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Fellas, this is the closest you’ll come to thinking like a woman, so listen up. There’s a message from the airlines: ”We don’t like weight!” Particularly on international flights. If you are flying to a single destination, in a warm climate for just a couple of weeks …

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Mother was raised on an orchard in the Huon Valley, Tasmania and like many who grew up in the 1930’s depression, she was a determined, single-minded, independent woman who never had a full time job. Her education was limited; not finishing high school. Married just before World War …

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Organ donation has the potential to not just save lives for the recipients, but to ease a lot of pain for families, friends and the extended community. Aside from individual pain and the attendant heartbreaking anxiety of families, the cost of a protracted illness to the broader community and the …

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Once we reach our mature status (nudge, nudge, wink, wink) we have experienced numerous things over quite a few years. Are we mere historical artefacts? I hope not! For most of us, we have worked, grown up with friends and family, watched man landing on the moon, seen human tragedy …

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We often hear of lottery winners and retirees taking that “Big Trip” and I wonder how that is for them if they choose 5-Star options? Do they travel for travels sake, undertake “tick box” tourism, is their travel focused or themed, or just a general “see what we find …

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Yes you do have consumer rights. Unfortunately, Australia has regressed from strong consumer laws passed in the 1970’s. However, take heart, you still have power. Hopefully this post provides some insights into dealing effectively with well-founded, significant consumer complaints of any dollar value.  One of the first considerations …

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One of the things regularly recommended for retirees is to take up a voluntary role. Indeed, volunteering can be a great way to keep connected and maintain our self-worth. Many of us will have done volunteer work throughout our lives through involvement in long standing service groups, e.g …

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If you have spent a lifetime trying to better your neighbours, friends or family with material possessions and pleasures, coming to retirement may be a time to reflect on that. Appreciating what you do have is a good starting point; waking up another day and still breathing are bonuses; consider …

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One morning earlier this year I woke up and realised it was the 50th anniversary for my Telopea Park High School class of ’65 (Canberra, Australia). So, I posted on a relevant community Facebook page to see if I had been forgotten, left out … or rejected! Surely someone was …

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If you are 65 and already have several millions to play with, questions raised in my previous post on Getting Started are not so much of a worry. If you are much younger and are developing a “retirement vision” then START PLANNING NOW! If you are fortunate enough to have …

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