Benefits of Intergenerational Living

June 6th, 2019
Living with your relatives is common in many parts of the world, with financial and cultural reasons often bringing three of more generations together. While many Aussies and Kiwis live in share houses when they're young, the nuclear family is very much the norm later in life. Living trends are slowly changing, however, with people staying at home for longer and elderly parents sometimes moving back with their kids after they retire. While extended families and mixed generational homes are certainly not for everyone, intergenerational living can offer advantages to people at any stage of life.

Also known as multi-generational living, intergenerational living is the term used when more than one generation lives under the same roof. While this happens all the time when you have kids, the term is mostly applied to adult children who haven't left home and elderly parents who have moved back in with their children. According to the latest Household, Income and Labour Dynamics in Australia (HILDA) survey, grown up children are remaining longer in the parental home, and also returning to the family [...]

World's Most Exclusive Travel Experiences

June 3rd, 2019
It doesn't matter where you go or what you do, travel has the potential to transform your expectations and enrich your life. New perspectives and experiences can help you take a step back and look at your life through a new lens. While every holiday feels a little extravagant, there are some destinations and experiences that revel in their exclusive status. From million dollar resorts through to penthouse suites and holidays in space, let's take a look at the world's most lavish travel experienc [...]

The Health Benefits of Pets

September 6th, 2016

Pets provide more than just love and cuddles, they can actually make you physically and mentally healthier. There are a number of proven health benefits for people with pets, including physical, mental, and emotional improvements. From enhancing your social skills and helping you relax through to increasing your fitness, pet ownership can be even more important than gym membership when […]

Strange Cosmic Facts

August 30th, 2016

The Universe is a strange and amazing place, as old as time itself with a scale that stretches beyond belief. Whenever you’re feeling stressed or down, like the weight of the world is on your shoulders, it’s important to look up and remember just how big and mind-boggling the cosmos really is. Let’s take a look at some of the […]

Rents Fall Across Australia

August 16th, 2016

Housing rents have fallen across most Australian capitals, as supply levels continue to rise and population growth slows. According to figures from CoreLogic, combined capital city rental values were down 0.3 percent in July and 0.6 percent for the year – the fastest rate of decline since 1996. Along with the mismatch between supply and demand, rental values are also […]

Confidence struggles despite Rate cut

August 15th, 2016

The recent interest rate cut by the Reserve Bank failed to make a big impact on consumer confidence, with optimists only slightly outnumbering pessimists despite 25 basis points being shaved off the official cash rate. While the modest boost is an improvement on the last couple of months, moves by the Reserve Bank have failed to inspire confidence in the […]

How Physical Exercise Helps you Mentally

August 12th, 2016

While the physical benefits of exercise are well known, the mental and psychological benefits of working out can be just as powerful. Not only does regular physical activity make your brain work better, it also makes you feel better and reduces your chance of developing mental illness. Consistency is key when it comes to physical exercise, with people likely to […]

Meet Zenbo the Household Robot

August 8th, 2016

Zenbo the household robot promises to make all your science fiction dreams come true, with this lovable little guy sitting somewhere between BB-8 from Star Wars and Wall-E. Made by computing giants ASUS, Zenbo is designed to help around the house while also offering more than his fair share of fun and friendship. While Zenbo is not going to help […]

History of the Olympics

August 1st, 2016

The Olympic Games is a spectacle like no other, with this great event bringing the world together every four years in the pursuit of excellence, friendship, and mutual respect. With all eyes set on Rio 2016, it’s easy to forget just how long the Olympics has been around. Let’s take a look at the history of the Olympic Games and […]

Confidence in Post-Election Australia

July 20th, 2016

Consumer confidence is easing in post-election Australia, with business confidence rebounding despite political and economic uncertainty. The latest ANZ-Roy Morgan consumer confidence survey recorded a 0.5 percent decline in sentiment, with the weekly index having slipped for three weeks in a row. Business confidence is in a healthier position, with NAB’s monthly business survey showing post-election highs of +6, a […]

First Home Buyers Continue to Struggle

July 20th, 2016

The number of first-home buyers in Australia has reached its lowest level in over a decade, according to new figures from the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS). After years of sustained slowdown, first-home buyer numbers are now sitting at just 13.9 percent as a proportion of all home buyers, the lowest level since March 2004. Despite tough conditions for new […]