Proposed changes to the PLS could help more elderly Australians stay in their own home for longer.
The Pension Loans Scheme can be a great way to boost your retirement income by taking out loan from the government against the equity in your home.
The government’s First Home Super Saver (FHSS) Scheme can be a handy tool when you are saving for your first home. But it’s not for everyone.
If you downsize your home, putting some of the proceeds into your super can help feather your retirement nest.
The idea that young Australians should be able to dip into their super to help buy their first home keeps going round and round. The most recent iteration put forward by the Coalition’s Tim Wilson and a clutch of other backbenchers has the catchy slogan Home First, Super Second.
When the government’s Retirement Income Review examined superannuation, the Age Pension and voluntary savings, home ownership had a surprisingly important role.
If your super account is not as big as you would like when you retire, one solution could be to look to your home as a way to generate some extra money – and that doesn’t necessarily mean you need to become an Airbnb host.
Tracey Spicer talks to Dr Sarah Sinclair from RMIT about home equity release products for retirees, such as reverse mortgages and the Pension Loans Scheme.
The Great Australian Dream of home ownership is about more than a roof over your head, it has a big role to play in retirement planning.
Most retired Australians are at least as well off in retirement as they were while working, but not all. The huge exception is retirees who do not own their own homes.
While we are strong believers that super is, well, super, we appreciate there is also a place for retirement savings held outside super. In this article, we explain when and why.
It’s often said that location is everything where property is concerned, but it also makes a big difference to how far your money stretches in retirement.