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Travel

Compassionate fares explained

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

Time to get real about dying

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 put off end-of-life planning

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

Should your ashes be scattered?

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

Does your family really know you?

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

Preparing for the asset changes

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.

Losing a loved one

Don’t keep quiet about death

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.

Grief and Loss

Speak up about death

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.

News

Push for legal euthanasia grows

The push for legalising voluntary euthanasia gained a major supporter yesterday, with Labor’s Anthony Albanese adding his voice to the discussion.

Benefit by planning ahead

The benefits of planning ahead now with a Mareena Purslowe Funerals’ prepaid funeral plan include a special offer of $500 off and the potential for a more favourable Centrelink Age Pension assessment.

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