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Downsizers swap work for Australia's biggest lifestyle

September 30, 2021

Taking advantage of the government’s downsizing provisions, Tony and Daphne McDade were able to retire early while being able to add $400,000 to their superannuation fund.

Tony said the pair had sought professional advice from a financial planner a few years ago as part of their plans to transition to retirement.

“He was able to take us through a few differentscenarios and give us some good advice to make the most of our money,” Tony said.

The couple sold their longtime family home in Carindale and were able to buy a corner block at Halcyon Greens, where they were able to build a new home.

"We were both able to put an additional $200,000 each into our super funds and it also meant we could retire earlier to Halcyon,” Tony said.

The pair now spend their days enjoying the best the community has to offer.

"Tony plays four games of golf each week and I’m really involved with the social club and doing crafts,” Daphne said. “It really is a great life, we love it.