6 Tips To Pay Off Your Mortgage Faster

Anyone who has ever had a mortgage will confess to you how they would love to settle them before the loan term is up. Paying off a 30-year loan term is quite rightly a daunting task in every respect. Fortunately, there are ways in which you can slash it to almost half by adopting a […]

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How to Buy And Sell Shares

How to Buy And Sell Shares The most common way to buy and sell shares is on the share market using a broker or broking service. You can also buy shares through a prospectus when they are first put on the market or indirectly through a managed fund. Another way to buy shares is through an […]

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Why Invest in a Managed Fund

Why Invest in a Managed Fund? Managed investments, popularly referred to as managed funds, are investments which allow investors to pool their money with that of many other investors in order to access a broad range of investments managed by a professional team. There are a number of reasons why managed funds make attractive investments. […]

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Home Equity Loans Explained – Unlocking the Investment Value of Your Home

If you’ve owned your own home for several years, the chances are that your property has increased in value at the same time that your mortgage has reduced.  This equity in your home can be a potential gold mine because you can borrow against it to invest, allowing you to harness your home’s financial potential.  […]

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Property Investment Strategy: Renting Can Help You Afford Your Own Home Sooner in Australia

Most people in Australia believe the old saying “rent money is dead money”, but as you’ll see in this article on renting and property investing, this isn’t necessarily true.  If you’re smart about it, renting in your younger years can be a great financial planning strategy to help you own your own home sooner.  Don’t […]

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How to Invest Overseas

The Australian sharemarket makes up less than 3% of the world’s sharemarkets.  So, if you’re only invested into Aussie shares, you could be missing the opportunities of international markets such as in Asia, Europe and the US.  In addition, many industries are under-represented (or not represented) in Australia, which can limit your exposure to these […]

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The Rise and Rise of the Australian Dollar

Since the Australian dollar replaced the pound in 1966, it has had more ups and downs that a rollercoaster.  In 1968 the Australian dollar was linked to the US dollar at an official rate of $1.00 AUD to $1.12 USD.  Since then, the Australian dollar has never matched or exceeded the USD.  Back in 2001, […]

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Investing for children

New parents and grandparents often wish to save for their child or grandchild’s future.  Saving and investing on a child’s behalf can be a great way of securing their future.  Unfortunately, investing for a child is often far from simple, bringing with it a myriad of tax and other considerations.  You will need to decide […]

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