Recent Posts by Mark Teale

Real Estate Investment – not that simple?

By Tuesday, April 11, 2017 0 No tags Permalink 3

  When they retire, a large number of Australians have a diversified portfolio of investments, including cash, shares and superannuation and in a substantial number of cases, an investment property. During a person’s working life the investment property can provide a number of benefits including possible increases in the property’s value, a ...

Rent Assistance – Am I eligible?

By Tuesday, February 21, 2017 0 No tags Permalink 2

What is Rent Assistance? According to the Guide to Social Security Law: “Rent Assistance is a supplementary payment added on to the pension, allowance or benefit of income support recipients and low-income families in the private rental market, in recognition of the housing costs they face.” Put simply, it is an additional payment ...

Do happier people live longer?

By Tuesday, February 14, 2017 0 No tags Permalink 5

I am no doctor, psychologist or research scientist so the following blog is written not from a scientific point of view but from my own experience, observations and readings over a long period of time. I have always enjoyed physical activity, whether it be running, biking, surfing or paddling. I have ...

OMG: where did the year go?

By Monday, December 5, 2016 0 No tags Permalink 2

Here we are again – December has arrived and Christmas is less than three weeks away. Despite my best intentions; I will need to complete all my Christmas shopping in the worst two shopping weeks of the year. It will be chaotic and crowded. And because I reside on the Gold ...

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