Author Archive | Adele Horin

contesting wills

Challenging a will: money or family?

The majority of people who contest a will in court or by mediation succeed in changes being made. Is this unfair or do family members have an entitlement to ‘family money’ at the expense of the deceased’s wishes?

Why empty nesters won’t downsize

Downsizing seems the rational and ethical thing to do if you’re an empty nester rattling around in a big house. But Australians seem to have an aversion to downsizing, with wide policy implications.

Retirement is not for bludgers

With years in retirement increasing and the tendency of modern retirees to be fitter and healthier, we find there’s more to life than sitting back and watching the world go by. In fact, it’s almost impossible.

Retirement: who’s a happy little Vegemite?

Retirement often receives bad press, but whether or not you enjoy this life phase usually depends on the choices created. It’s a nuanced and diverse experience and many welcome the sudden freedom.