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How to Make Good Choices When Downsizing

Whether the kids have flown the nest or you’ve binged too much of that Netflix show about tidying up, there comes a time for all of us when less is more. How many unused, or spare, or junk rooms does one home need after all? How... more
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Why landlords should consider tenants with pets

It’s a turbulent time in the Australian property market. With ongoing pessimism in the media scaring the pants off homeowners everywhere, it’s easy to see why renting is becoming a more attractive solution for many. However there... more
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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