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Why adult children stay at home: looking beyond the myths of kidults, kippers and gestaters

The stereotype of a dependent generation who won’t leave home ignores the many reasons adult family members choose to live together in the one house, writes… Edgar Liu, UNSW Australia and Hazel Easthope, UNSW Australia We’ve all seen it in the movies: overgrown “kidults” living at home while their parents pick up their dirty laundry,…

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Super…In – Out – Shake it all about!

Following extensive consultation, the Government has released an amended superannuation package.  Some measures remain largely unchanged while others such as the lifetime $500,000 non-concessional cap and the removal of the work test for over 65s have been replaced or scrapped altogether. Once legislated, most measures will take effect from 1 July 2017. There are still…


3 Urban Myths

Urban planning in Australia appears to be lost in a dense fog of presumption and theory.   Myths perpetuate. This Missive covers three such urban myths. Myth 1 – Higher densities mean less traffic The theory is that higher densities around existing public transport networks will see a lift in public transport use and fewer cars…

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3 ways your mind is tricking you into failing as a property investor

For many first-time investors, the prospect of actually putting your money on the line and taking action by buying a property is terrifying. It’s completely understandable – when you’re handing over your hard-earned savings and getting a loan for several hundred thousand dollars, you want to feel confident that you’re investing the right way. But…

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