17 Jun 2013
As a financial adviser, all too often I meet clients who have overextended themselves when purchasing a property, usually their own home.
14 Jun 2013
There are many misconceptions around the real rate of return on investment properties. This is often due to the forgotten costs associated with them.
12 Jun 2013
Over the last year, the Australian share markets is up by around 22% and the listed property markets is up by around 30%. Even the less volatile, more conservative bond markets are up by around 7%. These return numbers are certainly high. However, are they the highest numbers I have seen over the last 12 months? No, not even close. So what are?
05 Jun 2013
You were happily single before falling for a new person in your life. A genuine love interest.
04 Jun 2013
When your son starts asking why there's so many insurance ads on television you know there's an issue. I started looking out for them once he'd mentioned it.
03 Jun 2013
"Seen a man standin' over a dead dog lyin' by the highway in a ditch He's lookin' down kinda puzzled pokin' that dog with a stick......like if he stood there long enough that dog'd get up and run......at the end of every hard earned day people find some reason to believe" Bruce Springsteen – Nebraska (1982)
01 Jun 2013
With the Global Financial Crisis (GFC) still fresh in investors' minds, I often get asked, "how do you know the stock market will continue to go up?"
23 May 2013
A number of my retiree clients ponder the issue of downsizing. Most tend to wax and wane but a few end up taking the plunge to move to something smaller.
22 May 2013
Making the decision to 'sell' something is just as hard as it is to make the decision to buy an asset. Most of the advice which you will receive revolves around purchasing a particular investment but very little advice is given on when to sell an investment.
21 May 2013
Wise words from William Shakespeare's Hamlet, but maybe we need to update it for the 21st century - "be not a borrower".
20 May 2013
I was quite fortunate when I was growing up to have a father who taught me about the value of money. I would never admit to taking all of his advice on board, because as a teenager at the time I knew everything...
16 May 2013
With ever increasing property prices in Sydney, a question I am hearing more and more often from my clients is "how can I help my children buy property?".