By Mai Bantog Patience is a virtue when it comes to saving up for retirement. A lot of people do not see ‘retirement’ as a priority during their younger years, because the rewards are not immediate. But as you age, it becomes clear that it actually pays to start young when building your retirement fund. […]
Tax time is almost upon us! To maximise the amount of money you get back in your pocket come July 1, what exactly can you claim as an investor – and what claims could get you in trouble with the tax man? What you can claim: Mortgage interest The biggest cost related to your investment […]
Applying for a home loan it can be a time consuming process, made all the more stressful if you’re thinking: I don’t know where to buy investment propertynin the first place, let alone whether I can afford it?! It takes due diligence and plenty of research to help you decide exactly where to buy investment […]
If you’re wondering where interest rates are headed in 2017, you’re not the only one: mortgage holders across Australia are grappling with the same conundrum. It’s unclear whether borrowers should fix while interest rates still have a 4 in front of them, or take a punt on the variable market, which could stay flat, drop […]
The Australian Stock Exchange has a huge question mark hanging over it to many people, as it seems a mysterious vehicle for creating wealth for those who don’t know how to profit from it. For this reason, many people start investing in property before they begin gaining an understanding of how share investing works. Bricks and […]
Online shopping is one of the internet’s greatest gifts, yet it also happens to be every shopaholic’s curse. It just makes it so irresistible to shop, even though it’s already your fifth nude lipstick with just a bit of a warm undertone and you really don’t need another one at all… If online shopping is […]
Keen to cut your annual power bill to just $10 a week, or $500 per year? It may sound impossible – but with the new, innovative sustainable technologies hitting the market, this type of energy bill may be a reality in the near future. Homeowners and renters alike are always looking for energy efficiency options, […]
A staggering 60% of Australian women in a relationship, or three in five, are leaving themselves vulnerable to the risk of ‘financial abuse’ by not ensuring their own financial independence, a new study has revealed.Research from CoreData’s Female Financial Abuse, which surveyed 801 women nationally, found that 60.5% of women in a relationship do not have a single asset of their own, held separately from their partner, in their own name.