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Indulge and Die, Explore and Grow, Thrive or Survive?

First world problem : What can we do with all these extra years and extra dollars? It’s no news many of us are living longer and healthier lives but there’s plenty of scope, and no little uncertainty, around how best able to spend this so-called longevity premium. Every generation, say 25 years, the average life expectancy of those in the western, and other parts of the world, climbs by t... Read more
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Your NBN Checklist

Some of you lucky bucks are already on the NBN, while for others, it is arriving as slow as a wet week. Whether you are on it or not, there are a few things you should check before you sign on the dotted line. 1. What NBN plan do you need? You’ll need to choose a plan that best suits your needs. Read our article Size Matters to assist you in picking the right plan. Read more: Wh... Read more
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6 Holiday Scams Putting Travellers at Risk

We shouldn’t have to say the old adage, “if it’s too good to be true…” but sometimes we all get stars in our eyes and fall victim to a scam. The best way to avoid scams is to be aware of what is out there. Here are 6 Holiday Scams Putting Travellers at Risk ACCOMMODATION BOOKING SCAM Pretty photographs of holiday rentals vs the sometimes ugly and dismal truth about holiday ren... Read more
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Make the Most of Your Tax Returns

You’ve only got days left to turn in your tax return before the October 31 deadline. Hopefully, you get money back and can then focus on how to actually spend it. The ATO will issue a Failure To Lodge (FTL) penalty if your return isn’t lodged by the deadline. It’s calculated at the rate of one penalty unit for each period of 28 days or part thereof that you’re overdue. Penalty units are ... Read more
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The Importance of a Will

52% of Australians do not have a will. Of those that don’t have a will, 34% haven’t gotten around to it yet. WHAT IS A WILL? A will is a legal document that sets out your wishes for distribution of your assets after your death. In non fancy legal speak, it is a legal document that tells your family what you want done with your belongs and money when you die. WHY A WILL IS IM... Read more
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Could One Phone Call Save You on Hotel Accommodations

We have become humans that love convenience and there is nothing more convenient than booking your entire dream holiday online, but are you always getting the best deal? More often than not, you are getting a super sweet deal, but Australians who book online with popular travel sites like Expedia, Booking.com and Hotels.com might not be getting the best deal from Australian accommodation... Read more
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The One Sentence to Get Telemarketers Off the Phone

Having a phone automatically means receiving calls from telemarketers. Registering on the Do Not Call list helps a little but what about the ones who call anyway? Is there a way to get them off the phone and stopping them from contacting you in the future? The answer is yes. Ask them this question: “CAN YOU MAIL ME OUT YOUR PRIVACY AND OPT-OUT POLICIES, PLEASE?” The very simp... Read more
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Life Insurance Myths

There are a lot of “do” this and “don’t” do that when it comes to life insurance, but here are some common myths that need to be debunked when it comes to life insurance. MYTH: Lowering my premium means poor quality Saving yourself money does not mean your life insurance policy is poor! By simply removing items that no longer serve or apply to you, can save you money. MYTH: All li... Read more
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7 Questions to Ask About Life Insurance

Life insurance has been in the headlines a lot lately from companies charging thousands of deceased customers for policies to pressure selling cover to persons of limited mental capacity. If the headlines have you questioning your life insurance, we say it’s a good thing because when it comes to life insurance, you shouldn’t buy life insurance and then forget about it. Here are 7 simple ... Read more
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Members, We Need Your Feedback

Like we often say, a “set it and forget it” mindset can be bad. While we are not going to stop sending the newsletter, it’s time to freshen things up and find out what you want to see and read in the newsletter. Take a few minutes to fill out the survey below and let us know your thoughts! If you can't see the survey, please click http://bit.ly/MembersSurveyOct Read more
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