Retiring may be something you look forward to for decades, but that doesn’t mean that it is easy. In one form or another the team at YourLifeChoices has been making that transition smoother for Australia’s booming population since September 2000.
Our content, provided to our 230,000 features daily, features vital information for those approaching retirement, in retirement and their families, focussing on the issues that matter most as we age.
The YourLifeChoices web site is also a streamlined one-stop resource for understanding the Age Pension, superannuation, rent assistance, and all the information regarding the entitlements and concessions you will be able to access in your retirement.
Regardless of what constitutes retirement for you, we’re here to simplify the process by helping you understand your rights and options, and by explaining the complex issues of retirement funding, and will keep you up to date with all the legislative changes that will affect your retirement income.
We also offer useful health, travel and technology updates and you’re welcome to have your say by commenting on our articles and posting on the Meeting Place.
Kaye Fallick - Publisher
Kaye trained and worked as a fashion designer for 14 years. During two years' timeout for travel, she caught the writing bug when hired as a features assistant for a London magazine. On her return to Australia, she decided the combination of writing and travel was the way to go. But no-one can accuse her of quick career changes – a part-time arts degree took the maximum 10 years to complete, as did the Diploma of Writing and Editing that followed. Kaye is the publisher of YourLifeChoices magazine and website.
David Fallick - Advertising Manager
David’s two years in the public service convinced him that there could be a better way to spend his days than auditing seagulls. Stumbling into advertising sales (thanks to his former wife’s boss) and being a bear of somewhat limited imagination, he’s persevered with this pursuit despite considerable sage counsel that he should cease and desist. So it’s been forty years of roller-coasting through all aspects of advertising and, more recently, publishing with highlights such as being the founding publisher of BRW and Personal Investor followed a few years later with the same role at Time Australia. Tiring of corporate politics and endless meetings, in 1988 he established Indigo Arch Publishing to explore “self-employment” (ie, easing into retirement) and custom publishing. YourLifeChoices evolved (tortuously) from this company and David is proud of his glacial transition from print to the new-fangled online media which, he hopes, is not just another flash in the pan!
Janelle Ward - Newsroom Editor
Janelle worked in sports journalism at the AFL and The Age for more than 20 years before she decided the siren had sounded on that part of her life in mid-2017. She took a few months off before deciding to join the family at YourLifeChoices. Her pet loves are family time, gardening, camping and the Brisbane Lions.
Drew Patchell - Digital Operations Manager
Starting out as a week of work experience in 2005 while studying his Bachelor of Business at Swinburne University, Drew has never left his post and has been with the company ever since, working on the websites digital needs. Drew has a passion for all things technology which is only rivalled for his love of all things sport (watching, not playing).
Ben Hocking - Digital Editor
Ben has a history of working in online publishing for over a decade, but remarkably holds stubbornly by his decision not to own a mobile a phone. A journalist for 20 years, Ben is just as happy at home with a good book or out watching the footy with his two girls.
Leon Della Bosca - Editor
Leon Della Bosca is a voracious reader who loves words. You'll often find him spending time in galleries, writing, designing, painting, drawing, or photographing and documenting street art. He has a publishing and graphic design background and loves movies and music, but then, who doesn’t?
Olga Galacho – Journalist and copy editor
Olga ran away from home to join YourLifeChoices in June after five years as a freelance journalist. Before that she had worked for 20 years as a finance reporter on a metropolitan daily newspaper. When she does sneak back home, she is surprised to find her three teenage children, two international students and two cats are still there. She is an avid reader of online content and dreams of one day retiring far from the Big Smoke.
Liv Gardiner – Digital assistant and social media manager
Liv is a 22 year old student currently completing her studies in Arts and Science. She loves food, surfing and travelling the world through trial and error... but mostly error.
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