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State by state housing market update | Chart Pack October 2018
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State by state housing market update | Chart Pack October 2018

It’s time for our monthly whip around the Australian property markets, and yes prices have fallen a little further.  As you can see from the figures below, combined city capital prices dwelling values fell slipped a mere 2.7% over the last 12 months according to CoreLogic, This is hardly a “crash” and the rate of decline is…

11 Powerful Bruce Lee Quotes
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11 Powerful Bruce Lee Quotes

Bruce Lee showed us that strength isn’t determined by the size of the man; strength is determined by a man’s determination, dedication, motivation, and fearlessness. His lightning speed and strength amazed us and made him the most popular martial artist of all time. Bruce Lee’s words of wisdom made him larger than life. Here are…

Four things money can’t buy
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Four things money can’t buy

I’ve often said that any problem money can solve isn’t a problem – it’s just a question of how motivated you are to find the funds and get it sorted. But there are lots of things that money can’t buy, and when we’re so focused on those dollar signs we can find ourselves missing out…

Not realising the importance of location | Common Investor Mistakes [Video]
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Not realising the importance of location | Common Investor Mistakes [Video]

The more you know about the most common mistakes that investors make, the better your likelihood of building lasting wealth. In this series of short videos, Ahamad Imam and I discuss the common mistakes I’ve seen investors make. Today we discuss the importance of location, because not all land is created equal. Watch today’s video…

You rarely see psychology discussed alongside business and investment, but I believe that psychology is foundational to entrepreneurial success. Your mindset matters when it comes to achievement. In today’s episode, I’m going to chat with Pete Wargent and discuss his 6 rules for wealth creation. Some of them may surprise you. 6 Rules for Wealth…

Believe it or not - 386,000 mortgage holders have no real equity in their homes
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Believe it or not – 386,000 mortgage holders have no real equity in their homes

Although the majority of Australians with a mortgage have considerable equity in their home, new research from Roy Morgan shows that 8.9% (386,000) of mortgage holders in Australia have been identified as having little or no real equity in their home. This is an increase from 8.0% twelve months ago.  This is based on the…

The 17 steps to financial freedom through property investment
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The 17 steps to financial freedom through property investment

Achieving financial freedom is a goal for most people. Unfortunately, the reality is that not many people will achieve it.  So what is financial freedom? There are lots of definitions but I like the one from T Harv Eker ” Financial freedom is simple: it is the ability to live the lifestyle you desire without…

What can tennis teach us about succeeding in the property markets?
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What can tennis teach us about succeeding in the property markets?

Dr. Simon Ramo, a legendary American engineer wrote a book in 1970 about, of all things, tennis, titled Extraordinary Tennis for the Ordinary Player. The engineer in him noticed that the game of tennis involves two games – one is played at the professional level and the other is played at the weekend warrior level….

10 smart money quotes to start your week
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10 smart money quotes to start your week

Yes it’s Monday morning again – the beginning of another week. We all know money isn’t the mos important thing in the world, but without it life sure is that little bit harder. So here’s 10 smart saying about money to inspire you: 1. When everyone rushes to one side of the boat, head to…

The number one wealth secret
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The number one wealth secret

Want to know the number one secret that the wealthy use to become rich? I’ll share that in a minute, but first let me ask you…given a choice, which of the following would you prefer? One cent that doubles every day for 30 days, or $1,000,000 In my opinion, most people would likely choose $1,000,000….