At least a quarter of a million Australians reside in residential aged care at any one point in time. As we saw last week, residents in aged care are asked to pay a range of fees for their stay. In this article, we will look a little more closely at the largest of these fees: the accommodation fee.
More than 1.2 million Australians receive some form of aged care. Of these, about 23% of people are using residential aged care. Residential aged care is something all of us should expect, either for ourselves or for a loved one. The good news is that anything that we expect can be planned for.
People need to adapt to new circumstances. It is how humans have always survived. This was brought home to us last week as we watched the women’s final of the Australian Open. As you might have seen, Naomi Osaka beat Jennifer Brady to claim her fourth grand slam title. Well played Naomi. But it is Brady’s story that we really liked.
Passive income is the income generated by our investments. Because it is not linked to our time or (necessarily) our skill, passive income is not limited in the way that active income is. Indeed, it is possible to earn passive income even while we sleep.
As our last post for 2020, we simply want to say: well done on getting through 2020! We hope that, like the smiling boy in this picture, who has found a way to turn an upside-down world into a source of delight, you and your loved are able to find some fun and lightness this holiday season.
This year has been a year like no other. Now that summer is with us, can we encourage you to take a holiday if that is at all possible for you? This year, more than ever, a holiday may be the most important thing you do – and not just for yourself!
Earlier this month, Australia’s Reserve Bank dropped their target for interest rates to its lowest rate ever. This has dampened interest rates across the economy – as you will have noticed if you are a borrower or a saver. Rates will stay low for at least three years, so now is a great time to review your financial plan to make best use of these low rates.