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Money Matters

Making money

Making money

Most of us are out and about making money. If we are not working or unable to work then we need to work out how we can make the most of the money we have. It is easy enough to spend money. It is wise […]

Super slippery slide

Super slippery slide

It seems like the global economy is heading for uncertain times gives the Brexit situation and the question I asked is “are we on a super slippery slide economically”? If you are reading this and don’t know what ‘Brexit’ means just turn on your television […]

Frugal Frieda and sense savings

Frugal Frieda and sense savings

I made a decision in January this year to write a “Frugal Frieda” post each month. Life has been busy and I missed the month of May altogether! Now it is June and getting close to the end of the financial year Frugal Frieda has […]

Reverse mortgage warning

Reverse mortgage warning

A Reverse Mortgage or Home Equity Conversion Mortgage (HECM) loan enables Senior Australians over 60 years to access the equity in their home as security to borrow money. This can be taken as a regular income stream, a lump sum, a line of credit or […]

Super Snoop

Super Snoop

If you have super perhaps you would like to join me in being a “super snoop”.  It is not advisable to turn a blind eye to what is going on with your super and leave it only to the “experts”. If you are like me […]

Mid-Year Budget Review

Mid-Year Budget Review

Last week it was time for a mid-year budget review of our household income and expenses. The Federal Government calls it their Mid Year Economic and Fiscal Outlook (MYEFO). I am calling this My EFO (My economic and fiscal outlook). My budget strategy for the […]

Giving & Generosity

Giving & Generosity

At this time of the year we are coming close to what is commonly called the “Season of Giving”. When we talk about giving we often hear the phrase “charity begins at home”. As far back as 1383 John Wycliffe stated that “Charity should begin […]

Financial Future of Seniors

Financial Future of Seniors

The financial future of many seniors depends heavily on the government of the day to have financial laws in place that will protect the consumer. In my post of 17 June 2013 I raised a number of concerns surrounding the Abbott Government’s intention to rollback […]

Budget Tips for Budget Buoyancy

Budget Tips for Budget Buoyancy

It is that time of the year for budget tips. It is also time to work out how buoyant our budget is and how financially resilient we will be as retiree’s moving into a new financial year. As I always say “money matters” and it […]

Keeping the lid on your money!

Keeping the lid on your money!

In my first blog on “money matters” I finished with a quote “money is a wonderful thing but it is possible to pay too high a price for it”. This is so true and we can all pay a high price for financial advice if […]