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Would you fall for these scams?

Would you fall for these scams?

One of the cruel ironies of financial scams is that we like to think only suckers get stung, and we'd never fall for the trickery, especially with a few extra years of experience. Sadly, think again - there's research from the US which suggests over 65s, even with no cognitive decline, can suffer from what's called age-related financial vulnerability. "We are learning that there are chang... read more>
What’s the wackiest thing you ever bought at Aldi?

What’s the wackiest thing you ever bought at Aldi?

To some, it is known as the aisle of shame, to others merely the “middle aisle”. But to most, it is the mecca of impulse buying and surprises in an otherwise highly predictable supermarket. I suspect many FiftyUp Club members may keep more than a fleeting eye on the unlikely bargains which pop up ever so fleetingly at Aldi stores every Wednesday and Saturday from 8.30 am. Sometimes there’... read more>
What’s your most important faculty or ability?

What’s your most important faculty or ability?

For any actor to begin to lose their ability to understand and express words must be devastating, let alone for a Hollywood star. You’ve probably heard that Bruce Willis is stepping away from the limelight because of aphasia, a cognitive condition with just those symptoms. Most of us take our senses and abilities a bit for granted, and so if they are lost or compromised, it comes as a sho... read more>
Over 50? Why not join us at the Modern Elder Academy

Over 50? Why not join us at the Modern Elder Academy

As one over 50, I’m halfway through experiencing what it is to be a ‘modern elder’ and discovering it's about better understanding the critical transitions of our lives. The US-founded and Mexican-based Modern Elder Academy have come to Australia to help prepare us as the positives of later life are booming here too. Those positives include greater longevity, activity, agency, connection ... read more>
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>