Mind Your Own Retirement Episode 47

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This week, John is joined by the general manager at www.ratecomparison.com.au, Matt Gatt, whose guidance could be the difference between retiring with a huge debt or being largely debt-free in your post-work years, or even being able to significantly reduce your debt once you’ve retired.

Learn more about Rate Comparison, or follow Rate Comparison on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and YouTube.

Next in is Peter Douglas from the Globus Family of Brands, who talks about why dreaming about travel doesn’t – and should never – stop, regardless of how the pandemic is changing the industry. Peter also explains how the travel sector will evolve to ensure that guests can safely enjoy holidays in the future and why now is the perfect time to dream and plan travel in the future.

The Globus Family of Brands include:

NB: At time of recording, the suspension on GFOB tours was to end of June. As of May 12, this changed to end of August.

And lastly, the chief medical adviser to the Australian Digital Health Agency Professor Meredith Makeham returns with some big news about digital prescriptions and other ways you can make MyHealthRecord work better for you and those tasked with looking after your health.

Learn more about MyHealthRecord and the Australian Digital Health Agency

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    Bank’s are on the nose with me, regarding rates. I am on solely on Aged Pension, still with a mortgage, on rate of 3.68%. I applied to get a better rate – and my bank has flatly refused to even consider helping me to a lower rate.
    I have approached other banks – they aren’t interested because (as they say) – the amount is too low, and/or how will I be able to service the loan (no other income)?
    To make it worse, I am on a ‘Premier Package’ with my current bank, have to pay $395 a year. For the privilege of being kept on a higher rate!

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      Older & Wiser, Not financial adviser just interested party with a not dissimilar problem but fee not so high under my very old deal. Just googled Premier Package to see what came up & easily identifiable by detail you gave. Advertising 2yr fixed rate 2.29% principal & interest today as well. At our time of life & current low fixed rate perhaps it’s better to have a few extra dollars in pocket each month to cover rising living costs, with 2 yrs fixed lower rate provided they charge no fee to change, then revisit when 2 yrs up. Food for thought for me too.


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