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Lifestyle: Working After 50

In today's aging population, it should not come as a surprise that almost 35% of new businesses are started by entrepreneurs aged 50 and over. Along with years of experience, the retiree lifestyle lends itself to the time and knowledge needed for a new business. According to recent research, this age group are the fastest growing segment of entrepreneurship, leading to the development of the term 'seniorpreneur'.

Some people start their own business as a way to combat age discrimination while looking for work. For others it is a financial incentive because they have not got enough superannuation to see them through retirement. Some start up because they are not interested in retiring, and feel that working keeps them healthy and engaged with the community.

Contributed by ABOUT OVER 50 For Fun, Social and Business

Travel: The Sunlander to Cairns; a narrative

The crew are working in the galley getting my first meal of the day ready, the same team that were there last night so they have had a long ride as well. It is still lighter in the western sky than in the east as the cloudless sky there reveals the last reflections from the moon, while in the east there appears to be rain-clouds hiding any effort the sun may be making to influence the new day. The famous Mackay sugar-cane farms come into view and as we seem to be approaching a range there is quite a mountain just to the east of the track and now we are pushing our way through a cutting in the hills.

Contributed by Railway Portrait world rail history, stories and services

Places To Go: A Winery in Autumn

As the days are getting shorter and the nights are getting colder, it is a stark reminder that another Rutherglen winter will be upon us before we know it! Where does the time go?

The end of Autumn is a beautiful and critical time in the vineyard. With the harvest complete, the leaves of the vines start changing colour and ultimately drop to the ground. It is a sight for sore eyes! But what does this actually mean?

Contributed by Jen Pfeiffer: Pfeiffer Wines Rutherglen Victoria

Places To Go: Day Trips with Steam Railway

Puffing Billy: Dandenong Ranges Victoria

Puffing Billy is Australia's Premiere Preserved Steam Railway This century-old steam train is still running on its original mountain track from Belgrave to Gembrook in the scenic Dandenong Ranges and is a genuine relic of more leisurely days.

The Valley Rattler: Gympie QLD

The Valley Rattler's journey begins at historic Gympie Railway Station This station was built in 1913 and replaced the original Gympie Station building that served Gympie from the 1870ís Recently included in the Gympie Station.

Heritage 3801: The Cockatoo Run - Illawarra Coast NSW

The Cockatoo Run can take you to either Robertson or continue on through to Moss Vale Enjoy a relaxing day's train travel from Sydney through the Royal National Park, cross the impressive Stanwell Park viaduct skirting the sea cliffs and beaches to Wollongong Take in the steep ascent of the Illawarra Escarpment and the coastal rainforest - a climb of 600 metres in only 16 kilometres!

Contributed by Railway Portrait world rail history, stories and services

Travel: Getting the Right Travel Insurance for You

One of the greatest mistakes travellers make is waiting to get travel insurance until just before they leave. By putting off buying travel insurance you risk not having cover for the deposits you have already made for your trip should you unexpectedly have to cancel your plans.

Medical Costs can be expensive in a foreign country, so it is important to consider how much medical cover you have. Some insurers provide an unlimited amount of cover for medical expenses. Others may cap the amount. Consider how much you would have to pay if the worst should happen and you needed to go to hospital, have surgery or be medically evacuated. Try to find a policy which can provide a high level of cover for these unexpected medical emergencies.

You can often reduce your excess or remove excess altogether by paying an additional premium.

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