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Retirement

The Reckless Driver

The Reckless Driver

It seems to me that the reckless driver is 75 years or older. At least that is what it must feel like once you turn 75 years old. Then comes the yearly medical review to find out whether you are fit to drive or not. […]

Board Games

Board Games

Are board games what happens when children or adults are board? Since the digital age there has been a decline in children playing board games. When I was younger playing board games was very popular during the school holidays, rainy days and when entertaining friends. […]

Time Management Between 5 to 9

Time Management Between 5 to 9

The 5 to 9 principle is a key to assist me in understanding how good I am at time management. Do you think you are too busy to time-manage? Or, are you one of those people who says “it never worked for me” or “just […]

People, Passion and Politics

People, Passion and Politics

Where you find people, you usually find passion and politics. People, whether they are our loved ones or friends, people are important. We rely on other people. It is difficult to live a life without communicating and caring about others. I have heard people say […]

The Naked Retiree, Depression and the Mediterranean Garden

The Naked Retiree, Depression and the Mediterranean Garden

The Naked Retiree, getting older, tired and depressed should now be creating a Mediterranean Garden. There is more than one reason that the naked retiree must get out in the garden. Already, many retirees have felt the heavy hand of the Federal Government changes to […]

The Naked Truth about age pension entitlements

The Naked Truth about age pension entitlements

What is the naked truth about age pension entitlements? The current rhetoric from the Federal Government is that the age pension should be a “safety net” not an “entitlement”. So, what has changed? To find out I briefly examined the history of social welfare in […]

The Naked Retiree…..develops resilience

The Naked Retiree…..develops resilience

In my last post, I wrote about the changes to the age pension and retiree’s needing resilience. The world around us is changing and not all for the better particularly with the cost of living.  The Australian Farm Institute tell us that Australian consumers are […]

The Naked Retiree and Resilience

The Naked Retiree and Resilience

I believe that developing resilience is a key for many older Australians who are heading towards the status of a “naked retiree”. It may not happen in the next week, month or year but with the current changes regarding the age pension it will happen, unless of course what comes is that unexpected windfall – a lotto win or an inheritance!

The Naked Retiree….shopping

The Naked Retiree….shopping

For the naked retiree shopping is not what it used to be. When at work, for many, it was a quick dash to the supermarket before going home or late night shopping and hoping that the teenage children would not want to tag along. I […]

The naked retiree

The naked retiree

This post titled “the naked retiree” is the beginning of a perspective of what is happening in Australia for older Australians. What does it mean to be a naked retiree? It is not about going to Alexandria Bay Beach on the Sunshine Coast or skinny […]