Disruption, or distraction?

By Thursday, November 24, 2016 0 No tags Permalink 3

It is amazing to look back and see the way in which the meaning of words has changed over the years. Remember when ‘grass’ was something we mowed every Saturday morning? Now the expression is equally at home describing an illicit-mind altering substance that is smoked. And of course ‘viral’ used to ...

Are you prepared?

By Wednesday, November 16, 2016 0 No tags Permalink 5

In 1990 my dad passed away two weeks before his 62nd birthday – I was 34. I was not close to my dad and I had not lived at home for over 16 years. However; I do remember that I was shocked and upset (which is to be expected). The ...

Why it pays to trust the expert

By Wednesday, November 2, 2016 0 No tags Permalink 5

PK and I have just spent the last three weeks on the road, travelling from Perth (in the west) and across to Townsville (in the north); visiting all the capital cities in between and talking to a large number of Advisers and Accountants along the way. Our discussions focused on the ...

Should life be this difficult?

By Wednesday, October 26, 2016 0 No tags Permalink 5

I recently heard a story of a couple in their late 60s who are providing for themselves in retirement. They have never applied for the age pension. The story goes that they believe they would be entitled to at least a part age pension, however, their visits to Centrelink (even just ...

Can you lose your adaptability?

By Tuesday, October 11, 2016 0 No tags Permalink 4

The simple definition of ‘adaptable’; the ability to adjust oneself readily to different conditions and circumstances. My observation in others, as well as myself, is that as we grow older our ability to cope with change becomes more difficult and paralyzing. My understanding of new technology is very limited. I still buy ...

To downsize, or up-size?

By Thursday, October 6, 2016 0 No tags Permalink 3

You’re probably wondering what I’m talking about when I ask the question, “to downsize or upsize?” Yes – I’m talking about your home. No doubt most of us have asked ourselves these questions at various times, “Do I need a bigger home?”, or, “Do I really need this much space anymore?” To put ...

 

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