Top 10 Essentials for Lifelong Health and Wellness

16 May

Creating a sustainable approach to health and well-being involves habits and practices that enhance physical, mental, and emotional health over the long term.    Here’s a top 10 list to help maintain ongoing health and well-being:   Balanced...[Read More]

5 Tips for an amazing life after retirement

16 May

Have you ever thought about life after retirement? If you have, you most likely think about the best things in life: a happy family, good health and wealth. The only way to make this dream retirement a reality is to have the right retirement...[Read More]

Treasurer absorbs warnings on budget fuelling inflation

16 May

While the federal government says its budget will lower inflation, analysts counter that broad cost-of-living relief, such as energy rebates and tax cuts, could make things worse. An expanded version of the energy-bill relief delivered in last...[Read More]

Cost-of-living relief and more homes in federal budget

15 May

FEDERAL BUDGET SUMMARY   ECONOMY * Budget surplus of $9.3 billion in 2023/24 * Deficits of $28.3 billion in 2024/25, $42.8 billion in 2025/26, $26.7 billion in 2026/27 and $24.3 billion in 2027/28 * Commonwealth net debt rising to $552.5 billion...[Read More]

Federal Budget at a glance: focus on power bills, medicines and rent relief

15 May

THE BUDGET Budget surplus of $9.3 billion in 2024/25 Commonwealth net debt to rise to $552.5 billion (20 per cent of GDP) in 2024/25 Economic growth to rise to two per cent in 2024/25 Unemployment rate to rise to 4.5 per cent in 2024/25 Inflation...[Read More]

Top international destinations for retirees to visit

9 May

If you’re an Australian or British retiree, retirement is the perfect time to travel the world and explore the places you’ve always wanted to see. Travelling may lead to much more than just a relaxing vacation, too. Seeing the world in your 50s,...[Read More]

On your bike, take a hike: paths get $100m budget boost

8 May

Walking and cycling paths will get a $100 million boost in the upcoming federal budget, in the biggest national active transport investment in more than a decade. Federal Transport Minister Catherine King announced the investment on Tuesday, with...[Read More]

Inflation and slowing growth pose budget balancing act

8 May

WHAT IS KNOWN ABOUT THE FEDERAL BUDGET The third federal budget under the Albanese government will be handed down on May 14 and several spending and policy announcements have already been made. THE BIG PICTURE *A second surplus is still the goal in...[Read More]

Choosing a New Home: Top 10 Considerations for Selecting the Right Retirement Community

2 May

Finding the right retirement home is a significant decision that marks a new chapter in life. While it might evoke mixed emotions, recognising the need for more tailored care and support can also be a positive step towards enjoying a fulfilling and...[Read More]

Top 10 Strategies to Boost Brain Power and Enhance Mental Agility

2 May

Keeping your mind sharp and agile is crucial for managing the demands of daily life and work, enhancing problem-solving skills, and ensuring long-term mental health.    Here are the top ten tips for sharpening your mind:   Exercise Regularly:...[Read More]

Inflation moderating but not as quickly as hoped

2 May

Australian inflation has come in hotter than expected, with price increases hitting a broad array of categories including rents, education and medical bills. Annual inflation is still tracking in the right direction, falling to 3.6 per cent in the...[Read More]

Jobseeker cash rise quashed but other help on the cards

2 May

Calls to boost Jobseeker and youth allowance payments have been hosed down by Treasurer Jim Chalmers, who says he will look at other ways to help struggling Australians as he prepares his third budget. A dozen top economists have joined a growing...[Read More]

Ensuring Harmony and Legality: The Critical Role of Legal Advice in Family Estate Planning

25 April

Estate planning is a crucial but often challenging aspect of managing familial wealth and assets, particularly as parents age. The process involves making decisions about how to allocate assets such as businesses and property among siblings, which...[Read More]

Cheaper renewable energy driving electricity costs down

25 April

Rising demand for electricity has been met by more solar and wind generation, which is keeping a lid on prices and carbon emissions, the market operator says. Renewable energy generation drove down wholesale prices in the first three months of 2024...[Read More]

More cost of living relief on cards in federal budget

24 April

Cost of living help in addition to well-signposted tax relief remains on the cards if the federal government can find room for it in the upcoming budget. Treasurer Jim Chalmers says the tax relief, due to kick in midway through this year, will be...[Read More]