You’ve probably heard of The Barefoot Investor before. Pre-sales for his upcoming book have already surpassed the final instalment of the Harry Potter series. But here’s why you don’t have to tread down the tricky path of wealth building barefoot and all by yourself.
When one bank hikes its interest rates, the rest usually follow one after the other like dominos. Here’s how to avoid getting caught up in the chain reaction.
Whether it’s unrequited love, or an unsuccessful home loan application, getting your heart broken is never easy. Here are five common reasons home loan applications are rejected.
Gone are the good old days of ‘lay-by’ – remember that? The ‘olden days’ of buying something you couldn’t afford. It was the original form of delayed gratification and budgeting for things we wanted – something our children and grandchildren will never know anything about. Perhaps even some of our Gen Y readers? Do you
Here’s a scary statistic when it comes to raising children! A leading Australian demographer estimates the total cost to parents of raising the average number of children (2.7) to independence (at 24) is $1,028,000. That’s right! A million dollars is the cost for raising children… And that’s assuming your family is ‘average’ and they have
The answer is a definite, likely YES and a clearly possible NO! Confused? In other words, it depends on your situation. At LoanPlanners SA we have had lots of our clients in this situation over the years and we know that there isn’t an answer that fits all possible situations. Often, it’s a simple thing
There are over 400,000 Australians currently living with dementia and that figure is expected to increase to over half a million by 2025. Another 26,000 are living with younger onset dementia – a figure that is also predicted to rise over time. While there are obvious costs to society of care and disability support, an
Baby boomers are the first generation in history to face a new ‘third age’ with an unprecedented expectation of a decade or two of relatively healthy life after their retirement. but while boomers are actively planning for longer retirement years, many are also part of the ‘sandwich generation’ who have aging parents without super and
It’s that time of the new year again… so here are our TOP TEN TIPS to help YOU achieve your financial goals in 2018. Follow them through and this might be the year that makes a BIG difference to your financial future! 1. Revisit or redo your budget Email us for our budget organiser to
Summer school holidays can play serious havoc with household budgets. How do you keep the kids/grandkids entertained without breaking the bank? Try our cheap, fun activities: 1. Plant some veggies! Paint recycled pots, plant with seeds and let the kids watch them grow over the holidays. 2. Write a play with the kids then help