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Should I be investing in shares?

So you’ve got a bit of extra cash now that you’ve paid off all your debts (bar a mortgage if you have one), set up an emergency fund and taken out appropriate levels of insurance cover. Now what? It might be time to start investing for your savings g

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The upfront costs of buying a property

For most of us, buying a property will involve the largest amount of money we’ll ever be handing over to a complete stranger. So before you do, ensure you’re prepared for the costs ahead.

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In whose name and in what?

Putting together different investments so they work together can be like trying to construct the Taj Mahal using LEGO. If you don’t know much about LEGO, you’re in for a world of pain.

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In whose name and in what?

Putting together different investments so they work together can be like trying to construct the Taj Mahal using LEGO. If you don’t know much about LEGO, you’re in for a world of pain.

Hedging your bets with diversification

If you went to the Melbourne Cup – what sort of bet would you place? Show, quinella or superfecta? If you’re not familiar with the terms we’ll help you.

What are asset classes and why should I care?

One of the most important decisions you can make is how much money you spread amongst the four major asset classes: cash, fixed interest, property and shares.

Are you struggling to buy a property?

​If you haven’t had the best of success acquiring a property, you’d be justified by blaming it on things like increasing competition from cashed up retirees and a complete lack of suitable/livable/affordable property.

The upfront costs of buying a property

For most of us, buying a property will involve the largest amount of money we’ll ever be handing over to a complete stranger. So before you do, ensure you’re prepared for the costs ahead.