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Re: So whats the plan for 2019 & beyond
« Reply #75 on: January 09, 2019, 08:02:02 AM »
Bought a house at the end of last year so camping is on hold for a while and focusing on kicking the mortgage in the butt for a bit.
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Re: So whats the plan for 2019 & beyond
« Reply #76 on: January 17, 2019, 07:45:08 PM »
My plan has changed.
Work hard,
Laugh,
Love,
Respect,
Distance myself from toxic people,
Hold a hand out to those that need someone.
Surround myself with good people, because they will bring the best out of me.
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Re: So whats the plan for 2019 & beyond
« Reply #77 on: January 17, 2019, 08:38:47 PM »
My plan has changed......

so has ours....we won't be picking up our new van this year now, more on that hopefully next week though.
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Re: So whats the plan for 2019 & beyond
« Reply #78 on: January 17, 2019, 08:47:12 PM »
so has ours....we won't be picking up our new van this year now, more on that hopefully next week though.
Hope ya get it sorted.
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Re: So whats the plan for 2019 & beyond
« Reply #79 on: January 17, 2019, 09:05:02 PM »
Hope ya get it sorted.
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Re: So whats the plan for 2019 & beyond
« Reply #80 on: Yesterday at 06:39:36 AM »
18 months till retirement. Sell up the 4 walls in the big smoke and buy a shed in the bush, hopefully with a house with it. Have been hoping for a redundancy but thats not gonna happen. Life in IT at my age means I have found a little niche and am staying there till the gold watch comes. Too old to learn all the new stuff we are implementing so on the slow wind up. Plans to turn left at the Bruce Hwy and see what happens after that.
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Re: So whats the plan for 2019 & beyond
« Reply #81 on: Yesterday at 08:09:42 AM »
18 months till retirement. Sell up the 4 walls in the big smoke and buy a shed in the bush, hopefully with a house with it. Have been hoping for a redundancy but thats not gonna happen. Life in IT at my age means I have found a little niche and am staying there till the gold watch comes. Too old to learn all the new stuff we are implementing so on the slow wind up. Plans to turn left at the Bruce Hwy and see what happens after that.

Hope you do better with Centrelink than I did, when the time comes, Noel. I had the pleasure of a "First Encounter" with them last week, after attaining retirement age. :D
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Re: So whats the plan for 2019 & beyond
« Reply #82 on: Yesterday at 11:42:02 AM »
Hope you do better with Centrelink than I did, when the time comes, Noel. I had the pleasure of a "First Encounter" with them last week, after attaining retirement age. :D
One of the best things you can do with Centrelink is get the ball rolling early, if you plan to retire get in and see them 6-9 months prior and get all the associated paperwork etc and get it lodged as soon as you can and give them more rather than less info, otherwise they just keep stringing you out.
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Re: So whats the plan for 2019 & beyond
« Reply #83 on: Yesterday at 11:45:50 AM »
my 2019?

 Looking like a job change, better money &more time with the family. 8)
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Re: So whats the plan for 2019 & beyond
« Reply #84 on: Yesterday at 02:46:09 PM »
One of the best things you can do with Centrelink is get the ball rolling early, if you plan to retire get in and see them 6-9 months prior and get all the associated paperwork etc and get it lodged as soon as you can and give them more rather than less info, otherwise they just keep stringing you out.

Yep. Pottsy, did all that just to find out I am eligible for Zilch, not even a health card and "No", it's not because I'm wealthy but more to do with the good woman being 4 years younger than I and still working.
We even went through their Financial Adviser System, which I would recommend to anyone. It's a free service and makes sorting things out a lot easier, be it good or bad.

