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Wealth Creation

July 10, 2011 by  
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A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush. A dollar in your hand today is worth more than a dollar tomorrow. The dollar invested today will earn interest straightaway. This is the time value of money. Hence there is an opportunity cost to resources that are idle and not utilised. The opportunity […]

Risk Management for landlords

July 10, 2011 by  
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You’ve bought your investment property and now you think it is time to sit back, relax and let the tenants pay it off. Wrong! You need to be diligent to ensure your investment is being paid off every month, but also that it’s being looked after. Tern Scheer explains. Avoiding the traps Buying a rental […]

Six steps to investing in real estate

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Investors have flocked to property investments in recent time s lured by the desire to make huge capital gains. We outline 6 steps to investing in real estate. People like property. It’s a relatively safe investment giving good solid returns. Compared to shares, which can swing wildly in price, or cash, which is little more […]

Tax Tips

July 10, 2011 by  
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PROPERTY INVESTMENTS AND TAX If you own or are thinking of buying investment property there are some tax implications you need to know about. The ATO has prepared this list for API. AUSTRALIAN BUSINESS NUMBER (ABN) AND WITHHOLDINGTAX You don’t need an ABN if you own a residential property but, if you buy any goods […]

Mortgage Reduction

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Your traditional loan is based on a regular repayment until the full term of the loan unless you make extra repayments into it. By doing it differently, with the same income and outgoings, we could help you to get rid of your home mortgage faster. The key to this is where you put your surplus. […]

What is your insurance worth?

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What you need / What to look out for. Australians often spend all their time worrying about securing the best mortgage when buying their first home but don’t pay too much attention to what insurance they really need. Louise Goldsbury investigates. When purchasing property and seeking out the best deal on a mortgage, many buyers […]

Financial Fitness for the over 40s

July 10, 2011 by  
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Keeping healthy – it’s something most of us aspire to. We’re constantly told how to keep a healthy body, a healthy mind, even how to maintain healthy relationships. But just how healthy are our finances? The Financial Planning Association has supplied this financial health checklist to help keep you fiscally fit through the different stages […]