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How will aged care affect your family?

Naturally, when investigating options for an elderly person, finding the right level of care is crucial, as is anticipating future care requirements and planning for them. Given a choice, most people would prefer to remain in their own homes and the government has committed to ensuring that home care resources will be gradually increased over […]

A Guide for Start-Ups

It’s a huge step in anyone’s life to launch a business. Not only do you need to have a feasible idea and finance behind it, you will also need to deal with competition, the economy and the constantly evolving marketplace. There will be times you will need to take risks, but without risks how can […]

Aged Care: Levels of care

Levels of care Care options include in-home care and residential care providing standard accommodation and personal services. Residents pay for optional additional services. In-home Care Four levels of care: Basic Low level Intermediate High Best suited for Elderly person/s capable of living safely and independently in their own home. What it includes Actual services included […]

Marketing for new businesses

What is marketing? Marketing is more than just advertising. It’s a concentrated effort to get your business across to the customer by pushing it from every angle. Marketing involves the product itself, branding, price points, where you sell it and the way you promote it. There’s an old marketing principle that says customers need to […]

Aged Care Planning: Assessment

The first step – Assessment Illness, disability or the passing of the years can make it difficult for you or your loved one to maintain an independent lifestyle. The ideal is to remain in one’s own home for as long as is reasonable and safe, but knowing when independence is no longer feasible is the […]

Bootstrapping a business

What is Bootstrapping? Bootstrapping a business is when an entrepreneur uses their own money as start-up capital for their business. The term comes from the old saying ‘pull yourself up by your bootstraps’ and refers to getting something done yourself. This method of financing allows you to have 100% ownership of your business and not […]

What is your aged care funding strategy?

According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics, in 2017 almost 3.8 million Australians were aged 65 and over. Consider for a moment: this figure shows those people contemplating aged care for elderly family members are fast approaching the age when they’ll need it themselves. Sobering thought. What this means is that as aged care becomes […]

Do you know who gets your super?

Who decides what happens to your superannuation savings when you die? You may think that you do, but that isn’t always the case. The ultimate decision may be made by someone you don’t even know – the trustee of your superannuation fund. Let’s look at how you can have greater control.   BINDING DEATH BENEFIT […]