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    Ageing well

    Health, diet, money, travel and more: tips for living your best life in later years.

Eating well

There's no magic bullet for a long and healthy life, but a good diet is a strong foundation.

Medicines and supplements

  • Creatine

    There's evidence creatine could help maintain or build muscle in older adults.
  • Protein powders

    We weigh up the pros and cons of boosting your protein intake with supplements.
  • Probiotics

    The effects of probiotics are modest at best, even when clinically proven.
  • Discount drugs

    Is it cheaper to buy medicine at the supermarket or at your pharmacy?
  • The best time to get a flu shot

    Enhanced vaccines for better protection are available for people 65 and over.
  • Osteoarthritis

    How to protect your joints and minimise painful symptoms.

Take action

  • Have your say on added sugar

    Added sugars are hidden in everyday foods, and current labelling makes it virtually impossible to work out which foods are right for you.

    But state and federal government have proposed some big changes that could make it easier to tell how much added sugar is in your food.

    Tell us what kind of added sugar labels you want to see on packs, and we'll make sure you're heard by the ministers in charge.

Health cover

Review your health insurance regularly to make sure you have the best cover for your needs.

Money traps?

It's not easy managing your finances and preparing for the future, but these are four products you might want to think twice about.

  • Self-managed super

    Thinking about taking control of your retirement savings with a DIY super fund? Find out if it's right for you.
  • Reverse mortgages

    Reverse mortgages, home reversion schemes and SMSFs.
  • DIY will kits

    "Dying to Know Day" puts the spotlight on writing your will.
  • Funeral insurance

    A warning – funeral insurance can be costly in the long run, so consider your options.

Save on energy

Living options

When it's time to make the move, what are your options?

Fix the banks

  • Tell politicians to fix the banks for good

    Poor financial advice, negligent lending, dishonest insurance practices… A royal commission has shown us the usual suspects are at it again – and they're not playing by the rules.

    It's time the banks put our interests first, not their own. Sign the petition to add your voice to the thousands of people fighting to keep the banks accountable.

    Help fix the banks

Grey nomads

Hitting the road? Our reviews will help you get the gear you need.

Overseas travel

Travel insurance

  • Annual multi-trip travel insurance

    If you take more than one overseas trip in a year, you might benefit from year-long multi-trip travel insurance. We've independently reviewed 70 insurance policies to help you find the best one.
    Compare cover

Technology

  • Bose noise-masking Sleepbuds review

    Part white-noise machine, part noise-cancelling headphones, Sleepbuds can help you relax at night.
  • Best NBN plans

    We compare the best performing NBN plans from Telstra, iiNet, TPG, and more by how close they get to their maximum speeds.
  • Basic mobiles

    We test mobiles to suit seniors - and even kids - including models from Doro, Telstra, Konka, Aspera and Motorola.
  • Tablet reviews

    We help you find the best tablets, including models from Apple, Microsoft, Samsung and more.
  • Personal alarm reviews

    We lab test and review a selection of personal alarms to help you find the best one for an emergency.