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Rachel Lane

Village Guru 

Rachel’s engaging explanations of the in’s and out’s of financing retirement living and aged care are embraced by thousands of readers of the Sydney Morning Herald, Melbourne’s The Age and the Brisbane Times newspapers. She has co-authored a number of books including the best-seller Aged Care, Who Cares? and Downsizing Made Simple.


Rachel heard many downsizers (including her own Grandmother) say “my only regret is not moving sooner”, she knew she could help by removing the financial confusion. In 2021 she developed the Village Guru software which enables retirement communities to clearly show residents village costs together with an estimate of their pension, rent assistance and home care fees.

Rachel holds a Masters in Financial Planning.