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

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  

financial freedom

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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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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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,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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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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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  

buying first home

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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Investing,Personal Finance,Tips & Tricks

The Definitive Guide to Tracking Your Net Worth

7 Sep , 2015  

tracking your net worth

We track everything these days. From the number of steps you walked today to the number of hours you slept last night, tracking our lives are becoming easier and easier. New mobile apps and wearable technology are coming out everyday to enable to track our lives. When it comes to our finances, we’re already using […]

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Cashflow & Budgeting,Investing,Personal Finance,Tax,Tips & Tricks

7 Wealth Building Strategies For the High Income Earner

19 Aug , 2015  

7 wealth Buildng strategies

In today’s consumerist society, everyone wants to be wealthy. Anyone you speak to would say yes to being able to live a luxurious lifestyle where they can afford an abundance of materialistic belongings. However, to accumulate the wealth to live lavishly is not an easy feat. Even if you are currently earning a high income, […]

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