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  • Living on a pension is living on egg shells

    • November 27, 2014
    • Neer Korn

    Waiting for the local branch of my bank to open I stood behind two older ladies talking animatedly. Theirs was a nervous energy. In a few moments they will find out whether it’s going to be a good day or not, depending on whether their fortnightly pension has been deposited into their accounts. Otherwise they will leave with empty purses and eagerly returning the following morning.

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  • Retirees maintain generosity while not being a “fryer”

    • November 6, 2014
    • Neer Korn

    There’s nothing Australians love to hate more than bludgers- those perceived to happily receive government benefits without making any effort to change their circumstances and contribute to society. At the same time we feel passionately for those in need and are adamant that it is Un-Australian not to offer a helping hand and take care of those without means and deserving. This was reinforced in our latest study Retirees: All Things Money where those in their late 60s and 70s expressed both opinions strongly, regardless of their own financial circumstances.

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