Investing,Mortgages & Loans,Property

What Are The Pros And Cons of Negative Gearing

22 Mar , 2016  

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Within Australia, property investment has become very popular as these investments have been giving reliable long-term returns, increasing capital growth over 5% a year in different state capitals over the past ten years. Rent returns have also been substantial, at 3.4% for houses and 4.3% for flats. As you can see, investors have been receiving […]

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Investing,Personal Finance,Retirement,Tips & Tricks

Planning For Retirement in Your Fifties

18 Mar , 2016  

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You might have had a well-meaning grandparent tell you in your 20s that you should start to save for retirement, but you were having too much fun to do that.  Then in your 30s you had a young family to care for and a house to buy, so your money was all spoken for.  But […]

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Investing,Personal Finance,Retirement

The 5 Biggest Retirement Planning Mistakes You Can Make

18 Mar , 2016  

Retirement

Many people want to plan for their retirement, but they either don’t know how to get started or they are starting to plan and are afraid they will make a mistake.  This is why retaining a retirement planner is important, because he or she will help steer clients through the maze and help them realise both […]

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Investing,Personal Finance,Shares

Is It Really All China’s Fault?

4 Mar , 2016  

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The Australian market got off to a rocky start in 2016 and much of the blame was placed on China. A government devaluation of China’s currency, combined with a sharp decline of China’s share market, sent shock waves around international investment markets and triggered a belief that this was ‘proof’ of a ‘hard landing’ in […]

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Investing,Property,Tips & Tricks

8 Qualities To Look Out For In A Real Estate Agent

29 Feb , 2016  

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Whether you are looking to hire a real estate agent for a new primary home or you are looking into purchasing an investment property, you need to find a good real estate agent. There are some main qualities you should look for when evaluating agents to be sure you find a good one.   Find […]

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Investing,Personal Finance,Shares,Tips & Tricks

How To Establish An Investment Portfolio

28 Feb , 2016  

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If you are looking for a way to invest your money, why not consider building a share portfolio? The name itself may sound intimidating; however, there are plenty of tools to get you started into accelerating wealth creation. Depending on your investment goals and your knowledge of trading shares, your first step will be to […]

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Investing,Personal Finance,Retirement

Four Things to Consider When Investing For Retirement

18 Feb , 2016  

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Learning about investing is always a great idea, and never more so than when you are getting close to retiring.  It feels like there are so many terms that don’t always mean what you think they should.  But beyond that is the actual process of investing and planning.  So what are the main things you […]

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Cashflow & Budgeting,Investing,Personal Finance

How to Achieve Your Financial Goals in 2016

3 Jan , 2016  

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It’s that time of the year again for new year resolutions! You may have personal fitness goals, career goals and financial goals, but how do you make sure you’re still on track a few months later? Financial goals tend to be a little bit different in that they require a different type of will power. Unlike […]

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Investing,Personal Finance,Portfolio Management,Tips & Tricks

Happy New Year?

24 Dec , 2015  

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If amidst all the Christmas madness – Star Wars themed decorations, family visits and another helping of the rum pudding- you forgot about falling commodity prices, volatile markets and terrorist threats, well done you! Now it’s time to re-focus and plan ahead. One thing we can be certain about is that uncertainty is here to […]

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Investing,Property

5 THINGS TO CONSIDER WHEN INVESTING IN PROPERTY

8 Dec , 2015  

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It’s often said that property is one of our nation’s favourite pastimes and with property investment continuing to be one of the most popular ways to increase personal wealth among Australians, who can dispute that? Investing in property certainly has its advantages. Firstly, you’re getting a physical asset and with that a degree of comfort […]

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Investing,Personal Finance

What’s Your Investment Style – Enterprising or Defensive?

6 Dec , 2015  

Investment style

The world is full of investment experts, ideas and tips. Every day there’s a new idea or strategy that can make you money. But despite the information overload, there are generally two broad types of investors – the enterprising investor or the defensive investor. Deciding upon whether you are enterprising, defensive or a combination of […]

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Investing,Mortgages & Loans,Property

Be Honest When Applying For A Home Loan

25 Nov , 2015  

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When you have found the home of your dreams, you don’t want any minor issues to get in the way of the final purchase. You may even be inclined to skew the truth a little bit in order to move your application process further along in hopes of securing that gorgeous house. However, in trying […]

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