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12 Online tools and apps for entrepreneurs to succeed in life and business
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12 Online tools and apps for entrepreneurs to succeed in life and business

Most entrepreneurs set off on their own, in order to pursue their dreams and create a more fulfilling life for themselves says… Gloria Kopp And, when you’re an entrepreneur, many times your work and life can easily become intertwined, buttressing one another and providing motivation to succeed. For an entrepreneur, success in business typically reflects…

The Many Homes of 7 Famous People [Infographic]
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The Many Homes of 7 Famous People [Infographic]

The homes of the rich and famous have moved beyond a subject of mild curiosity, becoming a genuine part of pop culture. The media has allowed us to get a peek behind the (usually) closed doors, providing inspiration for our own homes – or items to add to our wish lists. But there’s often an…

Airbnb: who’s in, who’s out, and what this tells us about rental impacts in Sydney and Melbourne
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Airbnb: who’s in, who’s out, and what this tells us about rental impacts in Sydney and Melbourne

The patterns of Airbnb listings in Australia’s biggest cities suggest impacts on rental housing are likely to be biggest in high-end areas that appeal to tourists – low-income areas are less affected, writes… Tooran Alizadeh, University of Sydney; Reza Farid, Griffith University, and Somwrita Sarkar, University of Sydney  The rapid growth of the giant online…

Australia’s foreign real estate investment boom looks to be over. Here are five things we learned
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Australia’s foreign real estate investment boom looks to be over. Here are five things we learned

Foreign investment in Australian property has plummeted by more than half, signalling an apparent end to the China-fuelled real estate frenzy –  along the way we learned some useful lessons about boom and bust, writes… Dallas Rogers, University of Sydney Australia’s Foreign Investment Review Board (FIRB) reported this week that foreign residential real estate approvals…

Master The Comeback
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Master The Comeback

Here are a number of famous names, if you know what they all have in common, you’ll get a prize: Taylor Barnum, Henry John Heinz, Frank Baum, Mark Twain, Henry Ford, Walt Disney, Milton Suavely Hershey, Donald Trump, Larry King, Charles Goodyear, and Wayne Newton… Keep them in mind throughout this article. Have you ever…

Housing costs are actually the same as in 1993, but renters still struggle
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Housing costs are actually the same as in 1993, but renters still struggle

Even though house prices have risen substantially over recent decades, housing affordability for those with mortgages or own their houses outright hasn’t worsened, writes… Ben Phillips, Australian National University Even though house prices have risen substantially over recent decades, housing costs as a share of income have barely shifted in over 20 years.   Costs relative…

An additional 21 great investment quotes
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An additional 21 great investment quotes

There’s no doubt that investing can be frustrating and depressing at times. Particularly if you don’t understand how markets work and don’t have the right mindset.  However, in a recent Oliver’s Insight, Dr. Shane Oliver, Head of Investment Strategy and Chief Economist at AMP Capital, explains the good news is that the basics of investing are…

Why we can’t just throw more regulation at the ethical issues raised by the banking royal commission
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Why we can’t just throw more regulation at the ethical issues raised by the banking royal commission

While codes of conduct in banking may help, the tsunami of financial regulation over the past few decades has swept aside much of the sense of personal accountability, writes… Anthony Asher, UNSW The Financial Services Royal Commission hearings are illustrating both the weaknesses of human nature and of the culture and structure of the financial…