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What makes for a happy life?

May 06, 2016

What makes us happy is a question many of us would like answered and the results of Australia’s largest survey into ‘happiness and its causes’ have recently been released – with a few surprises. Interestingly, the survey found one of the things which makes a huge difference to your happiness is the kind of community you live in. Read Story

Prohibit pets at your peril - retirement village regulations

May 06, 2016

Sometimes I think retirement village regulations can be a little bit mad. For instance, what is the thinking behind all the rules about pets? Not only do they seem to ignore the myriad health and social benefits of companion animals, but the zeal with which the regulations are seized upon and enforced by some resident committees and body corporates suggests a level of miserable, mean-spirited pettiness I’d rather not contemplate, let alone want to expose myself to. Read Story

Aveo breaks soil on first 66 units in $1 billion retirement village development

May 05, 2016

The QLD Premier, Annastacia Palaszczuk, officially commenced the construction of 66 apartments in the new Aveo Springfield village. Aveo bills the 20 year project as the country’s largest fully-integrated, age-friendly retirement village, requiring $1 billion in funding over its lifetime. Read Story

Finance sector clean up announced but retirement incomes have to wait

May 04, 2016

For anyone who has been affected by unscrupulous financial advisors, dodgy financial products or highway robbery in the form of credit card charges, the measures announced by the Federal Government to clean up the country’s financial system (“to best meet our evolving needs and to support Australia’s economic growth”) will be especially welcome. Read Story

Please explain: Government questions health insurance industry premium increases

May 04, 2016

How many of us realise that every year for the past 10 years, the health insurance industry has jacked up its prices by 6 per cent, when inflation has been just 2.5 per cent? Read Story

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