"I'm sick of feeling devalued because of my age."
"I was surprised at how much my own sense of identity and, dare I say, ego, was tied up with being my mother’s carer."
"The sooner you react to a possible problem, the quicker it will go away and the smaller the amount it will cost you."
As Christmas approaches for another year, Karen looks back on her year and festive seasons of the past.
"I have "waited a minute" for more than 40 years..."
"The only air-conditioning we had in those days was an open window."
"The poor man was naked and crying on the tiled floor."
"It seems to me, a large percentage of today’s politicians, rather than looking outward to see what they can do for Australia and its people, look inward to see what Australia and its people can do for them!"
Younger advisers coming into the industry are already better qualified academically than the old guard but they lack experience, and that's a gap that will take years to fill.