Do you need an Emergency Fund?

What is an emergency fund? An emergency fund is money you’ve set aside – either in one lump sum or slowly over time – to help you in a situation where you need immediate access to money you might not have had otherwise. Say you needed to get your wisdom teeth pulled and found out it was going to cost you $3,000 since you don’t have health insurance. Building up an emergency savings fund can help offset some or all of this cost, so you don’t have to wallow in pain for all eternity (this may or may not have […]

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Developing Your Property Investment Strategy

You want to buy an investment property, so where do you begin? If we had a dollar for every time someone asked us how to start, we would be billionaires and not just millionaires by now. So the intention here is to give you a starting point to help you on your way. Because everyone’s circumstances are different, it’s important to develop your own personal investment strategy. Developing your own investment strategy will set a direction for you to move forward in creating wealth and will also help you focus your searches on properties that fit your investment strategy. When […]

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5 Ways To Climb Your Way To Owning Multiple Properties

Investing in property is one of the top ways Australians choose to build their wealth. Residential investments in Australia account for 35% of all housing finance. However, building a sizable property investment portfolio does not happen overnight. If your aim is to own more than one property, then these five tips will get you started on climbing the property ladder.  1. One property at a time Investing in property costs a lot of money. After doing your market on a property that is situated in a good growth area that has promising projectiles for your properties value, you focus on […]

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Why pay the ATO $10,000 when you don’t have to!

Here’s how to Reduce Tax!! Case Study: A wage earner on $87,000/yr will pay $19,822 in tax according to the ATO tax scales for 2017/18. If this wage earner releases the equity to buy an investment and claims all the allowable tax deductions including depreciation on buildings and plant & equipment, then they may be able to reduce their tax in excess of $10,000/yr. Obviously, every situation is different & you are advised to seek professional financial guidance. If you own a home worth $450,000 and owe $250,000 at present, you could release $110,000 to purchase an investment property worth […]

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Which restaurant would you prefer to dine in when YOU reach retirement???

With more & more people living longer, retirement planning is becoming critical to ensure your funds last for 25 years in retirement.         If you have planned your retirement, then you will most likely be financially secure during this phase of your life. However, if you failed to plan for your retirement, then you will have significant issues ahead Let’s look at 2 examples of couples at age 67 about to retire!!! Planned for retirement They own their own home – no mortgage or rent to pay $550,000 is super Own 3 investment properties – positive cash […]

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