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Investing in property for beginners

Posted by Mark Attard on 2 March 2017
Investing in property for beginners
Don't invest in property before asking yourself these 3 important questions. Have you heard it can be surprisingly low-cost to purchase an investment property ? Well, that's often the case, so why do the majority of Australian property investors stop at just property ? Before you jump in, ask yourself these three questions.
What return do I expect from the property ?
Mistake number one that many people make, is investing in property because they believe it is t...
Posted in: Property Investment Upgrading your Home Retirement Building Wealth Upgrade My Home  

How to retire in style

Posted by Chris Collard on 26 October 2016
How to retire in style
Want to ensure financial sustainability even after your last official paycheck has landed? Whether retirement is a long way off or right around the corner, it's important to have a plan so that you can enjoy the retirement of your dreams. But where should you start? With so many options and information out there about retirement planning, it's easy to feel overwhelmed. This article helps demystify the process and breaks down the top considerations you should make when plann...
Posted in: Smart Money Management Retirement Building Wealth  

How to retire in your 30s

Posted by Mark Attard on 26 October 2016
How to retire in your 30s
Two key financial steps to get right early plus, a guide to how much you will actually need to save for an early retirement. Attention millennials: the information below is not just about being frugal. After all, life is meant for living, right? Instead, this blog is about having a plan to reduce your debt and build your wealth so that you can work towards retiring in your 30s. Put it this way, if you start taking some simple steps now to get your personal finances in order, th...
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Should I feel guilty about spending the kids' inheritance money?

Posted by Chris Collard on 27 September 2016
Should I feel guilty about spending the kids' inheritance money?
'What happened to my inheritance?' you can hear your kids say (hopefully) years from now. Here's what you ought to know about retirement planning and spending the kids' inheritance. Planning on going SKI-ing? And, no, we're not talking about hitting the Swiss slopes next winter. We mean Spending Kids Inheritance. If you're weighing up whether to travel during your retirement, buy a luxury car or simply enjoy living the high life after years of working hard y...
Posted in: inheritance money spending planning Retirement Building Wealth  

3 financial considerations when preparing for a grey nomad lifestyle

Posted by Chris Collard on 27 September 2016
3 financial considerations when preparing for a grey nomad lifestyle
Retirement, caravanning, sand between your toes, it all sounds pretty good, right? But how do your nomad travels financially stack up? Has the thought of being a grey nomad got you excited? Retiring to travel Australia (or beyond) without a care in the world. Leaving behind the old house and lifestyle for a spot of caravanning. After all, you're never too old for an adventure. Well before you sell up everything and kiss the kids and grandkids goodbye, there are few financial co...
Posted in: grey nomad Success Retirement Building Wealth