How did you picture your retirement dream?
Maybe you had dreams of travelling abroad in your retirement years, but the reality is that travel anxiety is still impacting many Aussies.
A University of Queensland study revealed that in November last year, 50 per cent of Australians were still planning to hold off on international travel. Despite restrictions easing, Covid-19 is still in the community with many worried about what travel looks like abroad. Travel is particularly concerning for retirees who may be more vulnerable if exposed to Covid-19 or the flu.
But, it doesn’t mean that you need to give up on being a happy traveller in your retirement!
The caravan lifestyle is a new retirement dream
Travel anxiety has led to more retirees choosing to explore the best of Australia, in a car or by Caravan!
With domestic borders closed for extended periods during the pandemic, many Aussies have found a newfound appreciation for exploring our own backyard. The caravan lifestyle has become an attractive option for those who are ready to explore, all the way from outback Australia, to beautiful beaches in Queensland, and wine regions in the south.
The benefit of being able to bring family, friends and pets along, has made the caravan lifestyle a great option for low key travellers.
What’s the catch?
Cost is the biggest hurdle for retirees who want to live their retirement dream in a caravan. A new caravan could cost you around $80K with a used caravan costing up to around $40K. Although it will provide plenty of enjoyment for your retirement years, it is a significant upfront investment to consider. Securing a loan is the fastest way to start living your dream caravan retirement lifestyle!
APS Car Loans now also include caravans. You can pay off the loan whenever it suits you with no additional fees. Interest rates start as low as 6.90%* and we’ll do our best to secure your loan, even with bad credit.
Get in touch with the APS team to learn more about loan options to suit your retirement plans.
* Comparison rate of 6.90%. Calculated on a loan amount of $30,000 secured over a term of 5 years based on monthly repayments. Warning: This comparison rate is only true for the examples given and may not include all fees and charges. Different terms, fees or other loan amounts will result in a different comparison rate.