Investing,Personal Finance,Shares,Tips & Tricks

How to Start an Investment Portfolio For Less Than $5000?

31 Oct , 2015  

Start an investment portfolio for less than $5,000

You have a good job, stable income and you’re saving some money every month. You might be thinking to yourself – how do I start investing? The truth about investing is you don’t need tens of thousands of dollars to start. In fact, you can start buying shares for as little as $500. Moreover, online discount […]

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Personal Finance,Retirement,Tips & Tricks

4 Steps To Figure Out How Much You May Need In Retirement

29 Oct , 2015  

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You might have heard that you need to calculate how much money you will need in order to have a successful retirement. But how do you know what you’ll need?  Does anyone have a crystal ball to look into the future?  It’s actually easier than you might think to be scientific about planning for your […]

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Cashflow & Budgeting,Personal Finance

5 Proven Tips to Get Your Debt Under Control

26 Oct , 2015  

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Building wealth and achieving financial freedom should be a life goal for everybody. We might all want different lifestyles and seek fulfilment and happiness in different ways. But ultimately your financial security is the foundation on which you will seek those goals. Building wealth is for everyone, but before you take your first steps to […]

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Cashflow & Budgeting,Personal Finance,Tips & Tricks

Saving for Special Purchases or Saving Time

22 Oct , 2015  

For many people, the end goal of saving money is often for physical things like cars, houses, vacations, and designer clothes. Therefore many people interpret the practice of saving as something temporary: accumulating enough cash within a certain period of time to buy something or a service that will improve someone’s quality of life. It […]

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Investing,Personal Finance,Shares

Finding the Sweet Spot: Robo Advice and Active Management

20 Oct , 2015  

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Access to quality financial advice for the general public has always been a hot topic. In recent years, there seems to be two competing ideologies arising from the investment management space. On the one hand, you have more ‘traditional’ human advisers actively managing investment portfolios. On the other hand, you have a new breed of software […]

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Mortgages & Loans,Personal Finance,Property

3 Signs You’re Not Ready to Buy Your First Home

15 Oct , 2015  

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Making the decision to buy your own home is very often the single biggest financial decision you will ever make. When you buy a home, you can expect many new responsibilities, both financial and emotional. Emotionally, this may be a signal into real adulthood where you decide to start a new family. Financially, you have […]

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Personal Finance,Self Managed Super Funds (SMSF),Tax

What Are The Tax Benefits Of An SMSF?

12 Oct , 2015  

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There are some tax benefits to be realised from a self-managed superfund (SMSF) but it can be a little tricky to pull this off.  Still, it is possible to gain some tax advantages with your SMSF.  Let’s take a look at how. There are ways to set up your SMSF to give you tax credits, […]

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Retirement,Self Managed Super Funds (SMSF),Superannuation

Things To Consider As An SMSF Trustee

6 Oct , 2015  

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Running your own SMSF takes a much more responsibility than belonging to a large super fund that is run by a institution, as with self-managing you are in charge of the decision making. This includes the administration, reporting, tax decisions, following regulations, and investment decisions. If you belong to a large super fund, someone else […]

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Investing,Personal Finance,Portfolio Management,Shares

Volatility In The Australian Share Market

2 Oct , 2015  

Volatility In The Australian Share Market

International share markets fall as uncertainty spikes Heightened concerns over the growth outlook for China proved to be the trigger for a collapse in international share markets during the September quarter. Financial markets were trading at stretched valuations, following years of near zero interest rates and quantitative easing, making the corrections sharper than they may […]

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Investing,Portfolio Management,Shares

China: Has the Dragon Ran Out Of Puff?

1 Oct , 2015  

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As China’s property market lost momentum in 2014, retail investors shifted their money to the share market, spurred on by the government. ‘China A shares’ are mainland-based, denominated in yuan and traded primarily by locals on the Shanghai and Shenzhen stock exchanges. A phenomenal rally in China A shares began in July last year, fuelled […]

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