How Many Properties Do You Need to Retire?

If you are relying on using income for investment properties as a retirement plan then it may not be in your best interest to acquire as many assets as you can possibly afford. Times have changed: property taxes are higher and renters are more unreliable. This then begs the question:…

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What's Your Company Culture Say About You?

Whether it’s created organically through expansion and hiring staff, or it’s a major part of the company’s genetic makeup, corporate culture can be the difference between reaching success in business, or not. IBM’s Louis Gerstner put it well when he said: “I came to see, in my time at IBM,…

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You Are Wasting Money Each Week – Here's How To Stop!

Tax time is a confronting time of the year for a lot of people who do their sums, realise what they earnt for the year and then wonder how on Earth they spent all that money? Ever wondered where all of your money actually went? Well don’t beat yourself up…

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Smart Money Habits to Teach Your Kids

Smart money habits aren’t formed overnight. But you can teach your kids valuable attitudes toward money while they’re still young. Take a look at the following pointers: Encourage children to do odd jobs around the house to earn pocket money Kids may not understand clearly what it means to earn…

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The Start-Up Cycle – How To Survive It

You have an idea. A great idea. It keeps you awake at night and it’s all you can think about. For the next few months you put all of your blood, sweat, fears and tears into this new project and you’re sure you’re about to set the world on fire…

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Million-dollar Suburbs On The Rise In Australia

The issue of housing affordability might be further in question, after figures released from Core Logic RP Data to June 2016 show there were 613 suburbs across the nation that had a median value of at least $1 million, which is up by 29 per cent over the year. In…

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Aussie Entrepreneurs Growing Faster Than Global Average

More than 60 per cent of entrepreneurs in Australia are expecting to hire more staff this year, a figure which is up 31 per cent on last year according to a new survey of almost 2700 entrepreneurs around the world by EY. In fact, the EY Global Job Creation Survey…

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Home Loan – Make The Most Of Low Interest Rates

Headlines about interest rates are in the news all the time partly because the cash rate is at the lowest levels ever seen before, but also because banks and lending institutions are getting more competitive with their home loan rates. This environment has sparked a wave of refinancing, where people…

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Survey Says It's A Good Time To Buy Property

With interest rates at a historically low level buying property has never seemed so attractive. But is it a good idea and how exactly do you know when the time is right? The old adage ‘it’s time in the market, not timing the market’ might always ring true, but when it…

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Having A Work-Life Balance; Myth or Reality?

“I don’t look at work as work and play as play; to me they are the same thing. If a new business opportunity or project doesn’t excite me and if it’s not something with which I can have a lot of seriously creative fun, then I’d rather pass on it…

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