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ABC Brisbane News ‘Sharing with Friends’ story


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This ABC Television News Broadcast aired on Saturday 24th July at 7pm and the story is about 17.04 minutes into the program.

Five friends decide they want to live quietly and happily together in retirement in affordable purpose-built homes near to each other, living independent daily lives and also sharing each other’s company – but at times THEY choose.

With the help of the Foundation Workshop series, they develop a set of rules and responsibilities for sharing expenses, having visitors, pets, etc and importantly, how their investment may be recouped if and when they leave the group. They make a formal agreement with each other.

They consult with the Foundation’s architect to choose the design of their homes and gardens (within limited available options).

The Foundation’s financial counsellors assist them to develop budgets and strategies.

The Foundation’s legal team has developed a location and cost appropriate form of title.

This initiative is seeking support in the form of the allocation of land in trust or as a donation.

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