Financial Assistance

Introduction Raising grandchildren can be a costly business and there is no doubt you have not planned for this situation in your older age. Plans for retirement might need to change: you may find you need to retire early to cope with your new life […]

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Expectations Of Grandparents

Grandparents don’t have a ‘set’ role, where they know what their responsibilities are in the same way that parents do. Talk over with your adult children what you expect to do as a grandparent and what they would like you to do. Talk with them […]

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Distance Grandparenting

Many families now live a long way apart, with family members working in different states and countries, so you might not be near your grandchildren. You can still have a loving relationship with, and give support to, your grandchildren. Offer to have the grandchildren to […]

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Your Roadmap To Financial Independence

Unfortunately many people forego the planning required to prepare for retirement, often until it is too late. However, this needn’t be the case. Even if you are about to retire or you have already retired you can still apply these principles to get your investments […]

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Why Retirement Is Different

Retirement isn’t an event: it is a process, which happens over time. For many of us it comes with leaving full-time employment at 60 or 65 or thereabouts. For others it is a process of winding down over a longer period. For some it is […]

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Where Will I Live?

There is a wide range of accommodation options for people over 50. In many instances, people moving into some of these are planning a significant change of lifestyle. Some of the options are – caravan parks, relocatable home villages, retirement villages, self care accommodation for over […]

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What If I Became Sick Or Disabled?

There are laws in each State and Territory about what happens if a person is incapable of looking after their personal and/or financial affairs. For personal management issues such as health care and accommodation decisions, a guardian can be appointed. For financial matters, a financial manager […]

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What Employers Want

Many mature workseekers desperately want acknowledgement of themselves as valuable individuals, and approach their jobsearch with that uppermost in their minds. The reality is, however, most employers are not really interested in who the person might be – or at least not until that person […]

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