JDL Strategies

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 too much, it appears this…

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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 money. You can introduce them…

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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 and make the money of…

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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 fact, the number of suburbs…

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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 2016 also revealed that 47…

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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 are choosing to leave their…

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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 comes to consumer confidence the…

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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 and move right along. Life’s…

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RBA Holds Cash Rate: Now Is Best Time to Reduce Debt

In its second meeting for the year, the Reserve Bank of Australia has kept the interest rate at 2%, which hasn’t moved since May last year. What are the possible implications of the historic low rate, particularly for property investors? Slower Pace but Still Growing The RBA’s latest move was widely expected by many economists…

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Slow But Steady: Housing Values to Grow

Doomsayers have it all wrong — there is no housing bubble across Australia and a market crash is highly unlikely This is according to statistics by the CoreLogic-Moody’s Analytics Australian Forecast Home Value Index which indicated slow and steady home values growth over the next two years. Positive Outlook International economists stirred up a storm…

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