Dementia – An unpleasant fact?

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Dementia is not a single disease; it is an all-encompassing term describing a range of symptoms that cause parts of the brain to deteriorate progressively.  Dementia affects memory, perception, behaviour, language and personality.  Alzheimer’s is the most common and well-known form of dementia. I am not going to attempt to outline ...

Age Pension – not set and forget?

Applying for an age pension is not easy. There is a comprehensive and complicated application form with an extensive number of questions to be answered and depending on your circumstances, innumerable documents that need to be  photocopied and lodged as well. If an application is successful and the age pension is granted, ...

Protecting your super from organised crime

The Australian Crime Commission recently released its report for 2015. And what an interesting read it is… While the greater majority of Australians have absolutely nothing to do with organised crime, it lives on our doorstep and in one way or another, everyday folk have been touched by it, or will ...

Planning a home reno?

I have just been reading an article in one of Marc Freedman’s (Freedman Financial) recent newsletter. Marc is a successful second generation financial planner from Peabody, Massachusetts who I had the pleasure to meet earlier this year. His newsletter included an article covering tips on renovating the family home in retirement. Coincidently, ...

Confessions of a 65 year old investor – part 2

In the first part of this article, we reflected on the fact that a 65 year old investor was a long term investor. Now, in Part 2, we continue this discussion. What should a 65 year old’s investment strategy look like? Firstly, whenever we speak about investing, the first consideration should be ...

Media: a source of misinformation?

I have complained about the media in this blog previously, particularly in relation to their inability (on occasion) to publish articles that are factual, balanced and informative so as to help people weigh up the pros and cons of any situation, and then make an informed decision. So what has got ...

 

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