Category Archive for "Lifestyle"


Types of Car Loans and Choosing the Right One

The reality for a most of us is that we will need to borrow money if we want to buy that next car. But finding the right type of car loan can be a daunting process. With so many options...
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New Car Finance

New Car Finance – How to avoid being taken for a ride

What happens when you go into a car dealership? The first thing you hear is: “Congratulations. You’ve successfully negotiated the purchase price of your new or used car. You’ve made a great deal!” Next, you’re ushered into the dealership’s “Business...
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Mortgage repayments

Mortgage Repayments – 10 Sure Ways to Get Ahead and Stay Ahead

Introduction – Mortgage Repayments One you have bought a property, whether as a home or an investment, you will be required to make mortgage repayments to cover the cost of the home loan. These repayments can either be interest-only, which...
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The Costs and Considerations of Renovating Property

Basically we all want to make money and in today’s real estate environment, property owners and investors are in the best situation to do so. Put money into giving your property a fresh new facelift and hey presto, you’re well...
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How Financially Savvy are Gen Y compared to Baby Boomers?

Are you a member of Generation Y – the group of 20 and 30-something Australians? If so, you’re probably accustomed to copping the collective labels of “spoilt” and “extravagant”. But does your financial behaviour bear this out? Or are you...
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Individual Expenses

Individual Expenses: A guide to what is tax deductible

It’s tax time! So, what is tax deductible ? As tax time isn’t too far away I thought I’d do a quick google search to uncover some of the more outrageous attempts to claim what can only be described as an...
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Financing home improvements and renovations

Introduction In today’s real estate environment, more and more homeowners and investors are considering cosmetic or structural renovations as a way to improve their properties and manufacture equity. Some also knocking down their current house and building a new one...
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want to be happy

10 things you must stop doing if you want to be happy

Over the the 10 years I’ve been running my Mentorship Program  I’ve been fortunate enough to work with some very successful property investors, business people and entrepreneurs. And of course I’ve worked with some who’ve not achieved anywhere near the...
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think differently

15 ways rich people think differently

The rich think differently to the average person according to Steve Siebold, the author of How Rich People Think. If you’ve been reading my blogs you’ll know I’ve often said successful property investors think differently to the average investor. Anyway…...
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line of credit

What you must know about Line of Credit, Offset Account and Redraw facility

There is some confusion around the Line of Credit, Offset accounts and Redraw facilities that banks offer. When we talk to clients about what their understanding as to what each facility offers we find a range of answers – as...
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