Articles by Stuart Wemyss

Stuart Wemyss

Stuart was a Chartered Accountant before establishing mortgage broking firm ProSolution Private Clients. He has authored two books and shares his experience with readers of Property Update. Visit www.prosolution.com.au


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The goal for most investors is to accumulate enough wealth so your investment assets generate sufficient passive income to meet living expenses.  If this happens, it is no longer necessary for you to work for an income and you then have complete discretion over what you do with your time. Wouldn’t that be wonderful! However,…

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Tax isn’t necessarily a bad thing. If you’re paying tax, it means that you are making money (income or capital gains). But of course, there’s no need to pay any more than you legally have to. I discuss our common-sense approach to saving tax below. Minimising risk is often more important than saving tax It…

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A common question people ask is, “can property prices continue to rise at the same rate which they have over the past 3 to 4 decades?” The short answer is no, they cannot. Mathematically, this is unlikely to occur as incomes are not rising at the same pace. I came across the interesting graphic/visualisation (below)…

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Almost everyone is predicting that property prices will surge higher this year. In fact, the newspapers are already full of stories about properties selling well above reserves. Low stock levels are partly responsible for the currently exuberant property market. That exuberance might cool as more stock becomes available. But the RBA and the government do…

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It is alleged that Sydney-based financial advisor, Melissa Caddick stole $25 million from her clients. She has recently gone “missing”, leaving a trail of disaster for her clients and family members. Many con artists are very cunning and go to great lengths to conceal their wrongdoings. But there are a few simple steps you can take which…

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It is generally an accepted investment principal that diversification can reduce your risk and improve investment returns. The common vernacular is, spread your eggs amongst various baskets. I would agree with this principle, so long as it doesn’t result in deterioration of investment asset quality. Sometimes property investors should not diversify. That’s because the quality…

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One good financial decision will have positive consequences. But five good decisions in a row will be life changing. It will create a lot more than five times the positive outcomes than one good decision will. That’s because good decisions are a compounding asset. Our lives are a sum total of the choices we have…

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