10 MarCar Buyers Benefit from Ban on Unfair Commissions for Car Loans

Last year, we published an article in our newsletter explaining some easy ways to avoid getting trapped by some of the shadier finance deals offered by some car dealerships.  It’s well-known that many car dealerships offer finance options for car loans onsite that allow customers to apply for a car loan on the spot and potentially drive away with their new vehicle in as little as a few hours.

What many people don’t realise is that car dealers often have the discretion to set their own interest rates unfairly just to boost the commissions they earn. READ MORE

2 MarIs It Worth Staying Loyal to Your Bank?

Gone are the days where loyalty is well-rewarded, especially when it comes to banks. It’s common to see advertisements offering new customers special discounts and deals on financial products. Yet, long-standing customers don’t receive the same rewards for their loyalty.  Recent changes to property investment loans which impact existing customers are one such case in point. READ MORE

3 FebTips for Getting Into Your First Home Sooner

If you’re thinking of purchasing your first home to live in, take a moment to think about your options.

There may be some ways you could save money on some of the purchase costs and receive a government grant so there’s less money coming out of your pocket. READ MORE

3 Feb6 Tips for Beating the Pension Poverty Line

Pension poverty is a growing concern for Australians. According to statistics published by Forbes Magazine recently, a staggering 35.5% of Australian retirees are living in poverty. The poverty rate in people aged 65 or older is higher in Australia than it is in most other OECD countries in the world.  The same set of statistics show that 21.5% of people in the United States and 13.4% of people in the United Kingdom retire to live in poverty. READ MORE

3 FebHappy New Investing!

If one of your 2017 New Year’s resolutions is to consider building wealth for your future, here are a few tips that could help get you started: READ MORE

3 FebWhat Investment Property Type is Right for You?

Choosing the right investment property type to suit your portfolio can play an important role in helping you achieve your financial goals. Different types of property offer the opportunity to take advantage of various benefits, but also come with their own drawbacks too.

Here is a quick look at the pros and cons of some of the different investment property types: READ MORE

3 FebTips for Finding Growing Suburbs for Your Next Investment Property

It’s common for many property investors to ask which suburb will be the best one for them to buy a rental property.  Most people seek to invest in growing suburbs. They want to know they’ll get good value for their money and the potential for healthy capital growth in the future.

Of course, no one has a crystal ball that allows them to predict with absolute accuracy which suburbs will perform best. However, there are some indicators to look for that could help you locate growing suburbs.

Here are our tips for choosing a growing suburb for your next investment property: READ MORE

3 FebA Few Tips to Managing Your Investment Property

Your rental property is an investment for your financial future which can be positively or negatively affected by numerous important factors including the type of tenants you attract, the maintenance and management of the property, achieving the right rental yield and selecting the right landlord’s insurance. READ MORE