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The big challenge: the fairest way to spread the Budget pain

Suddenly this week, the pre-Budget debate has turned from being all about changes to the Age Pension and Medicare, to being all about a debt levy on higher income earners. And self-funded retirees, who may not have to pay the levy, are starting to look like they could be the biggest winners on May 13. CLICK here to take our […]

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Why I told my Super fund to go jump

Dear Fellow Members, As we are all aware, gloomy Federal Budget speculation has been rife lately, so I’ve decided my message this week should be on a cheerier note. Since having come on board as your Chairman I’ve noticed a handful of particular issues dominate your messages and forum posts. Switching is one of those at the top of the […]

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Tell Canberra how changes to the Pension would affect you

Treasurer Joe Hockey has upped the ante on his pre-Budget rhetoric again today, announcing an “unprecedented” target for cutting spending growth and suggesting the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme could be curtailed along with the age pension and Medicare in the May 13 Budget. Now it’s over to you. We want to know how rumoured changes in the Budget will affect you, so that […]

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Online Dating for Grown-Ups

Interested in meeting someone new? Or perhaps you’re recently single and ready to test the waters. Have you thought about online dating? In its early days, online dating was somewhat controversial, even frowned upon. Fast forward a few years and more than 50 per cent of Australians have tried finding love online, or say they would consider it. In fact, […]

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Here’s why we’re calling this the FiftyUp Federal Budget

With all the tough talk about raising the retirement age, increasing the age where you can access your super, adjusting the pension assets test and paying to see a GP, it’s hard not to see this Federal Budget as being targeted at the over-50s. Here at FiftyUp Club HQ, we’ve taken to calling it the “FiftyUp Federal Budget”, and we […]

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A pre-Easter message from our Chairman

Dear Fellow Members, Well, I asked you to speak up and sign our petition on the higher costs we get slugged on health insurance … and boy, did you listen. We smashed our target of 10,000 within the first 48 hours, which meant we had to reset our target to 15,000. At the moment we are sitting on around 12,500, […]

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Super Funds forced to raise life insurance premiums

The days of getting very cheap group-discounted Life Insurance through your super fund are looking numbered, as funds raise premiums and regulators warn they are repeating the mistakes of the past. Senior insurance regulator  Ian Laughlin, who is deputy chairman of the Australian Prudential Regulation Authority, warned this week that this sector of life insurance has been losing money and was […]

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FiftyUp Facts Petition smashes target in 3 days

In just 3 days more than 10,000 FiftyUp Club members have signed our petition calling on the Federal Government for greater transparency in health Insurance. With such a huge response from members, we’ve had to set a new target of 15,000 signatures. FiftyUp Club members have been signing the petition and heading to the forum to share their extensive experience […]

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