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Mythbusting Dating After 50

Dating at any age is a series of trial and tribulations and a lot of people have preconceived notions that dating after fifty doesn’t exist. Those notions are WRONG.   Meet Bettina. Bettina lost her husband at 70 years young and at 72, she reached out to Heinz who had lost his wife a couple of years before. They started hanging out and their age didn’t stop them from hanging ou... Read more
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My Identity Has Been Stolen, Now What?

If you think someone has stolen your identity and is committing crimes in your name, here is what you should do. IMMEDIATELY report it to the police and ask for a copy of the police reports as your bank and other financial institutions will want to see it. Contact your bank and financial institutions and tell them what has happened. If any accounts have been opened within your stolen ... Read more
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Solar Energy Myths Debunked

In the movies, harnessing the power of the sun has been the dream of many villains and heroes. While the big budget box office movies make the reality sometimes seem far-fetched, we can harness solar energy from that bright orange ball in the sky. Last year, 3.5 million solar panels were installed in households across the nation last year. Their output was equivalent to the output of ... Read more
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5 Ways to Safeguard Your Bank Accounts

Identity theft costs Australia upwards of $1.6 billion each year and $900 million is lost to individuals through credit card fraud, identity theft and scams. Crafty criminals have become more than adept in navigating the ever changing landscape of online banking, investing, credit cards, and the such. You can shield yourself and your hard earned money from potential thieves. You just have to... Read more
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Why One Size Fits All Isn't Good Enough

The set it and forget it mindset is convenient and almost a knee jerk reaction in this day and age. Most of us automatically pay our bills, especially those that are fixed price bills and some even like having our life insurance automatically paid for through our superannuation. When you sign up for superannuation, life insurance is automatically turned on for you. This is known as “defa... Read more
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3 Things to Check Before Buying Your Next Mobile Plan

So your mobile plan’s about to expire. Great, more life admin to deal with. And what could be more fun than trying to sort through all the offers from different carriers and plans and phones and worry about spending too much money or not enough? If you’re getting stressed already, don’t worry. You’re not the only one who feels this way. But choosing a phone plan doesn’t have to be hard. Ther... Read more
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October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Breast Cancer Awareness Month is an opportunity for all to focus on breast cancer and its impact on those affected by the disease in our communities. A lot of people think breast cancer only affects women, but men are affected too. Check out these statistics: Statistics from from AIHW Early detection is still key into treating breast cancer in both women and men. Symptoms f... Read more
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Traveling Soon? Check Out These Traveling Tips!

Regardless if you are a seasoned traveller or planning your first trip, here are simple tips on travelling to make your life easier. PACKING Roll your clothes vs folding them. This will give you more space in your luggage. Use the 3 to 1 rule in clothes. Example: 3 tops for 1 bottom. Packing clothing that can be layered and interchanged. Take a spare pair of your prescription... Read more
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10 Things You Can Recycle

Whether you are a religious recycler or the just the paper and plastic recycler type, there may be a few household items you don’t know or didn’t think you could recycle. HERE ARE 10 THINGS YOU CAN RECYCLE AEROSOL CANS Once the cans are empty, they can be recycled with other metal packaging without fear of explosion. Since the cans themselves are made from recyclable steel and alumin... Read more
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3 Easy Steps to Help You Connect to the NBN

Is the NBN in your area or coming soon? Whether it’s there or not, FiftyUp Club has compiled a simple guide to help you understand how to connect when you do need to. CHECK IF NBN IS AVAILABLE IN YOUR AREA This one is more straightforward than many people may realise. You don’t have to wait for a letter informing you that the NBN is now available in your area, you can simply jump onli... Read more
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