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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Living apart – together

Living apart – together

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Five money tips when travelling

Five money tips when travelling

Five handy tips to help you avoid financial pitfalls on your holiday.

Income test limits for pensions

Income test limits for pensions

The new Age Pension income limits which apply from 1 July 2014 could be beneficial.

Asset test tables

Asset test tables

View the tables below to find out the Asset Test Limits.

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What’s your credit score?

A new initiative, GetCreditScore, has launched as part of MoneySmart Week.

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The ten worst retirement planning mistakes

The ten worst retirement planning mistakes

Paul Clitheroe reviews the ten biggest retirement planning mistakes – and why you need to avoid them.

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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.

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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.

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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