Downsizing: the good, bad and ugly

The good, the bad and the ugly of downsizing to save your retirement. Almost 40 per cent of respondents to our Financial Literacy Survey said they would consider downsizing to free up income for their retirement. We explore the good, the bad and the ugly about this tactic. The term ‘downsizing’ has become synonymous with …

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Design your own downsize

Ellivo Architects would like to better understand the downsizing preferences of Australians aged 50 and over. This is not about a retirement living facility, but about designing the type of home that considers your future needs and wants, and provides you with a better retirement lifestyle. Ellivo Architects understand that most retirees are not interested …

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Why older Aussies refuse to downsize

‘It will be the death of a spouse or ill health that forces them to downsize’, says research institute. Government incentives to downsize are not hitting the mark, with older Australians who reach retirement age preferring to stay in the family home unless declining health forces them to leave, new Australian Housing and Urban Research …

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Calls to Change Carer Laws

Queensland has introduced new laws to protect the elderly from financial abuse. Significant changes in Queensland’s guardianship legislation, aimed at reducing the financial abuse suffered by the elderly, came into effect on Monday, and there are calls for the rest of Australia to follow suit. One of the biggest changes relates to power of attorney …

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Fairer Concessions

This campaign provides information about concessions and will fight for fairer concessions for you. About the issue Whether you are a pensioner or a self-funded retiree, we all continue to pay bills as we get older. Older Australians often need a bit help with doctor’s fees, medicines, private health insurance, aged care, transport, housing, energy …

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