Income and asset tests

The financial dangers of going to live with your children

Marie and her husband are considering going to live with their son, but she wants to know what will happen to her pension.

Living in retirement

Why you should stay in your home - or hometown - in retirement

And while there's a reason for the cliché, you may be better off eschewing this idyllic vision for something a little closer to home. There's a lot to be said for staying put.


The heating systems that can make your home greener and save you money

Many homes aren't energy efficient, but eco-friendly changes can save money on bills and help save the planet.


Soaring housing costs pushing retirees into disaster areas

The impacts of a closed border and recent floods have highlighted the challenges facing older Australians who live permanently in caravan parks.

Federal Budget

The four key Budget policies aimed squarely at retirees

The Federal Budget outlined plans to improve the Pension Loans Scheme and extend access to downsizer contributions among other important changes.


Cleaning tips our grannies taught us

From time to time, a little bit of elbow grease and know-how is all it takes. Here are the home cleaning tips passed down from our grandparents.


Expert tips to update your home decor

Don't leave your home style out in the cold. Five experts to share their favourite home decor looks.

Finance News

House price surge sees first home buyers turn to Bank of Mum and Dad

Mortgage broker Ryan O'Keefe says the number of first home buyer clients on his books getting help from their parents has almost doubled in the last three years.


Hidden dangers lurking in your kitchen

Consumer group CHOICE is encouraging Australians to check their kitchens for recalled appliances, warning of burns, lacerations and even risk of explosion.


Could your household clutter be valuable?

How can you spot if your home contents are valuable?


The costly mistake most property investors make

Data shows that Australian property investors often make one large and costly mistake - a great deal of them overlook depreciation, a particularly lucrative tax deduction.


Things buyers are looking for in a new home

Thinking about selling your house? Here are several home features potential buyers are coveting right now.

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