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FoFA. FoWha? What is the Future of Financial Advice and what does it mean for you?

FoFA. FoWha? What is the Future of Financial Advice and what does it mean for you?

The Federal Government is poised to introduce sweeping changes to the rules that protect investors from unscrupulous financial planners. But these proposed amendments to the Future of Financial Advice (FoFA) reforms have drawn criticism from consumer groups, industry superannuation funds and the federal opposition, who argue the interests of mum and dad investors are being sacrificed to protect big banks […]

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Valentine’s Day: True Romance or the ultimate Scam?

Valentine’s Day: True Romance or the ultimate Scam?

In case you hadn’t noticed today is Valentine’s Day, an entire day dedicated to the worldwide celebration of love. While the marketing ploy as you don’t need a day to tell your partner I love you. Whether you choose to celebrate or not, each year Australians are spending more on their loved ones to mark February 14.  As reported by […]

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Why Frank told his electricity supplier to go jump

Why Frank told his electricity supplier to go jump

“I was with Origin and getting a 14% discount,” writes FiftyUp Club member Frank Ius, pictured. “No notice was given to me that my contract had expired and when I got my next bill I only received a 1% discount. “When I questioned this, their reply was that this is their standard procedure. Well, that day I changed to Click […]

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10 ways to get fit without getting ripped (off)

10 ways to get fit without getting ripped (off)

We’ve had some members ask us to source discounted gym memberships for FiftyUps. We’ll see what we can do, but in the meantime here are our tips for getting fit without paying exorbitant membership fees. 1. Interested in joining a gym but keen to avoid wall-to-wall meatheads? Many gyms offer free trial sessions. Or check out sites like GymLink, where […]

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The end of the Age of Entitlement: What it means for you

The end of the Age of Entitlement: What it means for you

“The age of entitlement is over,” declared federal Treasurer Joe Hockey last week. “The age of personal responsibility has begun.” This message from the Federal Government is on high rotation at the moment, used to justify a range of decisions, from refusing assistance to the automotive industry to foreshadowing cuts to the welfare system. What’s the debate likely to mean […]

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