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So why can't you live in Strata and have your pet too?

The modern Australian family is more diverse and complex today than it has ever been. A shared characteristic however across the majority of Australian households is the family pet. From the humble dog or cat to goldfish,... more
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5 ways to top up Superannuation that you might not have considered

It’s shocking that many of us are in such deep denial when it comes to our superannuation, but the reality is that two thirds of us do not currently have enough superannuation to retire on. For decades, the message has been that... more
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Will you downsize now for a superannuation fund tax free windfall?

A few years ago, the Social Services Minister learnt from the Productivity Commission, that older Australians were not averse to the idea of moving house. Seeing an opportunity to improve housing availability for families and... more
Have your kids outstayed their welcome

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Have your kids outstayed their welcome?

It’s hard to know these days when is the right time to kick your kids out. This may seem like a blunt sentiment but with many ‘children’ staying contentedly in the nest well into their twenties, it’s a reality that many parents... more
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How to cope with empty nest syndrome

The term ‘empty nest syndrome’ may seem like a cute turn of phrase, but for those experiencing it, it’s a very difficult and emotionally challenging thing to cope with. Grief in its most classic definition comes from loss and... more
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What are the real costs of retirement village living

Retirement village living can be a double-edged sword for many – with an often unexpected emotional and financial cost. The choice of retirement home may be freely yours to make, or you may be the one making the difficult... more
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With the falling house price, is it time to sell and downsize?

The last couple of years have seen exceptional performance in the housing industry, with increased investor demand driving markets in the eastern states. Buyers have been paying eye watering prices for property, with even first... more