Other important matters

Here are the topics we’ve researched so far. If you have an article, report, story or other contribution to make to this section please click here or email us at principalfutures@nswspc.org.au.

 Protecting your identity
Useful websites:

Protecting and recovering your identity (Attorney-General’s Department)

Identity fraud (ASIC’s MoneySmart)

How to keep your identity safe online (NAB)

Teachers Mutual Bank security tips (see LHS headings re: online protection, mobile phones, cards etc)

Useful website articles:

Protecting your identity – ten simple tips (Attorney-General’s Department)

Protecting your identity – what everyone needs to know (Attorney-General’s Department)

Recovering your identity – advice for victims of identity crime (Attorney General’s Department)

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 Protecting yourself from scams
Useful websites:

ACCC – ScamWatch  This is a comprehensive website that contains lots of valuable information including:

ASIC MoneySmart  This ASIC ‘MoneySmart’ website also provides lots of valuable information. Topics include how to avoid scams, banking and credit card scams, investment scams, non-investment scams, superannuation scams, recovering your losses etc

Useful website articles:

10 golden rules to protect yourself from scams

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Retirement living
Useful websites:

Retirement villages (NSW Fair Trading)  This website provides lots of information about various legal aspects of retirement villages.

Retirement living (Property Council of Australia)  This website provides lots of information about retirement living, including the lifestyle benefits of retirement living and your rights and responsibilities. It also provides a very useful planning checklist for those who have decided to make the move.

Useful website articles:

Is retirement home living for you?  In this introductory article the TMB takes you through a list of various issues you need to be aware of when considering moving into a retirement village.

Will a retirement village be right for you?  Please see pages 8-9 of this State Super Pension Newsletter, which provides an introduction to many aspects of living in a retirement village.

The hidden costs of retirement village contracts  This article from Choice takes a detailed look at retirement village contracts and the financial pitfalls that might exist in them.

How to choose the right retirement village for you  This article provides ten tips on how to choose your retirement village.

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Grandparenting
Useful websites:

The Aussie seniors guide to grandparenting

Useful website articles:

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When retirement brings the joys of availability (Ken Gill) *

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