Articles by 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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After almost 20 years of interacting with investors (and potential investors) on a daily basis, I’ve noticed some common themes that prevent investors from achieving their potential. If you can avoid all three, you are almost guaranteed to achieve financial security. Whilst some of these matters seem relatively simple, you should not let their simplicity…

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When it comes to building wealth, the truth is that relatively unremarkable actions completed consistently over many years (and decades) produce remarkable results. But because these actions appear unremarkable, people tend to overlook their importance. Also, sometimes, people are tempted to undertake intense and often risky “investments” as a shortcut to make up for past inaction. Unfortunately,…

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Twenty-three-year-old, Ashleigh Petrie nominated her mother as the sole beneficiary of her super. However, Ashleigh’s 63-year-old fiancé was successful in claiming her full super balance after she died in a car accident. Ashleigh was in a relationship with her fiancé, Rodney Higgins for only 7 months (living together for four of them). This story highlights…

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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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I started ProSolution almost 20 years ago and if there’s been one common theme over that time, it is how “expensive” property is. This theme can be expressed in many ways such as predictions of property market crashes, housing affordability “crisis”, comparison of Australian property prices to other parts of the world, and so forth….

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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 that one good decision will. That’s because good decisions are a compounding asset. Our lives are a sum total of the choices we have made…

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My professional life has been all about “the numbers” for more than two decades! So, as an accountant and financial advisor, it pains me to say that numbers are not always right! Numbers are factual, verifiable, logical and the ‘robustness’ gives me a lot of confidence. However, when it comes to investing in property, a…

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