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CoreLogic, property, property prices, house prices, regional property, property investing, SMSF, superannuation, retirement savings, retirement planning, wealth management
Jun 26 2017

Property prices on upward trajectory in regional areas

Prices for houses and units in regional areas are enjoying a flow-on from the gains seen in big cities and are steadily rising, according to...
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Planning for retirement with a family pet
More than half of Australian households have a pet, but those planning to keep t...
Jun 26 2017
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Why ETFs are ‘more tax efficient’ than other funds
Recent years have seen investors increasingly move into exchange-traded funds (E...
Jun 26 2017
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Property

CoreLogic, property, property prices, house prices, regional property, property investing, SMSF, superannuation, retirement savings, retirement planning, wealth management
Jun 26 2017
Property prices on upward trajectory in regional areas
Prices for houses and units in regional areas are enjoying a flow-on from the gains seen in big citi...
Crowdfunding, equity crowdfunding, property crowdfunding, property investment, fractional property, Arthur Naoumidis, DomaCom,
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Understanding property crowdfunding
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MoneyQuest, Michael Russell, mortgage, mortgage repayments, mortgage advice, home owenrship, home owner, personal debt, high interest debt, debt repayment, savings advice, wealth management
Jun 20 2017
Five tips for managing mortgage repayments
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Podcast

Adele Martin, Phil Tarrant, Alex Whitlock, Retirement planning, financial advice, financial adviser, retirement savings, superannuation,
May 18 2017
Where Aussies go wrong with investing
Award-winning financial planner, Adele Martin, works specifically with investors in their 20s, 30s a...
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How to avoid the dangers of 'safe' investing
Guaranteed returns and investment safe havens are a thing of the past in Australia. By sitting still...
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How this investor built a multi-million dollar portfolio from scratch
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Opinion

Why family trusts are more important than ever for wealth creation
Family trusts are a useful investment vehicle that can be used for a range of different purposes, and the recent tightening of the superannuation rules makes th...
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Looking for alternatives to super? Think philanthropy
Far reaching changes to superannuation from 1 July 2017 will limit the amount that people can contribute to super over a lifetime, thereby limiting the substant...
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Investing in physical gold is not for the faint-hearted. Even gold bugs, that quaint term for investors who love the yellow metal, get it wrong. ...

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Tax

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Retirement

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The cost of renting through your retirement
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Housing downsizing incentives: Are they worth it?
The federal budget’s concessions for retirees choosing to downsize their home, while potentially b...

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Organise electronic transfers early, urges Colonial First State
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