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.


Can you use a private valuer to assess excess land?

Wayne is worried that extra land on his property will rule him out of receiving a part pension and wants information on how his land will be valued.

Age Pension

How early do we have to sell investments to claim the Age Pension?

Jacqui and her husband are approaching pension age and are worried they have not left enough time to sell their investment properties.


Convert your manicured lawn into a wildlife retreat

Create an environmental retreat that you and the wildlife will appreciate.

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