Property

7 New Year Resolutions for Property Success in 2016

17 Jan , 2016  

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At the start of each year our focus is often on eating healthier, losing weight and travelling more while our financial and property goals tend to fall by the wayside. Whether you’re an owner-occupier or an investor, here are 7 New Year Resolutions sure to put you on the road to property success in 2016: […]

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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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Investing,Property

5 THINGS TO CONSIDER WHEN INVESTING IN PROPERTY

8 Dec , 2015  

property investment

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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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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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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Legal

Busting the Myths About Lawyers

11 Nov , 2014  

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Thanks to the entertainment industry, our thoughts about lawyers are very muddled. Many people believe that “real life” lawyers and judicial systems operate in the same ways as seen on TV or in the movies.  But do they really?  Let’s take a look at some of the myths about lawyers. Realistically Speaking Myths surrounding lawyers did not evolve […]

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Tax

Seeking the Truth about the Mythical Accountant

27 Oct , 2014  

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Accountants aren’t fictitious creatures, but the misconceptions surrounding them are so exaggerated and enduring that they have created a near-mythical image of them. Let’s get those “accountant” adjectives out of the way:  nerdy, BORRRRRRINNNNNGGGG, quiet, old-fashioned, math geniuses, bean counters, men-in-grey-suits, introverted, unimaginative, tax experts, not athletic, etc.  You can probably think of more derisive descriptions and other […]

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Cashflow & Budgeting,Investing,Personal Finance,Property

Home Buying 101 for Your Children

22 Oct , 2014  

Children-Buying-Home-learning-proAdviser

This is a brief tutorial to help parents prepare their children to purchase their first homes. Did you notice there is no mention of helping the children to buy their homes? That’s because this article focuses on some basic financial “life lessons” that you can share with your children to help them prepare to buy their own homes. […]

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Personal Finance

Choosing Your Future Financial Planner

16 Oct , 2014  

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An introductory meeting with a financial planner is all about questions.  The planner will ask you questions, and you should have a number of questions to ask the planner.  In fact, you will be interviewing the planner. First Impressions Your prospective financial planner will most likely be asking questions to gain insight as to the […]

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Cashflow & Budgeting,Investing,Personal Finance,Portfolio Management,Property

Smart Planning and Smart Choices for Investment Properties

7 Oct , 2014  

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Many Australians view owning rental property as a logical entrée to investing.  It certainly can be a good start, or part of an ongoing investment program. Investing in property is often considered a “safe haven”, especially when compared with the more volatile stock market and other investments.  But buying a property (in theory, just like buying […]

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Personal Finance

How To Choose The Right Financial Planner

2 Oct , 2014  

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Can working with a financial planner be a good investment for you?  People seek the guidance of a financial planner for various reasons – to help them maximise retirement funds, assess their current financial situation, create a management plan for a large inheritance or to plan for the financial future based on a recent major life […]

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Investing,Personal Finance,Portfolio Management,Shares

Buying Shares for Beginners

10 Sep , 2014  

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Are you new to stock market investing and trading in Australia? Just the thought can seem daunting to many.  So before you invest, educate yourself about the basics of buying shares. What are your reasons for investing in the stock market? Making money is probably at, or near the top of the reasons list.  Maybe you […]

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