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25 Personal Finance Habits Everyone Should Know
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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…

4 common questions I’m asked about today’s property markets and some answers you can use right now!
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With so many mixed messages currently surrounding property I thought I should give you some insights based my 40+  years of experience in property and having built what some would suggest is a very substantial property portfolio. If you’re reading what I’m reading in the media some are saying we’re in for a few more…

Do you really understand what productive debt is?
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Do you know the difference between productive and unproductive debt? In my experience, too many people have too much unproductive debt, and not enough debt that actually works for them productively to increase their wealth over time. The debt equation  I had a conversation with someone recently who was considering paying off their home loan…

Rentvesting - Paving the way to prosperity
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More new homeowners are rejecting yesterday’s sentiment of owning their own castle, and buying investment properties before their own home instead. Driven by affordability and smart financial forecasting, Australians are investing as they’re starting to see the benefit of owning rental properties as a strategic move up the property ladder. In 2016, a Mortgage Choice…

What does it really cost to own an "investment grade" property
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We all know that holding a high growth property with a reasonable mortgage will have you out of pocket. That’s because high growth properties tend to have low rental yields. Well I was recently given a challenge. Last year the editor of Money Magazine asked me to write an article for their annual property special edition….

Here's the big difference between the rich and the average Australian
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What the big secret why the rich are rich? Many have studied this topic and written about it. Napoleon Hill wrote about the “16 laws of success” after studying wealthy people for 20 years in his  classic book published in 1937, “Think and Grow Rich,”  Tom Corley studied the rich and the poor for 5…

Beware of the new breed of property experts
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It seems we have become a nation of “experts.” Just check your inbox or turn on the television and there they are.  Experts on politics who have never run a business, let alone a country Experts on football, even though they couldn’t run from one side of the field to the other. Experts on celebrity…

5 home expenses renters don’t pay
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First-time property buyers sometimes forget that the purchase price is not the end of their home ownership financial outgoings. There are a number of expenses that will continue for as long as you own the property ­ – and even after the mortgage is one day paid off. So, if you’re in the market for…

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