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How life’s delays affect retirees

Why our retirement income system is plodding

How life’s delays affect retirees

We’re delaying major life events, and our retirement income system hasn’t kept pace.

Why older Aussies refuse to downsize

shadow of a large house

Why older Aussies refuse to downsize

‘It will be the death of a spouse or ill health that forces them to ...

Home inclusion decided by postcode?

Postcode by postcode: a clever way to include homes in the age pension assets test

Home inclusion decided by postcode?

Your postcode could be the ‘equaliser’ in family home inclusion plan.

Impact of excluding home from test

Retirement review the perfect time to assess the family home

Impact of excluding home from test

Terms of reference offer the Government a chance to scrutinise such policies as the treatment ...

Why retirees are too conservative

Why retirees are too conservative

Why retirees are too conservative

If they have all this time on their hands, why then are they not spending ...

Mortgage debt ruining retirements

mortgage debt

Mortgage debt ruining retirements

Record numbers of older Australians are battling to pay off their mortgages before retirement.

Older Aussies and housing choices

Older Aussies and housing choices

Older Aussies and housing choices

Safety and security and having somewhere that feels like home are critical.

Don’t be tricked by a tradie

How to avoid being conned by a tradie

Don’t be tricked by a tradie

Tips to help you avoid being ripped off by a tradesperson.

Electorates doing it toughest

Revealed: Australia's worst electorates for rental stress

Electorates doing it toughest

Research reveals the regions with the highest rental stress levels.

Retiree home ownership to plummet

Retiree home ownership to plummet

Retiree home ownership to plummet

Soon little more than half will own where they live.

Are you in the ATO’s crosshairs?

What will the ATO be targeting come tax time this year?

Are you in the ATO’s crosshairs?

What will the ATO be targeting come tax time this year?

Calls for changes to assets test

Calls for changes to assets test

Calls for changes to assets test

Actuaries Institute urges Government to cap value of the family home for means test.

Aussies want to close the gates

Australians think the country is full enough: survey

Aussies want to close the gates

Aussies think we have enough people, but not for the reasons one might first assume.

Key to older boomers' prosperity

Poverty growing among older baby boomers

Key to older boomers' prosperity

Helplines report spike in calls from those aged 55-plus,and many are renters.

Are these the best over-50s resort homes?

Are these the best over-50s resort homes?

Are these the best over-50s resort homes?

Quality resort-style living in a beautiful location – the ultimate in retirement luxury.

Top 10 retirement havens

Top 10 retirement havens

Top 10 retirement havens

Top 10 retirement destinations in Australia outside of metropolitan areas.

Accepting gifts to buy a house

Accepting gifts to buy a house

Accepting gifts to buy a house

Will a gift from a family member to help you buy a house affect your ...

Seniors steadying property market

Older Australians holding the property market steady

Seniors steadying property market

Older Australians are the reason Australia’s property prices won’t dive.

Older Aussies leading homelessness

Older Aussies leading homelessness

Older Aussies leading homelessness

Older people are becoming homeless in increasing numbers and action is needed now.

Hoarding disorder and loneliness

Hoarding disorder and loneliness

Hoarding disorder and loneliness

The consequences of hoarding escalate as people get older.

Crisis “to get worse” for over 55s

Crisis for over 55s “only going to get worse”

Crisis “to get worse” for over 55s

Immediate action is critical to solve growing homelessness problem.

Downsizing: the good, bad and ugly

Could downsizing save your retirement?

Downsizing: the good, bad and ugly

The good, the bad and the ugly of downsizing to save your retirement.

Lending your child a helping hand

How can I help my child get into the property market?

Lending your child a helping hand

Younger people are finding it harder to break into the property market, but you can ...

‘Moral crisis’ hurting pensioners

‘Great moral crisis’ in Australia is hurting pensioners

‘Moral crisis’ hurting pensioners

Calls for a national strategy at all levels of government.

