Articles by Rita Thomas

is a Property Strategist with an accounting background and over 30 years’ Commercial Banking experience. She is a passionate property investor who enjoys helping her clients create wealth through property investment using Metropole’s strategic approach.
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With our property markets booming, the media is full of stories telling us how the Reserve Bank is going to raise interest rates or APRA is going to intervene to slow down our housing markets. On the other hand, the RBA has stated that it has no intention to raise the cash rate before 2024,…

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Dubbed the “Boomerang Generation” after moving back home during the pandemic, Australia’s adult children have started flying the coop once more. A new, nationally representative Finder survey of 1,015 Australians found that 34% of households had an adult kid living at home during 2020. Yet of those 343 Australians who either lived with their parents…

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The Reserve Bank has today released its January 2021 credit and charge card data, revealing Australia’s spending habits have experienced a post-Christmas slump. Many Australians put their wallets away in January after an expensive holiday season, with the value of credit card transactions down $5.32 million from December, a 22 per cent decrease in original…

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If you’re anything like many people, you probably think your ticket to financial security is just a pay rise away. “If only I earned more money,” you think, “then I could get ahead financially…” But do you remember the last time you got a wage increase? Where has that extra cash gone? We all have…

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The path to creating wealth is different for everyone. Some people get there via strategic property investment, while others achieve financial freedom because of business ownership. While most financially successful people share similarities, they also make sure they don’t make silly mistakes that could damage their finance goals. So, here are five financial mistakes it…

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Fraudsters are targeting Christmas bargain-hunters who have switched to online shopping amid coronavirus, according to Finder. Online shopping fraud has more than doubled in the past 12 months, putting well-meaning Christmas shoppers at risk. Figures from the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission show online shopping fraud is up 111% in October 2020, compared to October…

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