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5 reasons why you'll forever be in debt
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5 reasons why you’ll forever be in debt

The thing about getting into debt is that anyone can do it! The hard part, of course, is getting out of debt. In fact, many people struggle with even admitting they’re in debt in the first place and bounce from one pay to the next struggling to keep their head above financial water. There are…

Warning: Past performance is not a reliable indicator of future performance… or should it be?
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Warning: Past performance is not a reliable indicator of future performance… or should it be?

I was listening to an ad on the radio this week and at the end the advertiser read the following disclaimer: “past performance is not a reliable indicator of future performance”. The government (ASIC) requires businesses to state this disclaimer whenever past investment returns are quoted, so that investors are forewarned that history might not…

Average capital gain a quarter of a million
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Average capital gain a quarter of a million

In his column for Switzer, John McGrath analyses the latest Pain & Gain report form CorleLogic. Here’s what he had to say: CoreLogic’s latest Pain and Gain Report shows nine out of 10 homes re-sold during the September 2016 quarter were sold at a higher price than their original purchase price, with an average gross capital gain of…

8 Traits You Need to Be Successful (Intelligence Isn't One of Them) [Infographic]
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8 Traits You Need to Be Successful (Intelligence Isn’t One of Them) [Infographic]

Want to be successful? Worried that maybe you’re not smart enough? Well… research has found that while intelligence is a significant factor in predicting success, it’s certainly not the only — or even the most important — one. Personality traits are more accurate predictors of success than actual intelligence levels as the following infographic shows. So,…

Rising consumer confidence good for property
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Rising consumer confidence good for property

ANZ-Roy Morgan Australian Consumer Confidence jumped sharply (up 4.7%) this week following a disappointing performance the previous week (down 2.3%). The increase in confidence was broadly based with all five sub-indices posting gains.   Households’ views of current finances rose a sharp 9.3% in the week ending 26 February, more than reversing last week’s 7.5%…

Retiring the Idea of Retirement
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Retiring the Idea of Retirement

The concept of retirement, as we understand it today, is completely outdated.  Wait a minute, did I say completely outdated? I mean completely, ridiculously, totally, absurdly outdated. It wasn’t a good idea when Otto Von Bismarck, the chancellor of Germany, cooked it up, and it’s certainly not a good idea now. In 1881, Bismarck designed a…

Some great quotes from Robert Kiyosaki
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Some great quotes from Robert Kiyosaki

 Many investors I know got started by reading one of Robert Kiyosaki’s books. I know I learned a lot from him. While his property investment concepts don’t necessarily translate well to Australia, there are many other financial lessons I learned from him years ago. I also enjoy reading Kiyosaki’s quotes. Here are some of my…

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