Today I’m going to do something a little bit different; I’m going to give you some insights into what makes me tick. Maybe you’ll learn something useful from it, maybe you won’t. You see… Recently a prospective client asked me: “Michael now that your candles cost more than your birthday cake why are you still…
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Did you know that over 60% of Australian households own a pet? Now what’s also interesting is that many landlords and managing agents to have a ‘no pets’ policy on rental tenancies. Perhaps it’s because they think it’s easier to manage a property without pets, or they believe pets might cause damage, but I’ve always been…
If you’re like me your parents taught you not to take on debt. You were probably taught something like this: get a good education, get a good job, get married, buy a home and pay it off. And you were told not to take on debt – not to buy things you couldn’t afford.
I hope you enjoyed your weekend. Here are 20 great quotes to give you a little push and inspiration for your week:
I just saw some interesting graphs on Australian home ownership rates by Saul Eslake, Chief Economist Merrill Lynch. As you can see despite substantially lower interest rates since 1991 home ownership rates have fallen a little in almost every age bracket:
In a recent economic commentary Dr Shane Oliver, Head of Investment Strategy and Chief Economist at AMP Capital says the low investment yields from most major asset classes mean the medium term return outlook remains constrained. Here’s what he had to say:
One of my favourite columnists is Morgan Housel from Motley Fool. He recently wrote a great blog confirming what we all already know – that when it comes to money and finance most of us thing irrationally. What do I mean? Well here’s what he said:
There are more interesting articles, commentaries and analyst reports on the Web every week than anyone could read in a month. Each Saturday morning I like to share some of the ones I’ve read during the week. Enjoy your weekend…and please forward to your friends by clicking a social link buttons on the left.
It’s that time of the month again and the Reserve Bank is tipped to keep the cash rate at 2.50 percent when it meets on Tuesday. However while the finder.com.au monthly Reserve Bank Survey of 25 leading experts all expect no change to the cash rate, 24 experts predict rates will rise next year. While…