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3 Real Ways to Actually Make Money Online

Twice this week I’ve received calls from so-called “wealth” businesses asking me information about my mortgage. The first one claimed I had entered a competition and had won an Ipad but to claim it I had to go along to a seminar. I actually have been to a couple of seminars in the past so this aspect of the conversation didn’t alarm me. What did alarm me however was when the conversation tur... Read more

Walk It Off

  Mental Health Week runs from Sunday 9 – Saturday 15 October, 2016 but for millions of Australians anxiety and depression or feeling flat, helpless or hopeless is the new normal. Last year’s National Health Survey showed that stress and mental illness affect one in five Australians, and costs us over $200 billion dollars. Mental Health is a complex issue and those with depression need... Read more

Staying Safe on Dating Websites

  When it comes to online safety and dating sites, we like to think we know what we’re talking about. Stitch is the only companionship site in the world that insists on identity verification for its members, and we do a lot of things behind the scenes to ensure that Stitch is free of scammers and fraudsters that most dating sites simply don’t do. Ask any of our members and they’ll tell you t... Read more

What's On In Your State

  This week we’ve also found lots of great free stuff in your community including the Walk In her Shoes event in Western Australia to a free space documentary in Melbourne. Queenslanders can win a double pass to the Antenna Documentary Film Festival and if you're prepared to travel to the NSW South Coast we have 2 tickets to the River Cottage Cooking School. Don't forget this weekend is your... Read more

Failure To Launch

Just when you thought you had a handle on the whole Gen Y, Gen X and Millenial speak, along comes Failure-To-Launch kids. It’s a very disparaging term I feel to describe young people who don’t move out of home at a time when house and rent prices in Australia are so high. I have 3 teenagers, boys 19 and 17 and a daughter 15. I felt acutely aware that my small brick veneer home wasn’t big ... Read more

Please Explain? The Clown Purge and Hipster Beards

THE CLOWN PURGE Just when you were starting to get your head around Pokemon Go and the iPhone 7 comes the creepy clown craze that has America and now Australia on high alert. A series of creepy clown sightings across the US in recent months has caused a wave of hysteria in several states, forcing police and schools to scramble to contain spreading jitters, and even the White House to wei... Read more

What's On In Your State

This week we have a double pass to see the Fiftyup Radio Show’s Entertainment Reporter, Peter Cousens at Mounties Club in NSW. There’s some great things happening around the country including painting classes in WA,  a meteor shower in Victoria and a $2 Clothing Sale in QLD! If you’re holding an event in your community, please let us know so we can share with other members! RULES ... Read more

An Australian First - A Star Wars Pop Up Channel This Weekend Only!

  In an Australian television first, Foxtel Movies presents a dedicated Star Wars pop-up channel available to Foxtel Movies and Foxtel Platinum subscribers on Friday, September 30 from 6.00am AEST through to Monday, October 3. This epic movie marathon will be the first time all seven Star Wars films will be broadcast back-to-back on Australian television. The marathon will feature all ... Read more

Free Stuff!

Hi Members! Each week we will bring you one event per state and where possible, we will try and secure tickets to the events. This week we have freebies in Queensland and South Australia! To enter, email me at and tell me in 25 words or less why you joined the FiftyUp Club using the subject line to say which state you are in! RULES Entry to the competitions... Read more

Staying Connected To Your Grand Children Without A Computer or Smartphone

As Australians live longer and become increasingly mobile, long distances often seperate grandparents and grandchildren. Many grandparents are continuing to work into their 60's and only have time for semi-annual or annual visits.  If your technically minded, you can easily stay in touch through daily emails, web cams and digital photo's but it can be more dificult maintaining connnected rel... Read more