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Michael is a director of Metropole Property Strategists who help their clients grow, protect and pass on their wealth through independent, unbiased property advice and advocacy. He's once again been voted Australia's leading property investment adviser and his opinions are regularly featured in the media. Visit Metropole.com.au


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….

Have a look at some of the world's most impressive office buildings [infographic]
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Have a look at some of the world’s most impressive office buildings [infographic]

When many people think about office buildings, they think of boring structures to be endured rather than enjoyed.  Yet across the world there are some amazing buildings with innovative designs. Although each of these structures look very different, they share a common thread of innovation and precision. And each adds a sense of art to…

10 things you need to know before tackling a renovation project
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10 things you need to know before tackling a renovation project

Have you watched too many episodes of popular television shows like The Block?  Feeling inspired to take a run down wreck and make it new again? It all looks so simple and glamorous, with random ‘beautiful people’ tucking their perfectly styled hair into oddly flattering hardhats. But the reality of a large-scale renovation project is very…

25 Personal Finance Habits Everyone Should Know
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25 Personal Finance Habits Everyone Should Know

Do you want more money? Most Australians do. But for most their problem is not earning more money, it’s keeping the money they’ve earned. What are they doing wrong? Well… usually it’s their bad money habits that let them down, so here’s 25 personal finance tips you should follow: 1. Start with paying better attention…

What would you be doing if money was no object? [infographic]
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What would you be doing if money was no object? [infographic]

If money were no object it is likely that many Australians would be doing something different than the job they are in today. What would you be doing if money were no object? Probably something you love, something you’re passionate about. So why aren’t you doing that now asks Alan Watts (1915-1973) was an English philosopher and writer…

Weekend reads - Must read articles from the last week
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Weekend reads – Must read articles from the last week

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. The weekend will be over before you know it, so enjoy some weekend reading. Australian auction clearance rates remain…

Many property investors and homeowners worry about the value of their property today. But it’s important to take a long-range view and think about what the value of property will be in the future.   In today’s episode, we’ll talk about what may happen to property values over the next 25 years and look back at…

The biggest obstacle to wealth
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The biggest obstacle to wealth

Some time ago I discovered the money secret that separates the wealthy and successful property investors from the average Australian. You see…I found out what the biggest obstacle was that stopped people becoming wealthy. And I would like to share my findings with you today… Over the last 18 years I have been conducting property…

5 Lessons You Must Learn If You Want To Succeed In Life
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5 Lessons You Must Learn If You Want To Succeed In Life

They say the road to success is paved with failures, and speaking from personal experience, I know that’s very true. Abayomi Jegede shared 5 lessons you’ll have to learn before you can become successful. You might have already learned some the hard way, but you still have the chance to learn the others without necessarily…