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How to invest in property without actually buying one

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Oct 2018

How to invest in property without actually buying one

You don’t have to be a landlord, deal with tenants or put a deposit down on a home to get your foot in the property market While investing in property may be a dream of yours, saving for a deposit, dealing with tenants and paying off a mortgage mightn’t be. The good news is there are opportunities where you can invest in property without actually buying one,…

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8 money tips for when your kid lands their first full-time job

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Oct 2018

8 money tips for when your kid lands their first full-time job

Your kid may not have listened to anything you've said over the past umpteen years, particularly when it came to their dating preferences, coming home on time and cleaning up after themselves. However, now they’ve landed their first full-time job, there’s a possibility that could change, which might be music to your ears, particularly if you wish you’d had greater guidance around what to do…

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10

Oct 2018

Reverse mortgages: Short-term gain, long-term pain

Residential property has long been a major store of wealth for average Australians. The home remains the primary assets for the majority of people and the property market – particularly in major cities – has generally been kind for those who were in the market over the past decade or so. But with the ageing of the population, the percentage of wealth locked up in…

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A dynamic approach to retiree spending and drawdowns

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Oct 2018

A dynamic approach to retiree spending and drawdowns

Here's a critical question for retirees and those nearing retirement: How much are you intending to drawdown and spend each year from your retirement savings? Historically-low yields, expected muted portfolio returns and growing life expectancies can make this a particularly challenging question. Many retirees try to balance the competing priorities of maintaining a relatively consistent level of annual spending while increasing or preserving value of…

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Dealing with the 'housing wealth effect' – to your advantage

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Oct 2018

Dealing with the 'housing wealth effect' – to your advantage

Are you feeling wealthier, less wealthy or somewhere in between? You may be experiencing what is sometimes called "the housing wealth effect". Movements in house prices, up and down, can affect how we feel about the state of our wealth and our willingness to spend, suggests a Reserve Bank paper* published several years ago. Under this theory, if house prices are up, we may tend…

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One memorable way to remember stuff

10

Oct 2018

One memorable way to remember stuff

By Flying Solo contributor Lucinda Lions Have you ever said to yourself, “That’s a great idea, I don’t need to write it down,” only to regret your decision within 17.7 seconds? Here's a quick, easy way to remember names, numbers and everyday information. Is this you? Have you ever been driving along and tried to memorise a website or business name, to no, frustrating, avail? Have…

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How do you behave in the face of fear?

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Oct 2018

How do you behave in the face of fear?

How do you behave in the face of fear? Do you run towards danger, or turn and flee? Knowing how you and others react to extreme situations might seem remote from the world of investment, but could have a lot to do with what separates the great investors from the rest of us. Humans have a tendency to be more scared of the things they…

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Eat your greens! A four-step guide to ethical investing

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Oct 2018

Eat your greens! A four-step guide to ethical investing

Like many kids growing up in the 1970s I was taught to eat everything on my plate. It was good advice, particularly as an active kid living in a rural setting. Through my teenage years, I had more discretion and the choices I made left a lot to be desired. Now, with a recognition that my metabolism isn't that of an active teenager, I'm making…

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10

Oct 2018

10 Brilliant Ways to Reduce Food Waste Daily

If you’re interested in living a low waste lifestyle, the best place to start is your kitchen. We waste food every day, but there are easy ways to lessen that impact without having to become a totally different person. Simple shifts in daily habits can make all the difference later down the line. Store your food properly so you don’t have to throw it away so quickly….

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Stress :  The Health Epidemic Of The 21st Century

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Oct 2018

Stress : The Health Epidemic Of The 21st Century

Do you feel like ‘stressed’ is your new normal state of being? Can you remember the last time you went to bed without a care in your mind and woke up the next morning energized and excited for the day? Our modern lives, though full of opportunity, have us anxious, stressed and exhausted, and it’s almost at the point where if you’re not constantly stressed…

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