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Date Posted: 6 December 2016
Get the most out of your retirement
The key to having the retirement that’s right for you is in planning ahead. Think about what retirement means to you, what you’d really like to do (even if it’s outside the traditional model), and do some organising in all areas of your life.
Date Posted: 2 December 2016
How to set goals you’ll actually achieve
Setting goals is all very well, but you’ll want to make sure they’re really achievable. To do that think outside the square a little, know your why, set your intentions each day and keep up your motivation.
Date Posted: 2 December 2016
Get the most out of visiting your grandchildren
When your grandchildren live some distance from you, it’s exciting to catch up. Try to prepare before your visit so you can jump into being a hands-on grandparent, and have some fun doing activities you all love.
Date Posted: 2 December 2016
Tips for travelling with teens
Travelling with teenagers can bring its own set of challenges. Give them some ownership over their activities during the trip, decide on your stance with technology, and help them learn useful travelling skills.
Date Posted: 2 December 2016
3 ways to get involved in charities
There are many ways to really be involved with a charity. First, get clear on your motivations and consider what’s in it for you. Then you can choose what you’d like to do: perhaps some professional volunteering or a creative experience.
Date Posted: 6 January 2016
Protecting your family’s future
If you have a family who are financially dependent on you, it’s important to make sure they will be looked after if something happens to you and you no longer earn an income. You can take out an insurance policy inside or outside of your super fund, and there are different types of cover available. Deciding how much insurance cover you and your family need can be tricky, but there are guides and calculators available that can help you to work it out.
Date Posted: 26 November 2015
Mental health and the holidays
Christmas carols say it’s the ‘most wonderful time of the year’. A happy time with family and friends, BBQs, parties, presents and favourite foods. But if your 2015 has been tough, or you’re experiencing a mental illness, the approaching holidays might seem more dread than dream.
Date Posted: 9 November 2015
Seven ways to stay healthy while doing shift work
It can be hard to maintain a healthy lifestyle when you’re doing shift work and working long hours away from home. Food can sometimes becomes something you scoff down without thinking about once you finally get the chance to eat. Exercise can be pushed way down the list of priorities. And if you’re working FIFO, those desserts in the mess can look mighty tempting after a long shift.
Date Posted: 12 October 2015
How to support your community
Volunteering is a rewarding way to invest in your local area. Making a difference in your community is about finding the perfect match between their needs and your skills.
Date Posted: 14 September 2015
Travelling with kids: where to go?
Travelling with kids is all about the destination. Find the best spot to give yourselves maximum fun and, if you’re lucky, even a bit of relaxation. All it takes is a little planning and a touch of simplicity.