Kochie’s 11 Step Money Plan For A Better Life: This Really Made My Day

During the week I received this email from a reader. I’ve masked a couple of the companies to maintain privacy. I love hearing stories like this. Thank you. Hi Kochie, I really felt I should send you an email to thank you for all your help!  My mother-in-law gave me your book at Christmas time…

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Top money tools for kids

One of the most important life skills you can pass on to your child is good money habits. To make it easier for parents there are a bunch of terrific tools available to use. Here are two tools you might want to consider…

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Kochie’s weekly market update: Property trends, how ATO is tracking your AirBnb income

Hey gang, get up to speed on this week’s financial trends with my market updates.  Thankfully global sharemarkets have flattened out compared with the rollercoaster of the previous week. We should keep an eye on the American sharemarket tonight because the latest round of US-China trade talks are expected to be completed. Property Is All…

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What to do with a home deposit if you won’t buy

According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics, a typical 25-34-year-old has close to $22,000 sitting in the bank and 35-44 year-olds have close to $30,000 sitting in the bank. But if the money isn’t going to be used for a home loan deposit anymore, you should consider getting it out of the bank and make…

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Strategies to Cope With Volatile Sharemarkets

Understanding the emotion of the markets is just as important as getting a handle on the fundamentals. Here are my top strategies to cope with volatile sharemarkets: Don’t panic Stay calm. Get some good sound advice from a stockbroker, financial planner or wise investment savvy friend or relative. Never forget markets are simply a collection…

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Your weekly market update: Property trends, how money has never been cheaper and more

Hey gang, get up to speed on this week’s financial trends with my market updates.  First of all, this has been a crazy, crazy week. It started beautifully with the last day of September showing the Australian sharemarket had risen 1.7 per cent in the September quarter (despite the 4 per cent loss in August)…

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Ask Kochie: All your Single Touch Payroll questions answered by David Koch and Matthew Prouse

This was an important week for the Single Touch Payroll initiative – by September 30, 80% of small business employers were to digitally start reporting their payroll to the ATO. And that’s why this time, in his weekly Facebook Live session, David Koch was joined by Xero’s Head of Industry, Matthew Prouse. Together, they answered…

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Six ways to manage mounting debt

For most Australians, the home mortgage, car loan and credit card debt are the three areas where most over-commitment occurs. If you find yourself in this situation, there is a way to manage it, but it’s important to speak up and ask for help.  With the help of counsellors and government consumer affairs officers we’ve…

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Birth Beat: educating and empowering expectant parents

“My dream is to educate and empower all expecting parents and care providers, regardless of location, education, background or gender,” says Edwina Sharrock, founder of Birth Beat, a Tamworth based startup whose mission is to provide a better birth experience for all. “The experience of childbirth is foundational for a family and improving birth experiences and…

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Quick tips to improve cash flow and manage your money as a couple

While global surveys show Australians have never been wealthier and our household finances are in the best shape for years. If that’s the case, why is it so hard to make ends meet? Retirees and families are feeling the pinch because while their assets (superannuation and property) have been rising in value, interest rates are…

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Your weekly market update: Federal budget and property trends

Hey gang, get up to speed on this week’s financial trends with my market updates.  This Week’s Economic Pulse – The Federal Budget is effectively balanced. The deficit for the 12 months to May 2019 was just $148 million…well below the full-year estimate of $4.2 billion made at the time of the April 2019 budget. According…

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How are your parents’ finances?

It’s a funny thing when you realise that your parents are old. It makes you reflect on their...

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Make Money Fast

7 ways to make extra money… fast   Everyone has a moment of financial desperation. An unexpected big...

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