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Money and You

Money and You

They say there are two sides to every story, none more so than when it comes to money.  One report has the rising cost of living ‘smacking’ retirees more heavily than other cohorts as they have greater exposure to items that have gone up more. Other research suggests a slightly younger group aged 55-64 has the largest share of household wealth of any age bracket and collectively spend more t... read more>
Marital Bliss - How Long Does it Last?

Marital Bliss - How Long Does it Last?

Thirty years by one measure is life in prison. It's also the magic anniversary when Australian married couples are statistically at their happiest. The Australian Unity Wellbeing Index research has previously busted other marriage myths by stating that the first year after the wedding can be the unhappiest! Now they challenge another preconception, but what's your experience? Will it, or ... read more>
How Can We Continue to Age Healthily?

How Can We Continue to Age Healthily?

If there's one dream we may all aspire towards, it is to age healthily. This doesn't have to mean living to 100 years old, but it does suggest a greater independence and control. We often think the key to this kingdom must involve more exercise, less food and a lucky roll of the dice when it comes to our genes. But research in Australia shows the crucial factors aren’t strict regimes or m... read more>
Of all the discriminatory ‘-isms,’ where does ageism sit? TV doco weighs up the insult.

Of all the discriminatory ‘-isms,’ where does ageism sit? TV doco weighs up the insult.

Perhaps few Fifty Up Club members would disagree that ageism is both more overlooked and tolerated than the increasing list of other discriminatory “-isms”. Every time we talk about age discrimination, especially in the workplace, the hurtful instances flow in many asking, despite it being unlawful, what can we do about it? A helpful addition to the debate will air very soon on SBS TV in ... read more>
It’s a low-down lockdown list to help you make it through the best and worst

It’s a low-down lockdown list to help you make it through the best and worst

It's a tale of two Gladys' as we try to make it through our various lockdowns to the tune of a popular song for support and smiles. Kris Kristofferson first wrote his country music ballad Help Me Make It Through the Night in 1970, and 12 months later, Gladys Knight and the Pips made it a big hit. What if we rebadge it "Help Me Make It Through The Lockdown" in homage to the two Gladys' and... read more>