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Cease Fire! Time For Some Facts in the War Between Boomers & Millennials

Cease Fire! Time For Some Facts in the War Between Boomers & Millennials

I’m calling for an armistice in the so-called ‘inter-generational war’ after the skirmishes around housing availability, and affordability have turned nasty. The salvos of blame games must cease, if only temporarily, to see what we can all do to try and find some better solutions to get younger people into homeownership. The recent blog, which suggested baby boomers were selfish by not do... read more>
Boomers Bite Back: “No Whining Millennial is Going to Drive Me From My Castle”

Boomers Bite Back: “No Whining Millennial is Going to Drive Me From My Castle”

One suggestion last week certainly put the cat amongst the pigeons. It was that Baby Boomers are 'selfishly' hanging onto their spacious well-located homes and not retiring to the coast anymore. Your comments didn't hold back about the sacrifices you'd made to get there, and no amount of 'guilt-tripping' would get you out. But with the buzzwords of 'intergenerational wealth transfer' unli... read more>
When You Didn't Have to be a Millionaire to Have a Beach House

When You Didn't Have to be a Millionaire to Have a Beach House

It's been a great long weekend for us in a classic 1970s beach house more comfy than classy and so beloved by generations of lucky Australians. It's functional, unpretentious, in parts home-made and above all modest. The land with views down the coast was once bought for a song. But there's a sadness amongst the gratitude as time and big money has caught up with seaside idylls. I can h... read more>
REVEALED: What We Over-50s Really Think About Vaccines

REVEALED: What We Over-50s Really Think About Vaccines

Australia's leading consumer group for the over 50s has backed taking COVID vaccines, with 59% saying they intend to have the jab at the earliest opportunity. The FiftyUp Club survey of members, more than half of which have had their first vaccination, was most vocal about why they shouldn't be given a choice between AstraZeneca and Pzifer.The FiftyUp Club survey of members, more than ha... read more>
Price Hike Alert on Life, TPD & Income Protection Insurance

Price Hike Alert on Life, TPD & Income Protection Insurance

There have been red flags flying on the life insurance front, especially about premium hikes. The current main concern is premium costs going up, and there are several reasons. Xavier O'Halloran, director of the consumer group for superannuation Super Consumers Australia, says there have been hikes of between 13%-20% for life cover bought inside superannuation. He says one reason is re... read more>