Friends With Money #80: Dating after age 50


This week on the Friends With Money podcast, Money's editor-in-chief, Michelle Baltazar, speaks with Capital Advisory's director of financial planning, Michael Miller, and Parker Coles Curtis' Director of Family Law, Catherine Coles, about the financial implications of dating after you retire.

In this episode, we explore:

  • Dating after 50 and the financial considerations
  • What about inheritance?
  • Planning ahead is key, but how much does it cost?
  • Transparency is important

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Michelle Baltazar is editor-in-chief of Money magazine and an award-winning journalist, editor and publisher. She has worked at media companies including BRW, Shares Magazine (London) and industry newspaper Financial Standard, and has written about superannuation, wealth management, investment technology and financial advice.

Michael Miller has worked in superannuation and financial planning for over 15 years. He is a director at Canberra-based financial planning and accounting firm Capital Advisory. He is also an expert panel member for the Australian Financial Complaints Authority and the Financial Planning Association's Conduct Review Committee. Michael is the author of Personal Financial Services Essentials for Lawyers, and co-author of Ethics and Professional Practice in Financial Planning, both published by LexisNexis.

Catherine Coles is Parker Coles Curtis' director of family law. She has a Bachelor of Arts(Honours)/Bachelor of Laws and a Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice from ANU. Catherine is an accredited specialist in family law and an independent children's lawyer. She is also a council member for the ACT Law Society, was elected to the Family Violence and Children's Committee and volunteers at the Women's Legal Centre and the ACT Law Society Pro Bono Legal Advice Bureau. She mentors law students from ANU and UC and has been elected as a council member on the ACT Law Society and Canberra Region Family Law Professional Association.