Real Estate Investment – not that simple?

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  When they retire, a large number of Australians have a diversified portfolio of investments, including cash, shares and superannuation and in a substantial number of cases, an investment property. During a person’s working life the investment property can provide a number of benefits including possible increases in the property’s value, a ...

Should life be this difficult?

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I recently heard a story of a couple in their late 60s who are providing for themselves in retirement. They have never applied for the age pension. The story goes that they believe they would be entitled to at least a part age pension, however, their visits to Centrelink (even just ...

Age Pension: a short history

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On 10 June 1908 the Invalid and Old-age Pensions Act received royal assent. From 1 July 1909 – Old-age pensions and the Invalid Pension became payable to the ‘appropriately qualified people’ within Australia. This new scheme replaced a number of very similar pension schemes – which had been implemented by the New ...

 

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