Personal Finance

What You Need To Know About Asset Allocation

29 Sep , 2015  

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For those that are confused about what asset allocation is, it is the mix of stocks, bonds, and managed funds you want to hold. Choosing which ones you want to invest in can be a bit tricky though, as there are thousands to choose from. Even someone with experience investing may find it difficult, and […]

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Mortgages & Loans,Personal Finance,Property

Deciphering Common Property Terms

27 Sep , 2015  

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If you are investing in a property for the first time, a lot of the terms associated with the property sector can be quite confusing. If you would like to read on, hopefully some of these terms can be simplified enough to clarify any situation you might be in, and hopefully educate any future scenarios […]

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Cashflow & Budgeting,Family & Divorce Law,Personal Finance,Personal Insurance

9 Unexpected Costs of Having a Baby

25 Sep , 2015  

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For such a small person, a baby can have a massive impact on your bank account. It’s important to scope out every possible cost in advance as you don’t want anything jumping out at you when you’re vulnerable and under pressure. Here’s a few things you might need to consider: Utility Bills: As a rule […]

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Investing,Personal Finance,Trusts, Wills & Estates

5 Dumb Things You Can Do When You Receive An Inheritance

21 Sep , 2015  

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Surprise, happiness and then indecision. This is generally the emotions experienced when you receive an inheritance, especially if it’s a big, fat inheritance. Making smart finance decisions is not as easy as you think. This is because of our reptilian brain. The logical part of your brain is much smaller than the emotional part. This […]

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Investing,Mortgages & Loans,Personal Finance,Property

What Are The Costs Involved In Buying Property?

18 Sep , 2015  

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If you are looking to buy an investment property, it might be worth considering what kind of different costs there are as well the rewards. The costs include much more than just the interest repayments, so let’s take a look at what you may face with buying an investment property. When your property offer has […]

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Personal Finance,Property

7 Celebrity Properties in Australia

17 Sep , 2015  

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Celebrities are on the covers of magazines, on our TVs, and more recently… all over the internet. But where do they hide out in society? Find out below. Cate Blanchett As of this month, Cate Blanchett and husband Andrew Upton are looking to sell their Hunters Hill home. Having bought the properly for $10.2 million […]

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Adviser Scope

The mFund Settlement Service

8 Sep , 2015   Video

What is mFund? Thanks to mFund, lengthy forms are a thing of the past. Brought to you by ASX, the mFund Settlement Service is a new way to access unlisted managed funds. So now it’s faster and more convenient than ever before to broaden your portfolio. If you’ve thought about diversifying your portfolio to a […]

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Investing,Personal Finance,Tips & Tricks

The Definitive Guide to Tracking Your Net Worth

7 Sep , 2015  

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We track everything these days. From the number of steps you walked today to the number of hours you slept last night, tracking our lives are becoming easier and easier. New mobile apps and wearable technology are coming out everyday to enable to track our lives. When it comes to our finances, we’re already using […]

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Social Security & Centrelink

Changes To The Pension Assets Test in 2017

7 Sep , 2015  

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The law has been passed: from 1 January 2017, the Government will increase the Centrelink lower asset test thresholds (the assets test free area) and the withdrawal rate (the taper rate) at which pensions are reduced once that threshold is exceeded. The assets test free area is the amount of assets above which allowances are […]

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Legal,Trusts, Wills & Estates

Charitable Trusts v Gifts to Charity

7 Sep , 2015  

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Aussies give a lot to charity, and we’re proud of it. Giving to charity in your Will is a noble thing to do. Many charities rely on the bequests they get, and many well-known charitable trusts have been established by Wills. These include the Archibald Prize and the Miles Franklin Award. In addition, there are […]

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Investing,Legal,Property,Tips & Tricks

5 Celebrities Who Made it Big With Investing

4 Sep , 2015  

5 Celebrities Who Made It Big Investing (1)

  It’s not uncommon for celebrities to expand their work into other fields of interest. However, we usually expected them to make the majority of their money off what made them famous in the first place. Let’s take a look at 5 celebrities who made it big with savvy investments.   1. Dr. Dre: The Next […]

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Investing,Personal Finance,Shares

Lego Sets Officially Better Investment Than Shares

2 Sep , 2015  

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When I was growing up, Lego sets were my favourite pass time. As a kid, I spent hours upon hours playing with those little building blocks of plastic. Lego sets may look like no more than popular children’s toy, but as an investment, over the past 15 years they have outperformed the stock market, bank […]

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