Personal Finance,Property

Buying vs Renting – The Essential Checklist

21 Dec , 2015  

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Home-ownership has always been a life goal for most Australians. In recent years, with property prices soaring, many hopeful first home-owners are wondering if they should take the plunge into the property market. It’s important to carefully assess your circumstances in order to make a good decision whether to rent or to buy. Here’s a […]

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Retirement,Tips & Tricks

How To Have A Happy Retirement

13 Dec , 2015  

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It can be easy to feel down about retiring when you look at the crazy state of the world today.  You might have watched the amounts in your retirement accounts dwindle during the recession, and only recently have they started to climb back up again.  That might have had you worried. The good parts about […]

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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  

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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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Conveyancing,Mortgages & Loans,Personal Finance,Property,Tips & Tricks

Australian Property Tip: How To Buy A House [INFOGRAPHIC]

2 Dec , 2015  

How To Buy A House [INFOGRAPHIC]

Buying a house can be a daunting,complex and often frustrating experience – and that’s for people who’ve done it before! The first homebuyer can often feel completely at sea when faced with their first purchase. If you’re about to buy your first home or investment property you may feel like you’re on the brink of taking […]

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Personal Insurance,Tips & Tricks

When Should You Consider Life Insurance

28 Nov , 2015  

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At different stages of life, there are some important times when you need to protect the things and people you love. Buying life insurance is one way of protection, and the first time you might consider insurance is when you buy a home. This is often a big transition in life, and it’s a place […]

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Personal Insurance,Tips & Tricks

How to Win This Travel Insurance Season

26 Nov , 2015  

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We’re fast heading into the holiday season, and if you’re one of the many Australians looking for an overseas vacation, it’s recommended you start assessing your travel insurance options. The insurance market, like most financial services, has been heating up in 2015, meaning there’s both more chance of being lead astray and an increase 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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Investing,Personal Finance,Shares,Tips & Tricks

Here Are Some Basic Money Skills You Need To Know

22 Nov , 2015  

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Some of us often go through the month without paying much attention to our expenses. Others pay attention to the expenses, but aren’t sure how to create a budget, or manage their money properly. However, there are simple measures you can take to ensure that you are saving money every month and cutting out any […]

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Investing,Personal Finance,Tips & Tricks

5 Essential Traits of Highly Successful Investors

22 Nov , 2015  

5 Essential Traits of Successful Investors

Warren Buffett, George Soros and Peter Lynch are all incredibly successful investors. But all of them had humble beginnings. So what exactly makes these investors the cream of the crop? In this article, we look specifically at the 5 essential traits that highly successful investors have in common.   Circle of Competence The first common […]

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Personal Finance,Property

Let’s Bust the Top 5 Myths of Property Investment

17 Nov , 2015  

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Australians love property. Anyone who bought a property in the last 20 years would likely have earned a handsome return. Property investment may be popular, but it is far from easy. In this article, we explore and then bust the top 5 myths of property investment in Australia.   All property will increase in value […]

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Investing,Personal Finance,Personal Insurance,Retirement,Superannuation,Trusts, Wills & Estates

5 Telltale Signs You’re Paying Too Much For Your Financial Planner

10 Nov , 2015  

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Financial planners or financial advisers can be invaluable when it comes to organising your financial life and helping you achieve your financial goals. We’ve known many cases where financial planners add significant value, especially when their clients have complex financial situations. You may have a self-managed-super-fund (SMSF), several investment properties, a family trust with a […]

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