Actively Managed Equity Funds Vs Index Style Funds

An index fund is a low cost means of investing into an investment that follows an index for example an Australian Share Index Fund could mimic the ASX 200 All Ordinaries Index.  There are numerous indices and an investment fund for each of these indices is probably available. There is no … [Read more...]

Face Up To Aged Care Changes Now Or Potentially Face Higher costs

Major reforms to the aged care system are set to kick in on 1 July 2014. The financing arrangements have been revised, and will affect those who enter residential aged care on or after this date. Those who enter before that date will continue under their existing arrangements. If a family member … [Read more...]

Nelson Mandela

Given the great man’s death this past week, it can be worthwhile to consider some of his quotes which are relevant now and into the future: “Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world”.   “No one is born hating another person because of the colour of … [Read more...]

Aged Care Reform

Complex changes to residential aged care come into operation on the 1st July 2014 – the changes will not generally affect existing residents in facilities at that time.  The proposed changes relate to four main areas: Reviewing the distinction between high and low care Changes to the levels of … [Read more...]