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The Facts begin to flow on Health Insurance for FiftyUps

The Facts begin to flow on Health Insurance for FiftyUps

More than 3000 members of the FiftyUp Club have already answered our 2-minute Health Insurance Survey in less than 24 hours, to help us unearth some sorely-needed Facts about premium increases for the over-50s. It’s a fantastic response and it means we will soon have enough data to scrutinise the real cost of premium increases for FiftyUps. The concept is […]

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Is $1 million enough to retire on?

Is $1 million enough to retire on?

Even $1 million in savings may not be enough for a ‘comfortable’ retirement, according to an analysis by financial journalist John Collett in Fairfax Media publications this week. A million bucks will be barely enough for most people, Collett writes, based on estimates by the Association of Superannuation Funds of Australia (ASFA) which reveal the annual budget needed by Australians […]

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Health Insurance a sore point among FiftyUps

Health Insurance a sore point among FiftyUps

It’s that time of year again, when Health Insurance premiums usually rise by hundreds of dollars for the average family. Last year, Health Minister Peter Dutton signed off on an average annual increase of 6.2% in private health insurance premiums, with Insurer NIB reported to be the highest of the 34 insurers with an average of 8%. “We desperately need discounted medical [insurance],” […]

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Big thrills without the big bills

Big thrills without the big bills

The Oscars were the hottest party in the world this week. We didn’t score an invite, but not to worry. We’ve put on our glad rags and gone in search of the best entertainment bargains in town. And the winners are … 1. See – and hear – the stars of tomorrow strut their stuff at free or ridiculously cheap […]

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