Well, 2017 may not quite be over, but as you start getting ready to taste that turkey and pull those crackers, the Christmas lull is definitely a good time to take stock of your personal finances and make some plans, changes and resolutions for the looming year.
Here are some things to consider to get your financial house in order before 2018 starts.
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Millennials are under pressure and in a hurry. They face quite a few pressing issues in this meteorically fast-moving 21st century. The cost of living is high, job security is low, and it’s a fact that they are more stressed than the other living generations.
So what could be the antidote for these young Millennials and professionals who are looking into an uncertain future in this volatile world?
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Turn to any page of a newspaper real estate pullout and you’ll probably feel a hefty kick to the kidney. In case you haven’t noticed, Australian housing prices are high.
But what a lot of Australians don’t also realise is that right now in Australia, because of this insane seller’s market, renters are actually winners. Here are 10 reasons to feel better about renting in Australia.
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Investing is one of the best things you can do for your money, but taking the plunge into the world of investments can be a daunting one, especially if you don’t know much about it.
The first step to investing well is doing the research, which means you’re basically halfway there. Almost. There’s still a bit to know before you buy your first share. Luckily for you, one of the greatest advantages young investors have is time.
Here’s how to invest for the first time.
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There are purchases that are really worthwhile, and then there are impulsive purchases that you could’ve done without, like your midnight ASOS order.
Your twenties are a great time to start investing in yourself and that involves quality purchasing decisions. And yes, that probably means spending less time in Kmart.
Here are 10 things that are worth spending money on in your 20s.
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Researching all the available options for you as a first-time investor is a critical step that shouldn’t be missed. Even if you end up paying a third party to manage your investments, you will need to understand how they will invest on your behalf and what to expect from them.
Investment funds such as exchange traded funds (ETFs) and index funds are a popular choice for those new to investing. Learn more about how they work, their advantages and disadvantages so that you can decide on the best investment strategy for you.
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Investing can be daunting for anyone who’s never done it before, beyond putting their money into a high-interest savings account (that may not even keep up with inflation).
But investing doesn’t have to be scary, in fact it should be exciting, because at the end of the day you’re growing your wealth. The trick to it is understanding the basics, so we’ve pulled together five fundamentals that’ll help you manage your money in the market.
Here are five rules to live by when it comes to investing.
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Good-quality financial advice is not available to the vast majority of Australians. Very few have access to financial advice, and if they do, it tends to be later in life and closer to retirement. It’s a similar situation with investing.
Here’s where robo-advisors come in.
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Before you can dive headfirst into the world of investing, it’s important to gain an understanding of how things work. Bonds are one method of growing your money through investing and they come with a lot of options and factors that you should wrap your head around before wrapping your money in them.
Here’s everything you need to know about bonds.
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When the legendary American investor Warren Buffett recently turned 87 he celebrated the milestone as the second richest person in the world, with a net worth estimated to be around $96 billion.
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