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Are you considering a home renovation? Choosing where to live in retirement is so important and one of your options is to remodel your existing home so that you can age in place. We share our tips on managing a renovation, be that in an existing home or a new …

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Retirement villages and manufactured homes are popular choices for retirees looking to downsize, but each of them comes with rules and regulations that it is essential you understand. Discover the pitfalls and make a well informed choice before proceeding with the purchase of a home in either of these accommodation …

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Having at least some basic financial planning skils in place is essential to a satisfying retirement and we recommend you develop your personal investment plan. Here is an outline of how we went about this. Alternatively, you could just win the lottery but “Hope is not a strategy”  and so …

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If you are beginning to consider your retirement housing options you may need to be flexible. Let us help you by outlining the retirement living options available for Australians. I’m sitting comfortably in front of my screen, in our comfortable home, on our own block, living the Australian dream …

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Gender roles in Australia are changing and being challenged within families. Australian men have an opportunity to embrace this change and move forward, with renewed strength, in partnerships that have more to do with equality and the commensurate application of skills, different as they may be, and less about a …

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Throughout many days of the year the city of Canberra is populated by a variety of political hangers-on and blow-ins; Australia’s Federal politicians and those visiting to meet with them.  These people don’t live in Canberra or have the slightest interest in being there for reasons …

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Too often I find when sitting in a crowded restaurant or in a space with lots of things in it and lots people, I seem to become, as my father would put it, bumble-footed. No, I’m not alcohol or drug affected but my personal space requirements are not …

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If your day starts with slugging around the house, then it’s likely you’ll continue to look, and feel, that way all day. Sharpen up and everyone, particularly you, will benefit. Your personal style is important, it shows who you are. In earlier years I worked from home for …

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The Government has released their guidelines on the super changes confirmed in the 2017 Budget, on 15 June 2017 for changes starting 1 July 2017.  We wrote about aspects of these changes in our post Unintended Consequences. As we are not financial planners or accountants, all we can suggest is …

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It is a truism worth contemplating in the context of superannuation planning, that “you don’t know when you are going to die!” says Ross Greenwood. Clever and nice fellow Ross. Recent Research conducted in Australia by Vanguard indicated that 38% of pre-retirees are “anxious” when thinking about [their …

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