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I can’t remember the last time I did this….

On Christmas Day, as I was sitting at a table in my local park, I realised just how alone I was. Both my adult children were[...]

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Is this well-intentioned or just plain rude?

Yesterday I was at lunch with some friends and we got into a discussion about our visits to the Apple store. Now, I am an Apple[...]

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The state of the world

“For all those who fight for kindness, and for humanity, for a stand against cruelty to women and a stand against cruelty to animals. For the[...]

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Hassle free holidays can be real!

If you’re like me, there’s nothing as good as a holiday. But, amongst the excitement of actually heading off for a break, there is also a[...]

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A tattoo or plastic surgery for Judy Dench…

Dame Judy Dench is tempted to get a tattoo and plastic surgery according to one report from her feature article in this month’s British version of[...]

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Calls for Tony Abbott to move along

Tony Abbott might be our Prime Minister, but it seems that his backbenchers want to pull the strings and decide whether he has what it takes to[...]

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So, what happened to Facebook yesterday?

If you weren’t already aware, Facebook and its related sites suffered an outage at about 4:15pm AEST yesterday afternoon. At the time, no one knew why[...]

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Do you stand for mercy?

Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran have controversially had their sentence of death by firing squad confirmed this week and it has raised the interest and concern of[...]

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Living in a material world with the richest 1 per cent

It’s official: the rich are getting richer. In news this past week, it was revealed in a new report that soon the world’s richest 1 per[...]

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Living More

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12 ways to make your old house feel new again

One of the great things in life is having a wonderful home that has been yours for many years – but do you ever feel a[...]

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Expert interpretation

A couple attending an art exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York were staring at a portrait that had them totally confused. The[...]

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Our Community Cares: Do you recognise this façade?

It’s my Alma Mater, Our Lady of Mercy College, Parramatta. 2015 marks the 50th anniversary of the year I left high school. As hard as it[...]

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Ride on: a cyclist’s opinion

I am a cyclist. I am 61 years young and I guess I represent the age demographic of most readers of Starts at Sixty. I am[...]

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Life before Australia

I spent the early years of my life in Bristol, in the south-west of England, and didn’t leave the old country until 1959, to live in[...]

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The joy of new undies

I recently found myself working once again after a three month lull. I managed to score two jobs which more or less combine into one full[...]

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Odd tastes

My top food loathing has always been coconut. I can’t bear the smell. One of my daughters shares this loathing with me. She told me recently[...]

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Family, history, luck, fate… It’s all part of our background.

My great-great-grandfather died 159 years ago on 1st January 1855. There is no reason for you to think that unusual but bear with me a few[...]

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A new view of retirement at Aveo Derwent Waters

With sweeping views of the Derwent River and equally majestic vistas of Mt Wellington, Aveo Derwent Waters is framed by nature’s beauty. Aveo Derwent Waters is[...]

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The one thing every over 60 needs to know about retirement living

Here at Starts at 60 we endeavour to bring you information on everything that could be relevant to your lives – and one of those things[...]

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Survey shows Australians some of the world’s worst off in retirement

In some sobering statistics today, HSBC has revealed that Australians expect to spend 23 years in retirement, yet our money will run out after just 10 years.[...]

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To SMSF or not to SMSF? That is the question

I was recently asked to write something about Self Managed Superannuation and the invitation was very open ended. In the absence of a direct question I[...]

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How to fund your retirement with cigarettes

Before you start reading, I’m not trying to pick on the smokers. You are just conveniently helping me make my point. I had a really interesting[...]

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Don’t let the man near the money

I have spent quite some time considering how to bring up this subject. I am, after all, one of them (a man, that is). You know,[...]

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Changes to welfare entitlements for travellers

Travelling overseas? Read on for changes that may affect your entitlements. Amongst a host of changes to different entitlements, from 1 January 2015 there were two[...]

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The secret to financial freedom

FF = PI – LE = > 0 Does the above equation remind you of your days in algebra class? Well, don’t panic. It is a[...]

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Does Pierce Brosnan still have it?

It’s superbowl time in America which means we’ll be getting inundated with interesting and quirky ads staring our favourite US actors, talk show hosts, singers and[...]

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Five awesome shows you need to know about in 2015

When we watch TV or flick through magazines, looking for the TV listings, the possibilities seem either endless or too obvious. We all know about The[...]

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You will not believe what Harold from Neighbours is doing now….

It’s hard to tell if this is a bit strange or actually a good thing, but Harold from Neighbours aka Ian Smith, is the face of[...]

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Thinking about taking the grandkids to Disneyland?

If there was ever a quintessential grandparents-and-grandchildren-only holiday, it’s a trip to Disneyland. So if you’re thinking about taking your cherished little cherubs to the happiest[...]

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The best hotel in the world is…

TripAdvisor, the well-known travel search and review site has released the list of the top 25 hotels throughout the world. We want to know – have you[...]

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Visiting castles, movie sets and Westeros [Rogue Nomads]

This is part 31 of Dee’s grey nomad adventure around Europe. To read her previous instalment, click here   Heading towards Belfast, we found a little[...]

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Explore the South Pacific!

Want to extend your summer? Then check out this[...]

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Treat yourself with a trip to the Barossa!

There’s nothing like a short break to treat yourself,[...]


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Experience the iconic Route 66 for less!

Route 66 along the American West Coast is one[...]


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Fantastic travel deal to Bali

There’s a reason why Bali is one of the[...]


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