Exchange traded funds have quickly become one of the most popular ways of investing into the Australian sharemarket. ETFs combine the best parts of various types of managed investment and can be a very useful part of an investment portfolio.
Income protection insurance is essential for all people who would suffer financially if they were unable to earn income from working. This includes single people whose own lifestyle would suffer if they were unable to earn income as well as people who have financial dependents, such as parents.
Investment returns come in one of two forms. Different forms of investment return suit different investors. This article will help you decide which form of investment return you should be targeting.
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.