‘Risk-free’ cash still king for many investors Here’s a guide to finding a better rate Cash-focussed investors are feeling the pinch with record low interest rates persisting this year. The Reserve Bank is likely to keep rates subdued for the foreseeable future, noting an “uncertain” economic outlook as the nation struggles through lockdowns. Yet however
Start a conversation this R U OK? Day R U OK?’s vision is a world where we’re all connected and protected from suicide. With many out of work, separated from family or struggling to deal with the day-to-day changes the pandemic has thrust upon us, it’s never been more important to check in on your
Why superfoods are super good for dogs There’s been a buzz about superfoods in human diets for around two decades now, and there’s no reason why dogs can’t share the health benefits. There are many dog recipes filled to the brim with these nutrient dense ingredients. Here we discover how to supercharge your pup’s diet
The 13 best & worst super funds revealed for 2021 The Australian Prudential Regulation Authority (APRA) has revealed the best and worst superannuation fund products in Australia after releasing the superannuation statistics for the June 2021 quarter. According to APRA, superannuation assets totalled $3.3 trillion at the end of the June 2021 quarter – a
The investment risks of Bitcoin and basics for retirees How to buy/sell Bitcoin, getting started and considering the risks for over 60s Every couple of months we read an article about the price of Bitcoin collapsing, or skyrocketing. The topsy-turvy world of cyrptocurrency (“crypto”) continues to keep investors, enthusiasts, speculators and sceptics saying “I told
Lifestyle tips to help prevent hearing loss Most people experience some degree of hearing loss as they get older – with the most common causes of hearing loss being age-related, followed by excessive exposure to loud sounds. Age-related hearing loss is difficult to avoid but taking measures to protecting your hearing is vital to prevent
Super co-contribution eligibility under 67 and over 67 Firstly, what is the super co-contribution? Super co-contributions help eligible people boost their retirement savings. If you’re a low or middle-income earner and make personal (after-tax) contributions to your super fund, the government may also make a contribution (called a co-contribution) up to a maximum amount of
Positives of dating after 60 Dating at any stage of life can be scary and filled with uncertainty, but no expiry date comes with it, and it should be enjoyed whatever age you are. It’s something you probably didn’t see yourself navigating in your 60’s and the thought of a first date may seem somewhat
Colouring techniques for beginners to try Practice makes perfect with your coloured pencils Colouring is a simple, easy and relaxing activity. When you’re the colouring book artist, you get to decide how much time you want to spend in achieving the completed look you are after. If you’ve just received, or enjoying your colouring book
How to get a Covid vaccine appointment This article covers the ways in which you can get a Covid vaccine, with links to booking appointments and a list of locations and opening hours across states. How many vaccination sites are there? Around the country there are more than 6,300 places to get the jab.
Five foods that can give you a better sleep The foods we eat can dramatically affect how much and how well we sleep. Some foods and beverages calm and relax, while some stimulate the nervous system, keeping you up all night. This article covers five foods (or beverages) that can often help you get a
Give pencil colouring a go All you need is a handful of colours! Have you just been gifted an adult colouring book? Or have you been waiting for the right moment to crack open that packet of finely sharpened pencils? If you’ve been thinking about giving colouring a go, don’t delay! Here are our top
Make sure your Downsizer contributions don’t upend your super plans Two proposals in the federal budget are unambiguously great news for older Australians looking to get more money into super. Both relate to extending the period of time for which particular opportunities are available. The first was a proposal to bring the eligibility for “downsizer
Is premium kibble good for your dog? You’ve seen the shiny packets stacked up in the pet food shops, twice the price of the basic supermarket kibble. Your vet may have recommended a particular brand to keep your dog healthy. But what is premium kibble and will it actually give your dog extra health benefits?
My dog is farting, is this normal? Common questions about dog gassiness We’re all spending a lot more time at home right now, and while your dog will be loving the extra attention, you might be noticing just how gassy they are. If your dog’s diet is working for them, you shouldn’t be noticing nasty