Cashflow & Budgeting,Personal Finance,Tips & Tricks

Postpone Your Purchases To Better Your Financial Future

1 Mar , 2016  

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From an early age, many of us are taught to wait for the reward while putting in work and patience, making the end result all the sweeter. This is the practice of delaying gratification, yet many of us nowadays have lost sight of its benefit. People now are in massive debt because they have not […]

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Personal Finance

The Post-Christmas Recovery Plan

10 Jan , 2016  

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If your 2016 investment plan isn’t going as strongly as you’d originally hoped, you’re not alone – Australians collectively managed to blow an estimated $8.9 billion in December alone. Luckily for a lot of us, there’s a fairly straightforward way out of post-Christmas debt, provided you follow a few steps.   Work out a realistic repayment […]

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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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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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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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Legal,Personal Finance

Is 50 Cent Actually Bankrupt?

20 Jul , 2015  

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40 year-old rapper Curtis James Jackson III, better known as his on-stage alias “50 Cent” filed for bankruptcy on 13th July 2015. It was a sudden move that no one expected since there was no indication that he was experiencing financial troubles. 50 Cent is more than just a rapper, he has been labeled a […]

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Cashflow & Budgeting,Investing,Personal Finance,Property

The Hidden Cost Of Changing Your Address

2 Dec , 2014  

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There’s a very good reason for trying to buy the best, most suitable property that you can afford to buy – suitable for you now and suitable for you in the short to medium term future. Money. It costs a lot to change address, and I’m not talking mail redirection fees! Imagine this example: Young […]

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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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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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Legal,Trusts, Wills & Estates

The Importance of a Strong Succession Plan

23 Sep , 2014  

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The coach of a 4 x 400 relay team creates a strategy for how each leg of the race will be run and how the baton will be passed. A business succession plan is a strategy for how you will transfer ownership and control of the business (the baton) to your successors. Many businesses have no […]

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