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Welcome to the 20 September 2011 enewsletter
Guy Pearce has come a long way from his days in daytime soap Neighbours, picking up an Emmy for his supporting role in Mildred Pierce, which also starred the wonderful Kate Winslet. We look forward to it hitting our screens.

From today, seniors will see a rise in their fortnightly Age Pension payments. The limits on the Asset Test and Income Test will also rise, meaning those who have previously just missed out, could now qualify for a part-pension.

Having returned from her fabulous Mediterranean cruise, Kaye was struck by how many less mobile people were on the cruise and how well they were catered for. But what about other forms of travel? YOURLifeChoices has many ways to make travel more accessible.

Sarah helps us to understand the difference between a flash drive and a USB and which one you should spend your money on.

Thanks to Debbie’s auntie Helen, we bring you an authentic recipe for Spicy Spanish Baked Fish that’s sure to be a winner.

Keeping you informed
Debbie, Drew, Sarah, David & Kaye

Kaye's blog - Accessible cruising
Cruises offer an excellent travel opportunity for those who are less able, but still raring to go

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Travel deals
$685 8-Night Pacific Escapade Cruise
40% off Sydney Hotels
$1089 6-Night Bali Villa w/Flights

Travel Q&A
Travel agent versus online
Staying in touch while on the road
Mobile internet in remote areas

Comfort Food

Spicy Spanish Baked Fish
Debbie’s auntie Helen spends a good portion of the year in Spain living as a local would. She relies on this no-fail spicy baked fish recipe when having friends for dinner and it’s become a firm fiesta favourite.

Travel express
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China’s Breathtaking Alpine Valley
with Helen Wong's Tours

Beyond the Great Wall in a mountainous region of China’s Sichuan province is an alpine valley with a name which is hard to pronounce let alone spell.
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Technology
USB flash drive vs hard drive
In this day and age we’re flooded with technical jargon, so mixing up your flash drives and your hard drives is perfectly forgivable. But what is the difference? The tech gurus at YOURLifeChoices are here to lay out the facts.
Wellbeing

Free shipping and 20 per cent saving extended
Time is running out to take advantage of 20 per cent off Jinni Compression Stockings and Travel Socks. Combined with free shipping, the offer has been extended for one week, so be quick and make your purchase now.

Government
Increased asset test limits
Asset limits have been reviewed and increased in line with recent CPI pension increases. Find out about the new limits.
Government
Increased income test limits
The CPI rise in pension payments is also reflected by an increase in the amount of income you can receive before you lose your pension completely. Find out about the new limits.
Wellbeing
Accessibility
Learning to cope with a disability is challenging at the best of times but in today’s world, there are an abundance of resources out there to help you adapt. From everyday living to getting around, helpful advice is never far away.
Government
NZ Senior card reciprocal rights
Holders of Victorian Seniors Cards can now make their travel money go further with reciprocal rights being granted to enable use in New Zealand.
Publisher's Pick

Stonelea Estate
With your own private cottage, complimentary wine and a roaring open fire, a short break in the Acheron Valley may be just what you need.

Competition
YOURLifeChoices and Trafalgar are giving you and a friend the chance to win the trip of a lifetime to discover the treasures of France, valued at up to $11,430*. You and your companion will travel in style as you take in the French joie de vivre.
Word of the week

Digirati

Quote of the week

The hardest thing to learn in life is which bridge to cross and which to burn.
Spike Milligan

Fun and games

Trivia
Freecell Solitaire
Daily Crosswords
Aussie Crossword Puzzles
WordSearch Puzzles
Mahjong
Sudoku
Code Cracker

Quick Links

Seniors Card
The Meeting Place
Jokes
Technology
Centrelink
Retirement Planning

Here to help

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