By Natalie Yan-Chatonsky Wow! Hasn’t this pandemic been such an extraordinarily surreal and collective reset? However, from the ashes of economic, health and social turmoil, I am nonetheless confident that our collective strength and support for each other, will create a bed of resilience that will help us pull through. As we recover from this[…]
A challenge for us all is to find somewhere affordable to live. When our health declines and we move into the frailty period of retirement, this challenge continues but our focus and choices shift from independent living to supported living in residential aged care. Like any accommodation decision, you will usually need to pay for[…]
JobKeeper is due for a big shake-up next month, which means if you’ve been relying on it to get your business through these rocky times, you need to start planning ahead now.
It’s been two months since HomeBuilder was first announced, and I’m sure many of us spent a bit of that time dreaming about an extra $25,000 to spend on a reno or new home. The good news is grant applications are now officially open.
Most of us understand the importance of saving for a rainy day, but sometimes it takes a crisis like the current pandemic to make us act on it. With so many jobs lost and the outlook unknown, having a cash buffer means you are more able to manage unexpected expenses or the loss of regular[…]
The changes to our daily lives of late have caused us to reframe our views on ‘screen time’, an activity that now more than ever takes up a significant proportion of our day. However, as we spend more time online we are also spending more online and it pays to be mindful of the ways[…]
Just when you thought you had a grip on the superannuation rules, they change again. This time though, the changes are mostly positive, especially for older super members keen to top up their savings. From 1 July 2020, changes came into effect with the potential to help retirees as well as members suffering financial hardship[…]