Your Two Cents Worth

Making your financial decisions and planning easier and clearer

“Your Two Cents Worth” is a segment in Season 2 of the Baby Boomers Guide to Life in the 21st Century with Lex Marinos and Patricia Amphlett.

Lex and Patricia will discuss a topic related to all things finances, economic security and planning.

A new episode will be added weekly, so you can return here to listen to the segment. There will be 34 episodes, with the first launched on May 4th.

You can also subscribe on Apple, Spotify or Google Podcasts, or visit the Baby Boomers Guide to Life in the 21st Century website to listen to entire episodes.

This series is proudly supported by the Ecstra Foundation.

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E1: Making Your will - Don't Put It Off!

Making a will and clearly understanding the consequences of your decisions can help you sleep at night. Listen here.

E2: How to Downsize

This episode takes us through the process of downsizing with Jillian McGrath, senior consulting agent with McGrath Estate Agents. Listen now.

E3: Understanding how the aged pension and other entitlements work

In today’s episode some clear information on eligibility for the aged pension, the Commonwealth Health Card and other entitlements. Have a listen.

E4: The Pleasures and Perils of Online Shopping

In this episode of Two Cents Worth, Christine David founder of IT for Retirees has some important tips for safe shopping online. She advises it is safe and secure as long as you stick to some important rules.

E5: Getting through divorce and separation

In this episode we speak with experienced lawyer Alice Mantel, specialist in family and elder law about the financial aspects of so called ‘grey divorces’.

E6: It’s never too late to understand your super

Even if you don’t have too much in your super account, it’s never too late to pay attention to your super. In this episode, Justin Bott, Financial Information Service Officer with Services Australia, says at its heart, super is a simple concept.


In this episode of Your Two Cents Worth, Lex chats with Gai Brennan who, in her sixties, teamed up with a friend and embarked on building a new business from scratch, to design, manufacture and market clothing for older women who want to exercise.

E8: Power of Attorney – what does it really mean?

Giving another person power over your affairs is one of the most important decisions you will make. In this episode, specialist in elder law Alice Mantel explains the differences between Power of Attorney, Enduring Power of Attorney and Enduring Guardianship.

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