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Diversification – why it matters now more than ever

If you’re an investor (or considering becoming one), some essentials are important to know, and of these, few are more important than diversification. Diversification is a way of spreading the risk associated with investments, or more simply, not putting all your eggs into one basket. And while diversification is an investment fundamental, it’s when markets […]

So, who’s eligible for the $25,000 HomeBuilder scheme?

You might have heard that the federal government will give eligible Australians $25,000 to build or substantially renovate homes as part of the new HomeBuilder scheme. Today we’ll look at who exactly can qualify for the initiative.

4 important upcoming business deadlines

Interested in a $10,000 business grant? How about buying a much-needed asset and immediately writing off the cost? Here are four looming deadlines your business may need to start moving on ASAP.

Wait, the bank can do that!?

Every now and then a bank does something that bucks the trend and takes customers by surprise. Today we’ll look at two cases that recently made national headlines and how you can reduce your chances of getting caught out.

Bank loyalty can cost existing borrowers: ACCC report

Loyalty is an admirable trait when it comes to our friends, family and loved ones. But if you’re extending that virtue to the banks, then there’s a good chance it’s costing you thousands of dollars.

Making the most of the instant asset write-off before the EOFY deadline

Two months and counting (down). That’s how long your business has to make use of the $150,000 instant asset write off before the end-of-financial-year June 30 deadline.

Got a spare pineapple? Pay off your mortgage faster

Reckon you could scrounge together an extra $50 each week to pay off your mortgage? If so, latest modelling shows the average household with a $400,000 loan could save $46,992 and pay off their home loan four years faster.

Is the housing market finally about to reach rock bottom?

‘Are we there yet?’ That seems to be the million dollar question on everyone’s lips. Today we’ll take a look at whether or not the property market is finally starting to stabilise, as well as when we might start seeing some positive changes in the market.

Will lenders pass on the RBA rate cut to you?

The RBA has cut the official cash rate to a new record low of 1.25%. But hang on a sec… Will lenders even pass on the cut in full? Today we’ll look at how you can make the RBA rate cut work for you.

5 ideas to help first home buyers break into the property market

While housing affordability is improving across the country, for many young first home buyers cracking into the property market can feel like breaking into a fortress. Here are five ideas that can help bust down that door.

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