Under the microscope: cutting back your expenses

When it comes to paying off your mortgage, many of us are in the dark as to where we should be making significant savings. A good place to start? Cutting down on ‘micro-transactions’.

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More guidance and education needed for buying a house

Property owners and prospective first home buyers are increasingly in need of clear guidance on home lending as the housing markets in Melbourne and Sydney begin to cool, says the Housing Industry Association.

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Renovation and Maintenance Tips for your Investment Properties

Here’s a quick 10 tips to help with renovation and maintenance for your Investment Properties. Updating and renovating your investment property may seem daunting, but if you select wisely you can get a big bang for your buck. 1. Try to use the same colour paint in all your properties. As a result this will…

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Improve Your Property Investment Financials

Often when we receive the financials for our Investment Properties we don’t take the time to look through them as thoroughly as we should. Here are 8 ways to consider that you can help you improve your Property Investment Financials:  1.  Have your loan structure compared and determine whether changing will help with your monthly…

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4 Ways to Tackle Property Investment Fears

Fear can hold you back, but learning how to conquer fear is the best way to move forward. Investing in properties is the same as any other new venture in your life. There are lots of fears that once conquered will propel you forward. Here’s a few tips to tackle those Property Investment fears: Be in…

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7 Tips to Find the Perfect Investment Property

There are lots of important things to take into account when buying an Investment Property. Here’s a list of our top 7 tips to help you find the perfect Investment Property: 1 # Check out the areaThe surrounding properties will affect your property value good or bad, and the area will directly affect your rental rates…

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A smooth sailing guide to dealing with memory loss and finance

It’s an unfortunate fact of life: as you grow older, your memory is likely to fade. While you’ll probably be forgiven for forgetting the odd anniversary, the stakes are much higher when it comes to keeping track of your finances.

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Done your tax return yet? Time to get cracking

Just like a Melbourne Cup winner tearing down the outside, the October 31 tax deadline can quickly rush up on you. As the Australian Tax Office can fine those who fail to get theirs in on time, it might be time to get cracking.

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Six ways to ride through financial stress

Sticking to a financial plan – such as paying off a mortgage – can be a long journey that’s punctuated by high highs and low lows. Here are some tips to get you through the tougher times.

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‘Budget’ shouldn’t be a dirty word. Here’s why you need one

While creating a budget isn’t exactly pig-in-the-mud kind of fun, following a few simple steps can have you laughing all the way to the bank.

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