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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Personal Finance,Retirement,Superannuation

5 Steps You Must Take Within 5 Years of Retirement

28 Jan , 2016  

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If you are closing in on retirement, first of all, don’t panic.  Second, congratulations – you’ve worked hard to get here. When you are five years away from retiring, there are a few things you need to do to shore up your retirement planning.  Let’s look at five of those things and what you need […]

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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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Investing,Personal Finance,Property

Bubbling House Prices – Where To From Here

2 Nov , 2015  

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Reports of record-breaking sale prices, high auction clearance rates and Glenn Stevens, governor of the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA), talking of ‘crazy’ house prices has greatly inflated the housing bubble debate. House prices are one of the most popular economic topics because many people have an opinion — either they are renting and waiting […]

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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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Investing,Portfolio Management,Shares

Australian Economic Update

22 Jan , 2015  

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While the outlook for Australian economic growth has stagnated recently, the outlook for the US remains positive. The high unemployment rate continues in Europe where slow GDP growth is expected. In the UK, the outlook is more promising. Australia — the iron ore free kick has gone The recent fall in the price of iron […]

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Investing,Portfolio Management,Shares

How Do The Professionals Invest?

6 Jan , 2015  

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Making profits in the stock market is not about luck. It is about having a structured and methodical approach to making investments decisions. This blog post explains the key method that financial advisors, investment managers and professional investors use to structure high performing portfolios.    

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Investing,Mortgages & Loans,Personal Finance,Property

How Do I Get A Property Loan?

11 Dec , 2014  

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With interest rates at historical lows and subdued growth from the Australian stock market many Australians are turning to property as an investment alternative. If you are a first timer in the property market, have a look at this post. 

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Cashflow & Budgeting,Investing,Personal Finance

Investing in Term Deposits

11 Nov , 2014  

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Learn about the definition and benefits of term deposits in this short, easy to understand video which outlines the basics you need to know. As much as it’s important to know about the advantages it’s key to your future decisions making that you have an appreciation of the drawbacks as well.It’s a competitive market out […]

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Cashflow & Budgeting,Investing,Personal Finance,Property

Home Buying 101 for Your Children

22 Oct , 2014  

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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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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

Financial Planning Is…

4 Sep , 2014  

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When someone mentions financial planning, what are the first thoughts that come to mind? Too costly, not worthwhile, you don’t have enough to invest, there’s plenty of time to think about it later, or you can do it with online tools? Some of your perceptions may be accurate, and some of them may be more myth than fact. […]

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