Mind Your Own Retirement Podcast

Publisher Kaye Fallick and 'Deeksie', TV and radio presenter John Deeks, present our weekly podcast, Mind Your Own Retirement in which we will discuss your retirement income, share handy travel tips and help make everything more affordable for you. So grab a cuppa and have a listen.

Episode 13 - Sunday 15 September 2019

A reliable income is critical to a happy retirement and during years of accumulating super, you want to be sure you’re not paying more fees than you need to once you’ve retired. To help you check on your fund, in episode 13 of Mind Your Own Retirement, we talk with Stockspot chief Chris Brycki, who names and shames the funds that charge the highest fees.

Co-hosts John Deeks and Janelle Ward also head north to ask about the health of the Great Barrier Reef and whether it’s still worth visiting considering the much-publicised effects of global warming. Kayce-Rae Lee, from Down Under Cruise and Dive, explains what is happening and how by travelling with these tour operators, you can help them guard one of our most precious national treasures.

We also chat with Leon, who reveals the common medicine responsible for a staggering number of calls to Australian poisons centres – and fatalities –  in the past 10 years. He shares the safeguards you need to protect yourself.

For more information on Down Under Cruise and Dive, visit www.downunderdive.com.au
For more information on Fat Cat Funds Report 2019, visit blog.stockspot.com.au

Episode 12 - Sunday 8 September 2019

More than 440,000 Australians have dementia and that number is rising every year. In Dementia Action Week, episode 12 of YourLifeChoices’ Mind Your Own Retirement podcast talks with Maree McCabe, chief executive of Dementia Australia. She explains the research being done to change society’s attitudes towards people with dementia.

Channel 7’s John Deeks and YourLifeChoices’ editor Janelle Ward also talk with resident Centrelink expert Ben Hocking about why Centrelink may be regularly checking your bank account.

Then we head off to Cairns, where it’s 28°C most days in early spring, to chat with Kim Blain, the marketing manager of the five-star Shangri-La on the Marina. She tells why Cairns is the place to be and why it’s the perfect base to explore far north Queensland.

For more information on Dementia Action Week, visit www.dementia.org.au
Find out more about the Shangri-La Cairns by visiting www.shangri-la.com

Episode 11 - Sunday 1 September 2019

In Mind Your Own Retirement episode 11, we talk to YourLifeChoices’ Centrelink guru Ben, about the three most commonly asked questions he receives about the Age Pension. Today, he talks your through the process of applying for the pension, making claims overseas and how much you’ll get based on your income, assets and residency status.

Next, Deeksie and Kaye chat to Mark Metherell about the national crisis facing the Australian private health insurance industry. Mark explains how it will affect you as well as how you can easily save money on your private health cover.

We also check in with photography expert Alwyn Hansen, whose simple tips will help you capture amazing images, every time and, finally, Kaye explains the one thing you should never wear to the airport.

Alwyns Photo School

Episode 10 - Sunday 25 August 2019 

Q: What concerns you most about your retirement?

A: It could be one of three things, depending on your retirement tribe.

Listen up to today’s Mind Your Own Retirement podcast to learn the answers from the YourLifeChoices Ensuring financial security in retirement survey.

New research now suggests that Australians need to rethink their diets. Kaye chats with Heart Foundation dietitian Sian Armstrong about which of your favourite foods you can now indulge in and which you should strike from your weekly menu.

John and Kaye also talk with Webjet Exclusives general manager Brendan Sawyers, who explains how package holidays are so cheap, why they’re becoming increasingly popular for older travellers and where you can find once-in-a-lifetime holidays to bucket-list destinations at an affordable price.

Download a free retirement roadmap to learn more about your retirement income options.
Download the 2019 financial discomfort in retirement report.

Find out more about The National Heart Foundation of Australia.
Find great deals from Webjet Exclusives from each of the top five bucket-list destinations – 
Canada and Alaska, the Middle East, China, Switzerland, Sri Lanka. 

Episode 9 - Sunday 18 August 2019

We've broken style in this week's Mind Your Own Retirement podcastbut that just means you get to spend a little more time with actor, writer, comedian and quizmeister Brian Nankervis.

You may know Brian as co-host of the ABC's The Friday Revue, or from RocKwiz, Hessie’s Shed, Hey Hey It’s Saturday or as his alter ego, street poet Raymond J. Bartholomeuz. Well, after today, you’ll know a whole lot more about him, as he regales Deeksie and Kaye with heart-warming tales of his childhood to what he’s up to these days and the secret to his seemingly endless well of happiness.

Episode 8 - Sunday 11 August 2019

Older drivers don't like to be told they make mistakes, but seniordriveraus.com motoring writer Paul Murrell says there are some common driving errors most over 55s make and he lists them in episode eight of our Mind Your Own RetirementThe latest figures in the ACCC's Targeting Scams report reveal that in 2018 Australians lost half a billion dollars to scammers. Deeksie and Kaye discuss how to identify a scam and prevent yourself from being fleeced. Leon is back in the country after a week in Fiji. He reveals why this South Pacific haven is a must-visit travel destination, as well as the best way to see parts that would be otherwise inaccessible to most travellers.

Episode 7 - Sunday 4 August 2019

Today’s Mind Your Own Retirement podcast is aims to educate and inform. Kaye and ‘Deeksie’ chat with Challenger’s chairman of retirement income, Jeremy Cooper, who offers his response to our members’ No.1 concern – running out of money, Donna Campbell from Destination Canada explains why you’d travel to Newfoundland and Labrador while Janelle Ward outlines what she learnt from the YourLifeChoices sleep poll.

Episode 6 - Sunday 28 July 2019

Today’s Mind Your Own Retirement podcast is dedicated to sex with episode six appropriately renamed episode sex. Kaye and ‘Deeksie’ discuss the surprising results of YourLifeChoices' sex poll with editor Janelle Ward, learn about Susan's unexpected sexual encounter and receive five tips to improve intimacy from Leon Della Bosca.

Read Susan's story.
Read the full results of the sex poll.

Episode 5 - Sunday 21 July 2019

 In week five of our podcast, Mind Your Own Retirement, Deeksie and Kaye tackle the latest news on deeming rates and then turn to family matters. Tourism Ireland’s vice-consul Rory Conaty explains how to go in search of family links in the Emerald Isle and Steve Perkin tells why his venture into writing family histories is gathering steam.

Episode 4 - Sunday 14 July 2019

In week four of our podcast, Mind Your Own Retirement, Deeksie and Kaye discuss the value of learning a language, voluntary assisted dying, and Leon takes them to Vietnam – sharing tips on the food, the history, the hotspots off the beaten track and … how to cross a road safely.

Episode 3 - Sunday 7 July 2019 

It's week three of our podcast, Mind Your Own Retirement and the start of a new financial year has heralded in a host of changes that might affect your retirement. Kaye and Deeksie help you make sense of the detail. They also bring you up to speed on travel insurance and the intricacies of finding insurance when you have a pre-existing condition – as many older Australians do. And they’re joined today by physiotherapist Jason Lee, who makes a 'moving' plea to older Australians – move it or lose it that is.

Episode 2 - Sunday 30 June 2019

It's week two of our podcast, Mind Your Own Retirement, with Kaye and 'Deeksie'. They reveal what you said were the hottest retirement postcodes and travel editor Leon tells which cruise cabins you should avoid.

Episode 1 - Sunday 23 June 2019

In our first instalment, Kaye bares all to ‘Deeksie’ as they discuss typical retirement income, ways to handle loneliness and why airlines are weighing passengers.


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