Recent Posts by Mark Teale

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 ...

Can you lose your adaptability?

By Tuesday, October 11, 2016 1 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 ...

The Olympics: how good are we?

By Tuesday, August 16, 2016 1 No tags Permalink 4

Like the majority of Australians at the moment – I have caught a fever which mysteriously flares up once every four years. This particular fever can be identified when the person exhibits the following symptoms over a two week period. The person will sweat, cry, show signs of Tourette Syndrome with the ...

Age Pension: a short history

By Wednesday, June 22, 2016 0 No tags Permalink 5

On 10 June 1908 the Invalid and Old-age Pensions Act received royal assent. From 1 July 1909 – Old-age pensions and the Invalid Pension became payable to the ‘appropriately qualified people’ within Australia. This new scheme replaced a number of very similar pension schemes – which had been implemented by the New ...

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