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Do your retirement home-work

Do your retirement home-work

Do your retirement home-work   Ask any ageing Australian and they will tell you the same thing - one of our biggest concerns in life is the inevitable prospect of relocating into a retirement home or aged care facility. So if you were one of the many FiftyUp Club members left feeling somewhat distressed following a series of media reports this week on the booming retirement village ind... read more>
Pension age to climb to 70, but progress on Super

Pension age to climb to 70, but progress on Super

Most older Australians have worked hard all their lives and paid their taxes but now we’re being warned that the retirement age is (again) set to be lifted to 70.  Ask anyone over 50 looking for work and they will tell you they want to keep working – if only they can find an appropriate job. In 2015, then-Age Discrimination Minister Susan Ryan found that more than one in every 4 workers o... read more>
Big Insurers Put On Notice

Big Insurers Put On Notice

Research this week by Professor Allan Fels found some households could be paying as much as $1700 more than an identical home next door for Home & Contents Insurance!  The findings have reignited calls for an independent comparison website for home and car insurance, and the industry is pushing back as always. Last November Senator Nick Xenophon put a motion to the Upper House for an ... read more>
Fair Go For FiftyUps Survey Results In

Fair Go For FiftyUps Survey Results In

When we launch offers such as the Fair Go campaign many members are generous enough to fill in the survey so we can learn more about what makes you tick. As we are about the reveal the offers early next week in terms of the power, home contents/motor insurance and mobile providers it’s worth seeing what you said. Some answers are not surprising in that 58% find their electricity bill to b... read more>
Xenophon Looks To Simplify Home & Car Insurance

Xenophon Looks To Simplify Home & Car Insurance

One of former PM Tony Abbott’s greatest achievements for consumers was in setting up the website privatehealth.gov.au. Unlike any other comparison website, it contains information about all the products of all the private health funds (and there are over 30). If you are prepared to do your research, you are likely to save a bundle. There is a similar government website for energy plans. And ... read more>