Noel, I hope you get something so I know that not all of my past taxes are supporting bludgers, druggies and their ilk.
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Re: So whats the plan for 2019 & beyond
« Reply #85 on: Yesterday at 02:56:46 PM »
Hope you do better with Centrelink than I did, when the time comes, Noel. I had the pleasure of a "First Encounter" with them last week, after attaining retirement age. :D
you should have gone in stoned off your tits with painted on track marks, ripped flanno, jeans down to your knees with a pair of 12week old stained Y fronts on, crushed packet of durries, coughing like a 50 yr 10 pack a day smoker, borrowed 10 kids and pinched them all as you walked in teh door so they cried and screamed..

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Re: So whats the plan for 2019 & beyond
« Reply #86 on: Yesterday at 02:58:15 PM »
Yep. Pottsy, did all that just to find out I am eligible for Zilch, not even a health card and "No", it's not because I'm wealthy but more to do with the good woman being 4 years younger than I and still working.
We even went through their Financial Adviser System, which I would recommend to anyone. It's a free service and makes sorting things out a lot easier, be it good or bad.

Noel, I hope you get something so I know that not all of my past taxes are supporting bludgers, druggies and their ilk.

Yep it's one of the times being with a younger women just doesn't pay. ;D ;D
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Re: So whats the plan for 2019 & beyond
« Reply #87 on: Yesterday at 03:03:53 PM »
Yep. Pottsy, did all that just to find out I am eligible for Zilch, not even a health card and "No", it's not because I'm wealthy but more to do with the good woman being 4 years younger than I and still working.
We even went through their Financial Adviser System, which I would recommend to anyone. It's a free service and makes sorting things out a lot easier, be it good or bad.

Noel, I hope you get something so I know that not all of my past taxes are supporting bludgers, druggies and their ilk.
Thanks Steve, not sure I will get anything from what my online super calculators tell me. I need to see a financial person sooner or later I think. I was looking at downsizing my home asset level but now am not so sure. One guy (not an adviser) told me if I guy a more expensive house I may be entitled to some benefits. I know my super will keep me afloat if it has to but have some plans to supplement it from some shed output.
Steve I hear your comment loud and clear and totally concur. Worked all my life to pay taxes and looking like ending up not getting a brass razoo. But if I didn't work I would be dragging it in. Just doesn't add up.
 
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Re: So whats the plan for 2019 & beyond
« Reply #88 on: Yesterday at 03:59:37 PM »
you should have gone in stoned off your tits with painted on track marks, ripped flanno, jeans down to your knees with a pair of 12week old stained Y fronts on, crushed packet of durries, coughing like a 50 yr 10 pack a day smoker, borrowed 10 kids and pinched them all as you walked in teh door so they cried and screamed..

Going in there looking like a decent human will NEVER get you anywhere with those ****s.
my misses actually works on the counter in one of those places, I really appreciate you referring to her and her work colleagues like that heaps.... maybe try posting a cheerful post for a change, your negative ones are getting a bit much  :cheers:
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Re: So whats the plan for 2019 & beyond
« Reply #89 on: Yesterday at 04:18:01 PM »
……………… Well on a lighter note ???

I plan to finish the bathroom down at the property, build a 3 bedroom cabin with verandah and build a carport for my van.
Also hope to add an electric gate at home and do some gardening.

Plans plans plans.....
Well I've put it out there now so I'll see how I go.

As far as swagging goes, just hope to get down there as much as I can and sacrifice as much timber to the beer gods as possible.
Offer a few legs of lamb and copious mead and now I can even "return and earn" the empties. Win Win.  :cheers:
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Re: So whats the plan for 2019 & beyond
« Reply #90 on: Yesterday at 05:39:47 PM »
my misses actually works on the counter in one of those places, I really appreciate you referring to her and her work colleagues like that heaps.... maybe try posting a cheerful post for a change, your negative ones are getting a bit much  :cheers:
Tell you what respect to anyone working at Centrelink. Been in there once after our first child. I could imagine the crap they put up with every day


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Re: So whats the plan for 2019 & beyond
« Reply #91 on: Yesterday at 06:08:55 PM »
at this stage...

want to try and get away with the wife, the dog and the camper once a month for a simple weekender.

would also like to try and get away for a weekend bikepacking trip once a month as well. if I can get Tucker trained more... then he will come with me. So that might be referred to as bike/dog packing.

