Newbie investor mistakes to avoid
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7 common newbie investor mistakes to avoid

- August 12, 2021 4 MIN READ

Being aware of the most common newbie investor mistakes can save you a ton of emotional energy and financial pain down the track. You’re at a party, and after a few drinks your friend lets it slip they’ve “actually just invested in TechHub Ltd, apparently one of the hottest tech startups in Australia at the… Read more »

Ethical investing means responsibly investing
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What is ethical investing?

- July 27, 2021 2 MIN READ

Ethical investing means investing in companies that demonstrate positive environmental and social impact. It’s about investing according to your morals, ethics and values. Ethical investing allows you to invest in companies that demonstrate a positive environmental and social impact. Investing used to be about identifying companies based on financial returns alone, but over the last… Read more »

Cryptocurrency 101
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Cryptocurrency 101: Getting started

- May 24, 2021 4 MIN READ

What is cryptocurrency? Cryptocurrencies are digital currencies that are encrypted (secured) using encryption methods, also known as cryptography. Bitcoin was the first cryptocurrency, powered by a public ‘ledger’ that records and checks all transactions chronologically. This is known as the blockchain. The success of Bitcoin has led to the creation of a large number of… Read more »

Pay off your mortgage or invest
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Should you pay off your mortgage or invest?

- May 21, 2021 4 MIN READ

The continuing low interest rates has reignited the debate. Should you pay off your mortgage or invest? Mortgage interest rates are now around 3% and likely to go down further, so if you’re living the Australian dream and own your own property, your mortgage repayments could be less of a financial burden now than they once… Read more »

How to decide what to invest in
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How to decide what to invest in

- May 10, 2021 3 MIN READ

On this week’s Your Money & Your Life show, Alec Renehan from Equity Mates Investing Podcast shared his thoughts on how to decide what to invest in. General options include cash investments (such as term deposits), fixed income investments (like bonds), superannuation, P2P lending, cryptocurrency and property, but Renehan’s focus is on the sharemarket. While… Read more »

Getting into the sharemarket
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3 top tips for getting into the sharemarket

- May 6, 2021 2 MIN READ

In this week’s episode of Your Money & Your Life, Bryce Leske from Equity Mates Investing Podcast explained why getting into the sharemarket is achievable for everyone. Watch the segment here and then read on for more information. 1. The sharemarket is for everyone Getting into the sharemarket is easier and more accessible than you… Read more »