Real estate tips from the terminally ill – Why Australia needs to listen

UBank encourages Australians to borrow less and live more. It’s a provocative statement and one we stand by in hope that we all can take a moment to think about what’s really important when it comes to our money. And, then spend that money wisely against those priorities.

To bring this to life, we spoke to a group of people who provide a unique perspective on what’s truly important in life. ‘Real estate tips from the terminally ill’ is a film we’ve put together with words of wisdom from six people living with terminal illness.

The insights were telling. Each person, after receiving their diagnosis, experienced a complete shift in perspective. With the knowledge they were nearing the end of their lives, they were able to focus on what is truly important and let everything else fall away.

Julie, one of the interviewees in the film, shared her insights on just that by saying it’s great to have nice things, but if you’re stretching yourself financially to obtain them, that’s when you need to re-evaluate your approach.

Our hope is that after you watch the film you will consider reviewing your own approach to spending your money on the things that are most important to you. Are you spending enough time with family and friends? Are you pursuing what you’re truly passionate about? Are there changes you need to make to find more time for your priorities?

The final thought from the film that I want to leave you with is one that was beautifully put forward by Karen in the video; Humanity isn’t about the bricks and mortar, it’s what is inside those bricks and mortar.

I would like to offer my sincere thanks to all of the wonderful people who are featured in and worked with us to create this film – many of whom were referred to us by the team at Palliative Care Australia. Julie, Karen, Kris, Shannon, Kenneth and Nicole, you were incredibly generous with your time and also by opening your homes to us. Thank you for sharing your stories – we believe they are going to make a difference in a lot of people’s lives.

Please, join our conversation. Connect with us on Facebook or Twitter, tell your story and share your perspective on the Australian dream. The film certainly made us think differently, and we hope it does the same for you.

Speak soon,

Lee Hatton
CEO, UBank