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June 10, 2017

Recent data published by the Australian federal government has confirmed that the raising of the eligible pension age by five years from 65 to 70 would save the government $3.6 billion dollars over four years. However, such data does not take into account the taxable i...

January 20, 2017

It is becoming more and more apparent that the ongoing retirement of baby boomers is having an impact on Sydney’s economy, as indicated by recent data published by the Australian Bureau of Statistics and SGS Economics & Planning.
Such data suggests that this social is...

January 19, 2017

A series of new laws were proposed in New York on Monday 9th January that will add financial protections for the state’s senior citizens.

A focus of this new legislation will centre around reverse mortgages. Such instruments enable borrowers to use their own home as a...

December 5, 2016

The 2015 Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) report, Pensions at a Glance, compared the Australian pension (those aged 65 and over) to 33 other countries around the world.

Startling from this report was the confirmation that 34 percent of Austr...

December 1, 2016

Over 65s in Australia own over $1 trillion worth of housing, a huge amount of wealth by anyone's standing. Many retirees are asset rich, yet in the same breath, are unable to live a decent quality of life due to minimal cash flow.

Unfortunately, the polices of our polit...

November 28, 2016

Is Australia approaching the bursting point of a housing bubble? Some argue that it isn't, however how can anyone really know for sure given that nearly all of the indicators of every bubble are different?

Below is graph comparing Australian house prices, household inco...

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