Shares vs Property

I often get asked whether clients should invest in shares or property so I thought I would highlight a few facts for you to consider: Shares and Property are what we call “growth” assets, that is, they are both expected to grow in value over time, and also pay you an income (rent from property and dividends from shares).

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Death of a Parent

In our busy day to day lives we focus on important things like our families and friends, our career and staying fit and healthy. We don’t make time for thinking about the fact that things can go wrong.  However if you have debts (ie a mortgage) and/or dependants (ie little people) OR you have adult children in this life stage then you really should take a few minutes to read about the value that personal insurance may offer to you.

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Debt – Good, Bad or a bit of both?

Did you know that there are some kinds of debt that can actually work for you to build wealth and others that will essentially work against you and your financial goals? Debt can be split into two clear categories – Good Debt and Bad Debt.

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Is an SMSF right for you?

Self Managed Super funds (known as SMSF’s) are a hot topic right now.
Tax Office figures show that at the end of June 2015, there were an estimated 557,000 SMSFs – an increase of about 50,000 funds in the past 2 years!

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Addicted to Retail Therapy?

Have you ever noticed that after the Christmas period, a time when you tend to be spending more money than usual, that you become a little (or a lot) addicted to shopping? I caught myself shopping without a need last weekend and it got me thinking. So I did some googling.

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