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Insurance

Insurance - What happens when things go wrong?

Even with the best will in the world, sometimes there are problems when insurance doesn’t quite meet your requirements. Who can you turn to for assistance?

Phones

Mobile phone plans explained

Choosing the wrong mobile phone plan can be a costly error but working your way through the myriad of information available is almost impossible as YOURLifeChoices subscriber, Brian, has found.

Technology Q&A

Emergency mobile communication

I was wondering if there is a product that can be worn by a pensioner in & out of home for emergency calling. My father is 85 and lives alone and there are no relatives living in a close proximity. All family live in another state.

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Benefits of funeral cover

As Australians become more aware of the need for financial planning, covering their funeral costs is one area which is now being considered a necessity. But are there any benefits in the here and now?

Superannuation

Super the most tax-effective investment for a worry-free retirement

Next to your first home purchase, superannuation is one of the most important investment decisions that you will make in their lifetime.

Centrelink – Services Australia

Appealing Centrelink Decisions

The Social Security Appeals Tribunal is first level of external review of decisions made by Centrelink and can help you deal with any issues you may have with Centrelink decisions.

Allowable Earnings

Centrelink asset classes

YOURLifeChoices subscriber Maureen is contemplating a move to over 50s accommodation but is concerned about how Centrelink will view this asset.

PC

Checklist for buying a PC

Much emphasis is placed on components, speed and storage when purchasing a computer, but do you really need everything for which you are paying?

Claiming your pension overseas

Age pension while overseas

My elderly mother (Australian living in QLD) may come to live with me for a while in the USA. Can she still receive her pension, benefits etc if she stays with me for 6 months? Can she get assistance in the cost of her travel to her location with me, she is elderly and suffers from several medical situations?

Centrelink – Services Australia

Centrelink Denture Entitlements

My parent's next door neighbour today told my mum that pensioners are entitled to $4,000.00 towards the cost of their dentures. Is this true?

Computer Tutorials

Is wireless worth it?

I currently have a mobile and Broadband and phone via landline. I am in very close proximity to a tower, which has Next G etc so I was wondering if there are any disadvantages in changing over to wireless internet and giving up my landline phone. I would save at least $30/mth and probably have a better internet service. I don't use my landline phone very much at all so the extra charge for mobile calls is not significant.

Age Pension

Confused by Centrelink - Couples Query

Centrelink is now telling us the I will only get the single pension and that she will have to get Newstart and either get a job or do 15 hours per week voluntary work. Does anyone know what the correct answer is as Centrelink are very confusing?

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