Investing,Personal Finance,Portfolio Management,Shares

ETFs, ADRs, GDRs,……and you thought you only could buy shares on the stock market

28 Feb , 2015  

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Hey guys, I am Nick van den Berg writing today’s guest post. I am the co founder of Simply Wall St, a visual investing platform making the stock market more accessible for beginners and veterans alike.  Gone are the days where just simply ‘stocks’ are listed on the share market, a somewhat bewildering array of different […]

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Personal Finance,Personal Insurance

What To Expect When Applying For Life Insurance

22 Feb , 2015  

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Life insurance isn’t a popular topic to discuss, as people don’t often want to focus on the worst-case scenarios of life. However, sad events will occur, and life insurance can help relieve some of the stress that a tragedy will bring to your family. Some have assumptions of life insurance, and believe that they wouldn’t […]

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Personal Finance

Lets Face It…Everyone Hates Us

7 Feb , 2015  

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Last month, I was putting together the new market positioning for our SMSF management service and I was reminded of just how poor general SMSF management can be through the eyes of a financial planner. SMSFs are highly over-exposed to Australian shares and in particular the top 20 stocks. SMSFs have an extremely low portion […]

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Investing,Mortgages & Loans,Personal Finance,Property

What To Do When Rates Are Low?

7 Feb , 2015  

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The Reserve Bank of Australia’s bold move to cut the official cash rate was this week’s big news. After growing speculation of a rate cut, the Reserve Bank reduced the official cash rate by 25 basis points to a new record low of 2.25 per cent. With the cost of borrowing now more affordable than […]

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