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How to Pick a Health Plan

While Australian residents are covered by Medicare, it does not cover some items such as most dental care, eye exams, dentures and more. This is where having private health insurance comes into play. With private health insurance you can have a plan that covers “hospital”, “extras”, and “hospital and extras”. Hospital only cover helps cover the cost of in-hospital treatment by you... Read more
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Dealing with Surprise Bills

According to a research, the average Australian still carries about $76 in their pocket and men over 50 carry $99 while women carry around $68. No matter the age, most of us still carry cash for small transactions and emergencies but what about those unexpected bills that hit us at the most inconvenient time? How does one handle that? Two-thirds of Aussie households are getting hit... Read more
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Preparing for Your Own Death

Talking about death is often seen as taboo and often ignored until the very last minute or not at all, but understanding what you want (or what your loved one wants) can save you and them a lot of stress when the time comes to say goodbye. Here are 8 things you can do to prepare for your death. Wills and Estate Planning We wrote about the importance of a will and it could be one of t... Read more
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Have You Ever Had it So Good?

What was the happiest year of your life? Many readers will have more than fifty years of conscious albeit inaccurate memories to sort through. But despite our inevitable bias and selective memories about the ‘good old days’ a more correct answer could be that right now, older Australians are now being told ‘we’ve never had it so good’ although the pal I shared this good news with at the ... Read more
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The Fastest NBN Provider, According to the ACCC

So the NBN has arrived at your house. Nervous? I wouldn’t blame you. With all the rumours flying around about bad connections and slow speeds, anyone would be feeling a bit hesitant to sign up for a brand new NBN plan. But don’t worry. The ACCC is well aware of Australians’ concerns about NBN speeds and throughout 2018 have been running speed tests in volunteer homes across the network. ... Read more
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How Much Could You Save by Switching

A recent report gave some shocking figures when it came to Aussies and energy bills. 13 million Aussie’s struggle with energy bills 34% of Aussies cut back on their energy usage Men are more likely to switch or as ask for a better deal Households can save money but you have to be active in the energy market. Meaning, you have to be proactive about saving yourself money. HO... Read more
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The Pleasures & Perils of Routine

The Pleasures & Perils of Routine The sad fact is even jet-setting millionaires get bored of the high-life, if indulged in too much and too often. It merely just becomes routine. After a few favourite fixes have been mildly disrupted, the role of routine in our lives and its healthy and less positive habits has consumed me of late. Recently, my wife complained her yoga studio had ... Read more
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Things No One Tells You About Cruising

Sailing the high seas is the easiest holiday for a lot of us, but here are secrets and tips that could make your cruise even more fun and relaxing! Embarking Arrive at your embarkation port a day early. This allows you to avoid any last minute stress caused by potential delays and allows you to adjust to a new time zone or allows you time to sightsee. Everyone wants to be on board fi... Read more
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Curb Wasteful Spending

Are you aware of how much waste you’re creating, and how much money you’re throwing away in the process? Spending money on unnecessary items is not only bad for the environment, but it can also add up over the course of a year. Much of our consumption these days is based around convenience says Deborah Southon of budgeting and debt solutions provider Fox Symes. “People would rather bu... Read more
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November is Prostate Awareness Month

Prostate Awareness Month is an opportunity for all to focus on the most commonly diagnosed cancer in men in Australia. If you’re a man and 50, you should be talking to your doctor about PSA testing.   Check out these statistics about prostate cancer. Signs and symptoms could include A need to urinate frequently, especially at night Difficulty starting urination or... Read more
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