Positive gearing lets you make a profit on your investment from day one. Provided there is no capital loss, this can be a great way to make money. Problem is: everyone else has thought of that, too. Positive gearing a decent property investment is hard.
When most people think of negative gearing, they think of property. But negative gearing can occur with any asset for which some or all of the purchase price is borrowed. This article provides a worked example of negative gearing using an Exchange Traded Fund (ETF) to buy a diversified portfolio of shares.
Many people regard life insurance as a grudge purchase. Something they have to buy, not something they want to buy. This is exactly the wrong way to think about things. After all, how many things do you buy and hope you never use?
There are two ways to think about the price of anything. The first is the number of dollars it would cost to purchase that thing. The second is to think about what else we could spend our money on. This is called ‘opportunity cost’ and it is always worth remembering when you make a purchase.
Did you know that two loans that look identical can have a radically different impact on your financial management? The difference lies in whether interest on a loan is deductible or not.
There is a big difference between the economic impact of deductible debt and non-deductible debt. This article examines how you can decide whether interest is deductible or not.
As 2017 draws to a close, Australia continues its record breaking run of economic growth. It is quite the gift for all of us. As our way of saying thanks for the good fortune of living here, here are some fun things to celebrate about life in Australia. Please enjoy the holiday period and we look forward to seeing you in 2018.