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Novelist F. Scott Fitzgerald once said, “The rich are different from you and me” to which Ernest Hemingway responded: “Yes, they have more money”. As with many famous anecdotes, there was some embellishment and it didn’t quite happen the way you might expect. However, Hemingway was right. One of the clear differences is the rich do have […]

Living with dementia can be unsettling and frustrating, but independence and quality of life can still be achieved with the right support and a few changes. With almost half a million people living with dementia in Australia, and another 1.6 million people involved in their care, it is likely that we are all impacted in […]

Did you think you would not qualify for the government subsidies on home care? Take another look – you might be surprised. The cost of full-time private care provided in your own home may look daunting. But financial advice along with a government-subsidised home care package and support from friends and family, might make home […]

Working Class Returns

September 8, 2021

Seven News recently featured a story on rocker Jimmy Barnes. Jimmy was selling up his family home in Sydney to move to his new base in the Southern Highlands of NSW. What was the price to take over the working-class man’s converted Botany warehouse? Jimmy was hoping to get $4 million, after paying $1.61 million 17 years […]

The Blind Leading the Blind

September 3, 2021

On the 4th of August, CommSec, Australia’s largest online broker released a statement. It began: The limits on trades without a cash deposit are changing from 04 September, 2021. In light of recent market volatility, CommSec is changing trading limits to help protect our customers and minimise risk associated with investing and settlement. In the good […]