Janelle Ward

About Author
Janelle worked in sports journalism at the AFL and The Age for more than 20 years before she decided the siren had sounded on that part of her life in mid-2017. She took a few months off before deciding to join the family at YourLifeChoices. Her pet loves are family time, gardening, camping and the Brisbane Lions.




Pelvic floor exercises and other bladder myths

Is it too late to start now? Is a little leaking okay? All is revealed.


Vaccinations behind schedule, yet Aussies implored to 'take a holiday'

Most states and territories 'drastically behind' in vaccination targets.

Aged Care

It starts with the fundamentals: adequate staffing, adequate food

After 22 aged care public reports and inquiries since 1997, will this be 'the one'?


You think you have enough? Here’s why you’re probably wrong

Industry-accepted nest egg for a comfortable retirement 'not adequate'.


Researchers fear diet produces ‘untoward effects on the heart’

New study raises fresh concerns about the value of the keto diet.


Beware these COVID vaccine scams

Cybercriminals quick to jump on the bandwagon using scam tactics honed in the UK.


The brands we trust the most - and those that are on the nose

Not a bank to be seen in the top 10.

Age Pension

Government's 'death tax' talks spark calls for universal basic pension

Retiree advocate wants a universal pension scheme that isn't means tested.


Revealed: Who cleaned up in the most popular household product awards?

Surveys show the cleaning products you prefer, but do they really do the job?


Older Aussies are 'creaming it', says senior economist

Australians aged 65-plus enjoy the biggest increase in wealth between 2002 and 2018.

Retirement Planning

The dilemma that can reduce retirement to a worry zone

You've saved for decades, then you need to start spending. For many, that's not easy.

Age Pension

Is a March increase in the Age Pension doomed?

How the numbers look for the next indexation and what economist Matt Grudnoff forecasts.

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