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November 10, 2016

Your next holiday destination – why not swap?

House swapping has become a hugely popular option for affordable holiday accommodation across the world. You might remember the movie, “The Holiday” starring Kate Winslet and Cameron Diaz. Two women are experiencing relationship problems so they exchange their houses for a holiday away from men. Kate swaps her quaint English cottage for Cameron’s LA mansion. Both love the extreme differences but, of course, there are men everywhere they go! (It ends happily ever after.) In the ten years since that movie debuted, house swapping has taken the world by storm. It’s no longer a way to escape from our problems, […]
November 3, 2016

A guide to planning for aged care

When the time comes to consider aged care, where do you start, what options do you have and will you be able to afford it? The latest Intergenerational Report tells us that Australians aged 65 years and over accounted for 14% of the population – and that figure is rising. Whether you’re concerned about your future self or a loved one, aged care is an issue most of us will have to manage at some time in our lives. At the time of Federation, Australians at birth had an average life expectancy of around 50 years. The most common causes […]
October 27, 2016

What is your aged care funding strategy?

We’re an ageing population; the media keeps reminding us, as does the government, but are we prepared for what this means? As a society? As individuals? One thing’s for sure – it’s something we cannot ignore. According to the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW), in 2014, 3.4 million Australians were aged 65 and over. Consider for a moment: this figure shows those people contemplating aged care for elderly family members are fast approaching the age when they’ll need it themselves. Sobering thought. What this means is that as aged care becomes increasingly important, the need for aged care […]