovely subscribers. However, it is also an environment which can easily catch us up in fraud and identity theft. This post may be boooor-ing, but may save you considerable …

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Homelessness is a rapidly growing issue in Australia and I was horrified to learn that the highest growth cohort is women over 50! Can you imagine that? At a time of our lives when we are looking forward to living life a bit more on our own terms, to suddenly …

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Baby Boomers are being blamed for everything these days – from damage to the environment, to high housing prices and of course the high cost of social security. But are we to blame for all of that? I think we can take quite a high level of blame for environmental damage …

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Christmas! When I was a child that word held so much excitement and promise. It was rich with tradition and expectation. It started weeks before the actual day, with the arrival of what seemed to have been hundreds of Christmas cards which were opened, passed around for reading and then …

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Creating your retirement wardrobe is essential to your feeling good about yourself.  When you no longer have a business role, you can use your retirement clothing to make a statement about who you are in this new time of your life. It’s time to reinvent yourself! Getting started …

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It’s the end of July as I write this post and Rowan and I are both proud to say that we were ‘Dry in July’. We didn’t actually sign up and ask for sponsorship, we really did this for ourselves; as a personal challenge. Call us crazy but …

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We ‘retired’ around 6 years ago when we moved to the beautiful coastal village of Mallacoota. But then we found we hadn’t retired at all, rather we had ‘re-wired’ our working lives. We had structured ourselves so that we had more control over …

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I love you. We first met 38 years ago and I instantly fell in love. You were in fact my first international love; the first place I travelled to outside Australia. I was immediately captivated by your natural beauty, the warmth of your people and (at that time) your innocence …

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