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How to Save on Health Insurance

If you aren’t aware, changes in Health Insurance premiums are coming. On April 1, health insurance premiums will increase by an industry standard of 3.25%. Some health insurance funds will be more and some will be lower. If you’re lucky enough to have one that’s on the lower end, congrats. But if you’re with a provider raising their premiums by more than 3.25%, here are 6 ways to save on He... Read more

How Power Prices are Completely Changing on July 1

From July 1, power prices in Australia will never be the same again. The years of discounts as big as 45% in some states, and prices that are some of the biggest in the world, are over. That’s because the federal government has acted to introduce a new ‘Default Market Offer’, or benchmark bill, for your electricity. This change will affect millions of Aussies in the switching areas... Read more

13 Travel Etiquette Tips

Summer is wrapping up, and many of us are gearing up to get out of here for a few weeks during the cooler months. If you’re like me, you might have noticed there’s almost always one person who think they’re the only one using the airline. Whether you’re lucky enough to be an experienced traveller, or you’re leaving the country for the first time, I put together 13 travel etiquette tip... Read more

Tips for Travel Anxiety

Travelling can cause anxiety and stress easier than that high energy bill you might receive. If travelling triggers major anxiety for you, here tips that could help reduce your travel worries. Practice Relaxation Techniques Before You Go Even before you jump on the plane, find a calming relaxation technique that calms your nerves and start using it prior to your journey. This could he... Read more

Why I Took Out Travel Insurance

Being on the FiftyUp Club Team, I get to see first hand how passionate members are and how the discounts and offers we give you help you in your day-to-day lives. So you’d think I’d know better than to travel without Travel Insurance, right? Well, now I do. This is my story on why I took up Travel Insurance for my NEXT holiday. Recently, I went to New Zealand for a quick holiday. I... Read more

Current Available Energy Rebates

We all love government freebies, but sometimes the hardest part can be where to apply. This week eligible NSW seniors were promised $200 a year from the Berejiklian State government, but this is just the crest that forms an enormous wave of energy cashback opportunities.   It isn’t just good news in NSW, with multiple states increasing the sum of their grants every year. There are ... Read more

Which Level of Health Cover is For You? Gold, Silver, Bronze or Basic?

As the April 1 health care changes looms, the biggest decision you’ll have to make is what type of cover you want. The four tier product change will affect the 55% of the population covered by private health insurance. So which level of coverage is right for you? It all depends on what you need in your life. The change in health insurance is help consumers compare different hospital trea... Read more

Is a Regulated Power Price the Answer

According to a report by the Australian Council of Social Services (ACOSS) and the Brotherhood of St Laurence, a regulated retail power price could save households $261 a year in electricity bills. The con to a regulated power price is that those who are proactive about their energy and seek out discounted offers could find them harder to secure. While the government proposed default ... Read more

New Podcast Series: How much money do you REALLY need to retire?

When you read about a ‘magic number’ that you’ll need for a comfortable retirement, does it sound right to you? Is your number the same as your friend’s or neighbour’s, or should it be different? In this first edition of the FiftyUp Club’s new podcast series, we ask ‘How much money do you REALLY need to retire?’ Christopher Zinn speaks to Grattan Institute CEO John Daley, a critic of t... Read more

What Does Kenneth Hayne’s Banking Royal Commission Mean for You?

There was a lot of news this week about how financial products and services might change after the findings of the Royal Commission. Here are a few examples of how you might be affected: Investors in big banks? Most of us have some investment in the banks due to superannuation. The value of the big four rose by $20 billion on the share market on Tuesday, recovering about one-quarter o... Read more