Mind Your Own Retirement Episode 50

Jun 13, 2020

In episode 50 of the Mind Your Own Retirement podcast, Deeksie and Kaye get back together to talk money, health and travel for those in retirement – or planning it.

First up, author and accountant Dr Adrian Raftery, a.k.a. ‘Mr Taxman’, shares updates on ways retirees can maximise their tax returns as the end of the financial year beckons.

Learn more about the minimums and maximums of the pension drawdown, visit the MrTaxMan website, or follow Mr TaxMan on Facebook and Twitter. Or look for his new book 101 Ways to Save Money on Your Tax Legally

And whether you’re enjoying the sunshine in Broome or dodging rain in Adelaide, it’s still winter all over Australia. So Dr Billy Stoupas, practising GP and spokesperson for the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners, highlights the winter maladies we need to avoid, and how to do so.

Learn more about TheGeneralPractitioner.

It’s great to be finally emerging from the strict social distancing triggered by COVID-19, which means travel is right back on the agenda, with New South Wales our first destination in focus. The folk at Destination NSW have just released a list of 213 things to do, revolving around food, culture, nature, wildlife, beaches and Indigenous activities and experiences. We speak with Izabella Lane, tourism coordinator for the Southern Highlands, about this special region of NSW, the main towns of Moss Vale, Mittagong, Bowral, Bundanoon and Berrima, and the amazing Pie Festival that is celebrated across the region in June.

Learn more about the Southern Highlands of New South Wales.

Here's a list of some of NSW’s most sought after adventures across food, culture, Indigenous experiences, nature and wildlife, plus everything aquatic and coastal. Choose your own holiday adventures from NSW's roundup of unique experiences.

For the full 213 Ways to Reboot 2020 in NSW list, go to visitnsw.com/213adventures or contact media@dnsw.com.au 

Original article/podcast published here on 13 June 2020 by Mind Your Own Retirement.


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  • "Assuming the app calculates the profit currently then you can use that figure in the Business Income item of your individual tax return - ideally the ATO would like a gross up of the turnover/sales..."

    By: Mr Taxman at Oct 17, 2020 2:10AM

    Post: Foreign currency trading

  • "Good evening Mr Taxman, I just would like to ask about my forex currency trading(I use MT4 app) Each time I close a trade it shows me a loss or profit and it includes the costs. At the end of..."

    By: Aggi at Oct 06, 2020 11:19AM

    Post: Foreign currency trading

  • "I think the Tax Commissioner would unfortunately consider it to be a personal expense Anne - like the purchase of a house would be."

    By: Mr Taxman at Sep 19, 2020 12:35AM

    Post: Claiming car expenses

  • "You can claim the 68 cents per kilometre method but that effectively covers all running costs of your vehicle. If you wanted to claim a % of running costs you will need to keep a 12 week logbook. "

    By: Mr Taxman at Sep 19, 2020 12:32AM

    Post: Claiming car expenses

  • "Its ok to choose from November 2019 for the start of your logbook Liezl. You can essentially chose any 12 week period during the year so long as its representative of your travel throughout the..."

    By: Mr Taxman at Sep 19, 2020 12:29AM

    Post: Claiming car expenses