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Why paying off your credit cards is not enough
June 30, 2015

Why paying off your credit cards is not enough

Getting your mortgage application together can require quite a bit of financial scrutiny. In order to figure out your serviceability, your potential lender will look deeply into your finances.

It’s…

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Managing a holiday home
June 24, 2015

Managing a holiday home

Before you take the leap into holiday-home investment, it is essential that you consider all angles. This means taking your heart out of the equation and giving thought to rental returns.

When…

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EOFY: how small businesses can minimise tax liability
June 23, 2015

EOFY: how small businesses can minimise tax liability

End of financial year is a great time to take advantage of business equipment deals, particularly with the threshold for accelerated deductions for small business being raised from $1000 to $20,000. Planning ahead and…

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How to pay off your mortgage faster
June 11, 2015

How to pay off your mortgage faster

When was the last time you looked closely at your loan, the progress you are making on paying it off and how it compares to others in the market? Analysing your mortgage could mean…

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How to avoid loan default
June 4, 2015

How to avoid loan default

Late payments and loan defaults leave marks on a credit history that can complicate any effort to refinance or secure a loan in the future. Default can also lead to a home being repossessed…

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Guaranteeing your child’s loan
May 22, 2015

Guaranteeing your child’s loan

Rising house prices are making it increasingly difficult to enter the market. Parents who guarantee their children’s loans can help, but it is important to understand how this can impact the parents’ retirement…

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Case study: keeping the home despite family difficulties
May 19, 2015

Case study: keeping the home despite family difficulties

The stakes were high for David and Karen, who were dealing with a child’s ill health and, as a result, extreme financial and emotional stress.

David and Karen were facing a number of…

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Who pays your ‘free’ mortgage broker?
May 14, 2015

Who pays your ‘free’ mortgage broker?

There’s no such thing as a free lunch, but that doesn’t mean you will receive lower levels of service or expertise from a “finance broker” who doesn’t charge you. It just means…

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Car finance for businesses
May 12, 2015

Car finance for businesses

The preservation of working capital and taxation benefits are two big draw cards for businesses looking to finance staff vehicles.

Companies the world over are often faced with the costly requirement for staff…

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Islamic finance, property purchase and stamp duty
April 24, 2015

Islamic finance, property purchase and stamp duty

Islamic law, or Shariah, requires that interest forms no part of any transaction, meaning that the vast majority of loan products available in Australia do not conform.

Let’s forget for a moment that politics, religion and money are the big three no-go topics for polite conversation, and tackle…

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