Seniors Finance

Many Australians are forced to live on a fixed income, either relying on the Age Pension or allocated pension fund payments. Each and every time you watch the television or pick up a newspaper, you’re confronted with the headline that household bills are on the increase. YOURLifeChoices brings you news, tips and information on how to best manage and reduce your costs.

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Calculate your heating costs

Calculate your heating costs

It can be difficult to pin down an exact figure, there are some basic calculations ...

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  1. Do you have the right super fund?

Financial services fees explained

Financial services fees explained

Craig Hall explains common financial fees to consider before you invest.

No relief for savers

No relief for savers

The news for those relying on savings to generate an income is only getting worse.

Register of planners launched

Register of planners launched

ASIC’s register of qualified financial planners is now online.

Is trust in planners possible?

Is trust in planners possible?

Is trust in financial planners still possible?

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Low income energy rebate increase

Low income energy rebate increase

From 1 July 2011, the Low Income Household Rebate replaced the Energy rebate, and is paid at the rate of $200 per annum.

Are you eligible?

Save your superannuation

Save your superannuation

Australians on average having four super accounts, this can be a large proportion of your retirement income. Now is the time to consider consolidating your superannuation.

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Money milestones

Money milestones

Managing your money doesn’t get any easier as you get older, but there are certain money milestones of which you can take advantage.

Money milestones

What to ask a financial adviser

What to ask a financial adviser

Starting on the right foot with a financial advisor can help ensure you get the most from your meeting. YOURLifeChoices has 50 useful questions you may wish to ask.

50 useful questions