Category: Centrelink

Australians delay retirement by three years
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Australians are delaying retirement by an average three years as cuts to the age pension and low interest rates force people to rethink their savings plans. A survey by research firm Roy Morgan conducted last October found that the average … Continue reading

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Changing of the Goal Posts for Self-Funded Retirees – How to make sense of the Changes to the Age Pension.
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For many years, the Age Pension has been available to thousands of self-funded retirees who have sought advice around the generous rules and exemptions available and employed smart strategies to gain access to the Government Benefits, even with substantial superannuation … Continue reading

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November Update
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November is here and as always it opens with the race that stops a nation. But the Melbourne Cup has been eclipsed by an even bigger race this month, and that’s the home stretch to the US Presidential election on … Continue reading

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Federal Budget 2015 Summary
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After criticism that his first budget was too tough and unfair, Treasurer Joe Hockey has used his second budget to restore the confidence of ordinary Australians and shift the focus to jobs, growth and opportunity. Gone is the talk of … Continue reading

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Olivia features on Channel 9 for the Federal Budget Wrap Up
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Join Olivia on Nine News tonight talking about the impact on the Federal Budget.  Headline story with Laurie Oakes and Ross Greenwood.       To read more about the budget changes click here Olivia Maragna is the co-founder of Aspire Retire … Continue reading

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Aspire Retire Federal Budget Analysis 2014
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Aspire Retire Federal Budget Analysis 2014 May 2014: ‘Pain with a purpose’ Treasurer Joe Hockey’s maiden budget delivers some bitter medicine to all Australians in a bid to shrink the deficit. Despite the emergency rhetoric, the underlying deficit forecast was … Continue reading

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Planning finances is women’s business
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The sobering fact is that women are still not paid equally to their male counterparts, women’s super balances are falling way behind men’s and nine out of 10 Australian women don’t have enough super to fund their retirement. With 40 … Continue reading

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The $158 million cut for pensioners
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A new change in the way that superannuation pensions are treated by Centrelink is coming!   Expected to start on January 1, 2015, the change has the potential to affect up to 28 per cent of full age pensioners and 69 … Continue reading

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Health Insurance explained
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Did you know that there is Medicare, Medicare Surcharge, Lifetime Loading and Health Insurance Rebates and each one of these has different rules around whether they apply to you depending on your income and age? Confused?  Listen to Aspire Retire's … Continue reading

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2013 Federal Budget Wrap Up from Aspire Retire
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2013 Federal Budget Wrap Up from Aspire Retire Click here Federal Budget 2013      

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