• Property and CGT: A beginner's guide

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    Capital gains tax. Those three words are the bane of many an Australian investor's existence. Whenever you draw up an investment strategy involving property, you're going to hear the familiar footsteps of the capital gains tax coming up behind …

  • Getting value for money when you save for a car

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    Owning a vehicle is a modern necessity. While we might try to increase the amount we use public transport, or hop on our bikes more often than we used to, the fact is that there are certain tasks for which the use of a car is unavoidable. …

  • Saving money for your investment portfolio

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    It's all well and good to plan out what you think is the perfect investment strategy. But to put it into practice, you need the capital to get it started. This itself requires a little bit of strategising. But with a concerted effort, …

  • Manage debt or retirement? That is the question

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    Coming up with a financial strategy is a matter of choices. It's like having an angel on each shoulder, both tugging you in separate directions, and you don't know which way to turn. In this case, the two angels are debt repayment and your …

  • The benefits of being debt-free

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    Do you need some motivation for managing your debt situation and paying down your loans? One thing that might help is to think about all the fantastic benefits that come with finally being rid of your various debts. Think about these next time …

  • Top 3 sources of debt

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    Debt: It's that unpleasant uncle who you don't particularly enjoy seeing at the family reunion, but have to deal with anyway. As much as we'd all like to avoid dealing with debt, the fact is it's an inevitable part of our financial lives. …