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Price Hike Alert on Life, TPD & Income Protection Insurance

Price Hike Alert on Life, TPD & Income Protection Insurance

There have been red flags flying on the life insurance front, especially about premium hikes. The current main concern is premium costs going up, and there are several reasons. Xavier O'Halloran, director of the consumer group for superannuation Super Consumers Australia, says there have been hikes of between 13%-20% for life cover bought inside superannuation. He says one reason is re... read more>
Are Boomers Selfish For Staying Put in the Family Home?

Are Boomers Selfish For Staying Put in the Family Home?

Headlines are meant to be provocative, and this one proved a doozy at Sunday breakfast: Baby Boomers deepen housing crisis by staying in empty nests. The argument seems to run that some FiftyUps enjoy later life in the family home too much to move and should make way for younger families. But is it accurate or even fair? Some bewildering figures came out this week about houses and agei... read more>
Is Vaccine Hesitancy A Luxury For Those Outside Victoria?

Is Vaccine Hesitancy A Luxury For Those Outside Victoria?

There's an old wartime saying that 'there are no atheists in the foxholes’, meaning those in the firing line have reason to believe in God. Do we now see a similar phenomenon with the COVID lockdown in Victoria, causing even those with pronounced 'vaccine hesitancy' to line up for the jab?  A few weeks ago, when polls showed a significant proportion of over 50s, and especially women, woul... read more>
Have YOUR Say in this 5-Minute COVID Vaccine Survey

Have YOUR Say in this 5-Minute COVID Vaccine Survey

Families, friends, colleagues and even our leaders have varied views as to what we FiftyUps should do about COVID vaccination - so it’s time to hear once and for all what YOU think. Many people seek to speak for those aged over 50 but here’s a chance to anonymously and powerfully speak for yourself and see what your age cohort really thinks! Take our 5-minute COVID-19 Vaccination Survey here... read more>
Meet the Newest Subject in Our ‘A-Team’ Series on Modern Ageing: Maureen Andrew

Meet the Newest Subject in Our ‘A-Team’ Series on Modern Ageing: Maureen Andrew

Maureen Andrew, aged 71, is a performer and so much more from Daylesford in regional Victoria who believes:  “We all deserve to be applauded, not stuffed in the cupboard” “I have had - and still have - the maddest life. 50 years of film, stage and TV. Still writing and performing Cabaret shows, in between chopping down trees and building up the substantial Veggie patch. I am constantly frust... read more>