Pensioner housing woes worsening

Age pensioners' housing woes worsen

Pensioner housing woes worsening

Shockingly few affordable homes are available for pensioners and low-income earners.

Rent rises pile on the pressure

Rent rises pile the pressure on age pensioners

Rent rises pile on the pressure

Rental costs across Australia rise by 3.3 per cent in the past year.

Govt to blame for housing crisis

Government to blame for housing crisis: Grattan Institute

Govt to blame for housing crisis

The Grattan Institute says governments are to blame for 'poisonous' politics of housing.

Home renovation traps

Home renovation traps

Home renovation traps

If you are thinking of renovating before downsizing, be sure to avoid these traps.

Is your home safe from assets test?

Is your home safe from assets test?

Is your home safe from assets test?

Liberals split over housing affordability suggestion that would target rich retirees.

Surprising new retirement trend

older people painting activity

Surprising new retirement trend

Survey reveals that more older Australians are choosing to live in retirement villages.

Renters face homelessness risk

Renters face homelessness risk

Renters face homelessness risk

Growing number of homeless made up of elderly people who rented.

How to cope when rates rise

rate rise

How to cope when rates rise

Noel Whittaker has a simple tip for managing your mortgage when rates rise again.

Single older women at risk

Single older women at risk

Single older women at risk

The single older woman who doesn’t own her own home is one of the most ...

Free guide to retirement living

Free guide to retirement living

Free guide to retirement living

A free retirement living guide that explains common retirement accommodation options.

Design your own downsize

Design your own downsize

Design your own downsize

Ellivo Architects would like to better understand your downsizing preferences.

Home is where the extra cash is

reverse mortgage

Home is where the extra cash is

When is using the cash tied up in your home to fund retirement a sensible ...

Apartment downturn could impact super

Apartment downturn could impact super

Apartment downturn could impact super

How will the slowdown in the apartment market affect the economy?

Mum and Dad make up the ‘Big Five’

The Bank of Mum and Dad is now Australia’s fifth biggest lender

Mum and Dad make up the ‘Big Five’

In 2016, parents lent $65.3 billion to children with 67 per cent not expecting repayment.

Reducing homelessness for over 55s

older man sitting outside a house

Reducing homelessness for over 55s

Seven thousand over 55s about to be moved to the top of the wait list ...

Good news for homeowners

Good news for homeowners

Good news for homeowners

Low interest rates and population growth will lead to a slow growth in housing prices.

Rent costs may bust pension system

house key sitting on top of hundred dollar notes

Rent costs may bust pension system

The cost of renting and the increase in renters may blow out our pension system.

Renting pensioners forced out of city

Rising city rental costs are forcing pensioners to move

Renting pensioners forced out of city

Pensioners are having to pay more than 60 per cent of their income to rent ...

Selling? Four things to consider

selling house

Selling? Four things to consider

With the Government considering incentives for downsizing, what do you do next?

Private renters fear the future

A bleak future for pensioners who don’t own a home

Private renters fear the future

Affordable housing and financial prospects for age pensioners are not promising.

High-density retirement housing

Would you retire in a high-density home?

High-density retirement housing

A Singapore architect says Australia should explore high-rise housing for retirees.

Home ownership numbers dwindling

Housing affordability in the spotlight after HILDA report findings

Home ownership numbers dwindling

In a few years’ time, a minority of Australians will own a home.

Pensioners resort to living in cars

Pensioners resort to living in cars

Pensioners resort to living in cars

Hundreds of Australians are sleeping in their cars due to having nowhere else to go.

Will your home be taxed?

Should the family homes tax exemption be scrapped?

Will your home be taxed?

A new report suggests that the capital gains tax exemption for the main residence should ...

Outrage at ‘hogging houses’ claim

Outrage at ‘hogging houses’ claim

Outrage at ‘hogging houses’ claim

Report suggests that older Aussies should sell their homes to make way for younger families.

Would you share your home?

Would you share your home?

Would you share your home?

Homeshare offers cost-effective living for young and older Australians.

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