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Grief and Loss

Coping with the sudden death of a partner

Columnist and trained counsellor Fiona Caine urges a grieving woman to reach out for support.

Age Pension

Simple tips to help you make the most of your inheritance

What should you do with an inheritance? Should you spend it on your mortgage? A car? How about a holiday? Will your inheritance affect your Age Pension? How does Centrelink assess a lump sum?

Travel

Travel SOS: Compassionate fares and bereavement flights

Linley recently travelled to the UK for a funeral and wants to know whether her circumstances could have meant she flew for less. So, in Travel SOS, Leon tells her how compassionate fares work.

Health news

Should voluntary assisted dying be available around the nation?

Victoria’s voluntary assisted dying legislation came in to effect this week and is now Australia’s only state with euthanasia laws. Should the rest of the nation follow suit?

News

Don't leave end of life planning to chance

Planning – it’s either something you do well or you’re quite happy to leave things to chance. But when it comes to preparing for your end-of-life, there are some things that shouldn't be delayed.

Leaving a legacy

Is scattering your ashes the right choice for your loved ones?

In our recent survey, Your Final Farewell, 53 per cent of respondents would like to have their ashes scattered but is this really the best course of action for the loved ones you leave behind?

Grief and Loss

Ten things my family doesn’t know about me

Sometimes what makes us so special are the things people don’t know about us, but don’t keep them secret – it’s time to share.

Grief and Loss

Navigating the execution of a will

The death of a loved one is often the start of a complex legal process. So here Rod Cunich guides you through the execution of a will.

Losing a loved one

Dealing with a child’s grief

It’s worth bearing in mind that if someone is old enough to love then they are old enough to grieve. And this grief needs to be acknowledged, so how do you deal with grief in children?

News

Could a prepaid funeral help reduce your assessable assets?

The 1 January 2017 asset threshold changes may force you to reduce your assessable assets for you to receive a full Age Pension. If so, you may wish to consider planning ahead for the inevitable.

Grief and Loss

How to tackle the touchy subject of dying

Passing away, end of life, passing on, eternal rest – these are all commonly used terms for death – a touchy subject for some, but one that we shouldn't be afraid to talk about.

Losing a loved one

How to tackle the touchy subject of dying

Passing away, end of life, passing on, eternal rest – these are all commonly used terms for death – a touchy subject for some, but one that we shouldn't be afraid to talk about.

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