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Downsizing for dummies: smaller home for bigger life

downsizing

What’s not to love about downsizing? Cheaper utility bills, fewer rooms to clean, a cozier feeling all around. When you’re downsizing for retirement, you may also qualify for a higher pension based on your assets, and even free up some cash which could go towards your all-important retirement savings writes Financial Risk Advisor, Katrina Haskew.

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Your right to choose home care, seniors told

home care

Older Australians will be able to take direct control of their own home care funding under federal government changes.

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5 ways to celebrate retirement

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Accumulating enough money to retire is an achievement that deserves to be celebrated. You can finally take a long-awaited trip around the world, or invite your colleagues and family members to join you for a retirement party. Or maybe you want to retreat from the working world in a little cabin by a lake where

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$1 billion retirement village officially opens

Aveo Springfield

A major development catering for retirees has officially opened.

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This Adidas ad is making the entire Internet cry

Adidas ad

A mock Adidas ad created by a German student is emotional, brilliant and was ignored by the global company. In the spec commercial the former marathon runner in a retirement village only wanted a moment away from his dreary life, where he sat surrounded by others counting down the hours while dreaming of past glories. The key

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Retirement Villages – Contracts

Retirement Villages

The benefits of retirement villages and living conditions are well established however, retirement villages contracts have long been controversial issues among Australia’s ageing population. In a recent article published by Bina Brown from Third Age Matters, Binna discussed some of the pros and cons of retirement villages. “There are three main contract and finance models

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Back in the workforce..a must for some older Aussies

older aussies back in the workforce

As the financial situation gets tougher for many older Australians, some are taking the plunge back into full time or part-time work but many fear that the implications associated with losing the pension are not worth the hassle. “Back in the workforce” may soon become the reality for many older Australians. The New Zealand system

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Grandparents love – must watch video!

grandparents love

The relationship between grandparents and their grandchildren is one that is truly unique! One online company in Poland have captured the essence of a grandparents love for their grandchildren at Christmas in a recent advertisement that has gone truly viral… We don’t want to spoil the surprise, so take a few moments to watch this

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Overcoming age issues at a job interview

Unconscious bias is hard to overcome. Age discrimination can be a significant issue for many jobseekers. Interviewers often assume that bright young things have ‘too little experience’ and anyone over 50 ‘doesn’t have enough energy’. It’s sometimes hard overcoming age issues at a job interview. Employers often have a picture in their minds of the

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Classic motor vehicles bring huge prices!

classic motor vehicles

Last night’s Shannons Motor vehicle auction in Melbourne saw some great prices achieved for some classic motor vehicles that we can all identify with. The completed auction saw 68 lots sold and 4 passed in! I’m sure many in our audience would love to go back in time and keep those beloved cars that we

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