How wealthy people stay rich
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8 ways wealthy people stay rich (and get richer)

- August 5, 2021 3 MIN READ

Wealthy people know that there’s a difference between having a lot of money and being truly well off.  Paul Sullivan, author of The Thin Green Line: The Money Secrets of the Super Wealthy, puts it concisely: wealthy people don’t just have money, they know how to protect and grow their wealth as well.  This security… Read more »

How much should you spend on a home renovation
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How much should you spend on a home renovation?

- August 2, 2021 4 MIN READ

There are many factors that determine how much you can or should spend on a home renovation. University of Canberra researcher Gregory Mowle wants you to answer these questions. By Gregory Mowle, University of Canberra Home renovation has long been something of a national sport for many Australians, but community demand for home fix-ups has… Read more »

Financial family planning
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5 steps to good financial family planning

- July 28, 2021 3 MIN READ

Financial family planning is perhaps the less ‘sexy’ side of starting a family, but it’s really critical if you want to raise a happy one. Your life changes in a big way when you have kids. Sleep becomes a luxury, diapers a daily ritual and seeing your children grow each day gives you more joy… Read more »

Safeguard your property
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The best ways to safeguard your property

- July 28, 2021 4 MIN READ

When you buy a home it’s crucial to do whatever’s possible to safeguard your property. There are both physical and financial steps to take to ensure you’re protecting your investment. Here are five big ones to cover off to make sure everything is, well, as safe as houses. Get the best mortgage deal It goes… Read more »

Is it cheaper to rent or buy
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Is it cheaper to rent or buy property?

- July 27, 2021 3 MIN READ

It is one of the age-old questions asked by property buyers. In a particular area, is it cheaper to rent or buy? Property analysts CoreLogic has come up with the answer. Servicing a mortgage is now cheaper than paying rent on 36.3 per cent of Australian properties. Which means for 64 per cent of properties… Read more »

Build you emergency money stash
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5 steps to build your emergency money stash

- July 26, 2021 3 MIN READ

The word stash implies something naughty and hidden away from prying eyes, but there’s everything right about stockpiling surplus cash for genuine money emergencies. Like any good stash, it should be secure – in a savings account, not a jam jar – and shouldn’t be too easy to raid or liberate without a second thought.… Read more »

Don't be a dodgy landlord
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6 ways to avoid being a dodgy landlord

- July 20, 2021 3 MIN READ

A few years of stellar returns has convinced many people that investing in property is a sure thing. Just buy a reasonable place in a suburb close to a capital city, then sit back and watch capital gains accumulate… or so the thinking goes. But before you start counting your money, we should warn you… Read more »