Articles by Pete Wargent

Pete Wargent

Pete Wargent is a Chartered Accountant, Chartered Secretary and has a Financial Planning Diploma. He’s achieved financial freedom at the age of 33 - as detailed in his book ‘Get a Financial Grip – A Simple Plan for Financial Freedom’. Pete now manages his investment portfolio, travels and works as a consultant in the finance industry from time to time. Visit his blog


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5 great habits property investors can learn from Warren Buffett

In a recent blog post I listed the 23 winning investment habits of Warren Buffett and George Soros as identified in his excellent book by Mark Tier.  Although in many respects equities and real estate present very different challenges. In today’s blog I’ll take a brief look at what parallels property investors might be able…

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Households never wealthier as net worth passes $9 trillion

Record wealth Contrary to mischievous reports of declining living standards, household net worth blazed past a record $9 trillion the September quarter to an fresh high of $9,061.7 billion. Of course, people like to argue that we aren’t getting better off on a per capita basis, particularly those that don’t like immigration, like Dick Smith….

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This is why Melbourne’s property market is so strong

Melbourne population explodes It’s more than three years now since I first started writing about a looming oversupply of apartments in the capital cities at and by 2014, I’d even started quietly hyperventilating about the coming high rise bust. Seemingly everyone now at last knows that there is an oversupply in the post. The Reserve Bank…