Finance

How to use the SMART approach to setting your financial goals

Setting yourself regular financial goals is an integral part of your journey towards financial freedom. One of the best ways to ensure that you are setting your financial goals in the right way is by using the SMART criteria for goal setting.


Finance

Understanding property taxes

If you’re thinking of making the exciting step into property investment or expanding your portfolio you should know what taxes you will incur. This gives you a sound financial framework with which to operate and will help in tailoring your property investment strategy. Here we explain the main taxes you’re likely to face and things to watch out for.


Strategy

When should you subdivide?

If you’re a professional and love investing then subdividing on a large property to get a double rental yield sounds very attractive. But here’s what you need to consider.


Strategy

What is a property market?

There are as many property markets as there are suburbs in Australia. This means we’re looking at around 8,800 different markets. Each will, at any given time, be either rising or falling.


Strategy

What to do with an inheritance

Inheritances are windfalls that not many of us are lucky enough to receive. They usually arrive unexpectedly and, like a winning lottery ticket, can seem like money falling from the sky.


Finance

What can you claim when renovating?

If an investor lives in an investment property while renovating, they risk missing out on thousands of dollars in property depreciation deductions. Find out more.


Research

The new lifestyle movement to hit regional towns

Coastal and country towns have long attracted sea-changers and tree-changers. Now, they’re set to welcome a whole new movement, the 'e-change'. Read on for some of the 600 towns set to benefit.