Other than that... listen to the news a lot less. Relax more.
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Re: So whats the plan for 2019 & beyond
« Reply #92 on: Yesterday at 06:53:52 PM »
Mine is simple.  Wake up each day.

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« Reply #93 on: Yesterday at 09:25:05 PM »
my misses actually works on the counter in one of those places, I really appreciate you referring to her and her work colleagues like that heaps.... maybe try posting a cheerful post for a change, your negative ones are getting a bit much  :cheers:
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Re: So whats the plan for 2019 & beyond
« Reply #94 on: Today at 06:33:27 AM »
Sometime during 2019,it would be nice to see it rain out here at some point.
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Re: So whats the plan for 2019 & beyond
« Reply #95 on: Today at 07:14:21 AM »
"Thanks Steve, not sure I will get anything from what my online super calculators tell me. I need to see a financial person sooner or later I think. I was looking at downsizing my home asset level but now am not so sure. One guy (not an adviser) told me if I guy a more expensive house I may be entitled to some benefits. I know my super will keep me afloat if it has to but have some plans to supplement it from some shed output.
Steve I hear your comment loud and clear and totally concur. Worked all my life to pay taxes and looking like ending up not getting a brass razoo. But if I didn't work I would be dragging it in. Just doesn't add up."
 
Noel,
You really MUST see a financial adviser. Not the Centrelink guy. I am a self funded retiree who thought he knew it all. My adviser is younger than my kids (and he is their adviser too now) so he should be around for a while. Boy does he know his way around the system. If you get a good one and he/she can find you entitlements - particularly the health card - I understand he/she can do the Centrelink work for you.

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Re: So whats the plan for 2019 & beyond
« Reply #96 on: Today at 08:22:11 AM »
"Thanks Steve, not sure I will get anything from what my online super calculators tell me. I need to see a financial person sooner or later I think. I was looking at downsizing my home asset level but now am not so sure. One guy (not an adviser) told me if I guy a more expensive house I may be entitled to some benefits. I know my super will keep me afloat if it has to but have some plans to supplement it from some shed output.
Steve I hear your comment loud and clear and totally concur. Worked all my life to pay taxes and looking like ending up not getting a brass razoo. But if I didn't work I would be dragging it in. Just doesn't add up."
 
Noel,
You really MUST see a financial adviser. Not the Centrelink guy. I am a self funded retiree who thought he knew it all. My adviser is younger than my kids (and he is their adviser too now) so he should be around for a while. Boy does he know his way around the system. If you get a good one and he/she can find you entitlements - particularly the health card - I understand he/she can do the Centrelink work for you.

Rowlie, by no means was I suggesting Noel not get outside advice. I was saying that the C/link adviser got us through the government stuff smoothly. They don't have a vested interest in your finances and just let you know where you stand with regard to your assets etc, as they stand at the time, as opposed to an "Adviser" who is trying to manage your money for your benefit and his income.
Also, after hearing horror stories about what to expect at C/link centres, I have to say that the two we visited (Deception Bay and Mitchleton) were operated efficiently and  we had no issues whatsoever.
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« Reply #97 on: Today at 09:35:39 AM »
Rowlie, by no means was I suggesting Noel not get outside advice. I was saying that the C/link adviser got us through the government stuff smoothly. They don't have a vested interest in your finances and just let you know where you stand with regard to your assets etc, as they stand at the time, as opposed to an "Adviser" who is trying to manage your money for your benefit and his income.
Also, after hearing horror stories about what to expect at C/link centres, I have to say that the two we visited (Deception Bay and Mitchleton) were operated efficiently and  we had no issues whatsoever.
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