Investing,Mortgages & Loans,Personal Finance,Property

13 Hacks To Help You Win At An Auction

27 Jul , 2015  

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Auctions are a great method of snagging a property for a bargain price. However, actually winning an auction is not as easy as it seems. If you’ve ever watched an auction on television, it seems like a fun and vibrant event. Dozens of people all trying to outbid each other to win the property. To […]

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Legal,Personal Finance

Is 50 Cent Actually Bankrupt?

20 Jul , 2015  

50 Cent Bankruptcy

40 year-old rapper Curtis James Jackson III, better known as his on-stage alias “50 Cent” filed for bankruptcy on 13th July 2015. It was a sudden move that no one expected since there was no indication that he was experiencing financial troubles. 50 Cent is more than just a rapper, he has been labeled a […]

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Investing,Personal Finance,Retirement

7 Ways To Kick Start Your Retirement Plan

13 Jul , 2015  

Kick-Start-Retirement

Take a Fresh Look at Your Retirement Plan There are usually numerous investment options for retirement accounts, so you want to make sure that you’re taking advantage of the right ones for your current situation. Ideally, you should have a mix of investments (called an “asset allocation”) that not only matches your attitude toward risk, […]

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Adviser Scope

What Are You Really Scarred Of?

13 Jul , 2015  

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Some intriguing questions for you all. Has the financial planning community been so scarred by all the changes and negative press that they can’t see a better future ahead? Has the rapidity of the myriad of changes and the often exaggerated and out of proportion justifications for the changes made us scared to take any new […]

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Tax,Tips & Tricks

Can I tax deduct my Ferrari 488 GTB?

13 Jul , 2015  

Ferrari-488-GTB

Congratulations on your new Ferrari! We hope that you enjoy it for years to come. A Ferrari will cost most buyers a large chunk of their wallet, but the expenses don’t end there. To help offset the cost of maintenance and costs associated with keeping your Ferrari running you can choose to claim tax deductions […]

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Investing,Personal Finance,Superannuation

Challenge of Change – the 2015 Intergenerational Report

12 Jul , 2015  

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Every five years, the Treasurer releases the Intergenerational Report (IGR) which provides a snapshot analysis of how Australia is tracking now and how it will be in 40 years’ time. The IGR is important to the Government’s policy agenda, because it provides the evidential basis for reform. This is the fourth IGR published since 2002 […]

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Mortgages & Loans,Property

What Do You Know About Your Home Loan?

2 Jul , 2015  

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Few large investments offer such “customisable” opportunities as home ownership.  You may paint, decorate, remodel, and furnish it pretty much as you want.  A home loan can make it possible for you to fulfil one of your larger life dreams – owning your own home. But your home loan isn’t just about home buying power.  […]

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Investing,Mortgages & Loans,Personal Finance

Want to invest in property? Watch out for these lending changes

1 Jul , 2015  

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Right now there are huge changes in investment lending, and, I believe it’s a knee jerk overreaction. Massive. Ridiculous. An under considered impediment to would be investors and home owners – that’s right, home owners as well as investors. My opinion only but I stand by it. Full disclosure. I do not have a degree […]

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Legal,Trusts, Wills & Estates

A Case Study on Estate Proceed Trusts

1 Jul , 2015  

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This case study will illustrate what an estate proceeds trust is, and how it can be used when the Will was a basic Will that didn’t set up the trust itself. In this example, Nicole’s husband Daniel has died in an accident. They have two primary school aged children, Michael and Melissa. Nicole and Daniel […]

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Family & Divorce Law,Legal,Trusts, Wills & Estates

Dealing with Vulnerable Beneficiaries and Protective Trusts

1 Jul , 2015  

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In each family there is often a financially irresponsible child, but when it goes one step further and that child is a gambler, or has drug or alcohol problems, you will probably want to make sure that your child does not squander your hard-earned estate when they inherit it. Cutting them out of the Will […]

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