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Buy now, pay later schemes putting young shoppers at debt risk

One in six customers who use payment methods such as Afterpay and Zip Pay run into financial strife – and ASIC is putting the 'buy now, pay later' industry under the spotlight.

By |2020-03-25T07:23:37+00:00November 29th, 2018|Useful Information|Comments Off on Buy now, pay later schemes putting young shoppers at debt risk

Having a managing agent vs doing it yourself

One of the biggest milestones you'll encounter on your climb up the property ladder is becoming a landlord. Which means that one big decision you'll face is whether to hire the services of a managing agent, or take on the responsibility yourself.

By |2020-03-25T07:12:06+00:00November 22nd, 2018|Financing Investment Property, Useful Information|Comments Off on Having a managing agent vs doing it yourself

6 Christmas tips to help you save this silly season

Most of us roll our eyes when we start seeing shopping centres spruik Christmas merchandise in November. While it's important not to get caught up in the festivities too early, now's actually a great time to start prepping to ensure a budget blow-out doesn't derail your mortgage repayments over the silly season.

By |2020-03-25T07:05:41+00:00November 14th, 2018|Useful Information|Comments Off on 6 Christmas tips to help you save this silly season

Farewell negative gearing and CGT discount?

You've probably seen 'negative gearing' and 'capital gains tax' in the news recently. That's because they're set to become hot topics ahead of the next federal election. Today we'll take a look at both.

By |2020-03-25T07:00:35+00:00October 10th, 2018|Useful Information|Comments Off on Farewell negative gearing and CGT discount?

Home loans: to lock in the rate or not?

With some of the major lenders recently lifting interest rates on variable home loans, we've had a number of enquiries this week as to whether now is a good time to lock in an interest rate.

By |2020-03-25T07:24:34+00:00September 12th, 2018|First Home Buyers Finance, Home Loan Refinancing, Useful Information|Comments Off on Home loans: to lock in the rate or not?