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Track Down All Those ‘Invisible’ Dollars
Idon’t remember all the gifts I received as a young child, but there was one particular present that stood out – my very first piggy bank. I can’t tell you what it looked like (except that it was definitely porcelain), but to this day I vividly remem
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Battling Another Global Killer
Despite launching her global campaign against “Big Tobacco” a decade ago, Melbourne radiation oncologist Bronwyn King says she still works “every second of the day” to bring about the downfall of an industry that the World Health Organisation (WHO) s
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Surviving The ‘Pink Recession’
Covid-19 has triggered a perfect storm for women’s finances. It has hit their typical work industries – travel, retail and hospitality – particularly hard. The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) has shown that women have suffered a disproportionat
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Survive The Recession
These times of deep uncertainty and high sharemarket volatility will have many investors re-assessing their portfolios. It can be daunting – do you sell, buy, or hold the line? There is no right answer to this, but there are a number of things to con
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Concerned About Partner’s Big-spending Habits
I’d always intended to pick up a copy of Money, and I finally did so on my way to the supermarket checkout. I thoroughly enjoyed it and will certainly be a repeat customer. I found Susan Hely’s column (“Secrets that end in tears”, July) relative to m
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Need Paul’s Help?
Send your questions to: Ask Paul, Money magazine, Level 7, 55 Clarence Street, Sydney NSW 2000 or money@moneymag.com.au. Sorry, but Paul can’t personally answer your questions other than in the Q&A column. By submitting your question to Money, you co
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Quick Fix Can Backfire
Discounting may seem like a good strategy for your small-to-medium enterprise (SME) in these challenging times as it’s a quick fix to nail down some sales and keep cash flow ticking over. Already two in five (42%) Australian businesses have had to ac
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On A Roll Amid The Uncertainty
The stock pickers on social media sites I follow were mysteriously quiet in early August. Late August is reporting season when most ASX-listed stocks publish their numbers and I’m confident a multitude of “after-the-fact” experts will emerge wonderin
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Feedback
We migrated to Australia in 1994, and Noel Whittaker’s books and Paul Clitheroe’s TV program gave us the early insight in our quest for financial independence. We have been subscribing to Money since its humble beginnings and always read it cover to
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Q&A
Q I am looking to get the most returns out of my assets. I am 52 years old with a partner and three small children. I work in IT with a salary of $105,000 and my partner does not work. I own one property in London worth about $800,000, which receiv
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It’s No Time To Panic
As with most assets, property has felt the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic. Values are dipping into the negative, migration has ground to a halt and at a certain point the banks will be forced to wind back mortgage relief. All of these factors are h
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How To Set Yourself Free
One of my clients retired at 50 to become a full-time trader, hoping he could shrug off the rat race and the typical work-sleep-work life. Fifteen years later he is still “retired” and still trading full time. Now he calls it what it turned out to be
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Corrections
In the July issue we named Adelaide Bank as third in the Non-bank Investment Lender of the Year (page 63). This should have been loans.com.au. In the August issue we said CBA had suspended its dividends (page 70). This was incorrect. During August CB
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Smart Spending
1. Road trip: Head south from Sydney down the Braidwood highway to National Trust-classified Braid-wood in the NSW Southern Tablelands. This charming colonial town was the backdrop to the iconic ’70s Australian film Ned Kelly, starring Mick Jagger. C
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Keep The Cash Flowing In
An investment property without a tenant is virtually worthless. Even if your property is valued at $1 million or more, if it’s generating no income it’s a millstone around your neck. Attracting and keeping good tenants is the key to being a successfu
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Health And Wealth Are At Stake
Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews declared a state of disaster on Sunday, August 2, and imposed stage four restrictions that will run for six weeks (until September 13) as his government tries to contain the second wave of the coronavirus outbreak. Th
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Paul’s Verdict: Interest Rates Are Low, But Cash Is Still King
These are truly strange times, Elissa. A pandemic is something we only expected to read about. I have used world wars, the Great Depression of the 1930s and dreadful events such as the bubonic plague of the mid 14th century on a very regular basis wh
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Landlord’s Toolkit
When you become a property investor, you also become a landlord. It is important to understand your responsibilities as a landlord, as this knowledge will help you avoid costly mistakes, maximise your returns and protect your investment. It’s no secr
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From Rock Solid To Paper Thin
In pre-Covid times, nothing was considered safer than so-called utility stocks. Once the province of telecommunications, electricity and water – services we can’t easily do without – these companies were the “widows and orphans” stocks: businesses wh
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What’s Been Your Best Money Hack Over The Past Six Months?
Max, a director of Banyantree Investment, says: “I have totally moved away from drinking $5 coffee every day and spending $400 a week on restaurant and cafe foods. I am now a self-taught chef, whipping up culinary delights from all over the world ins
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What’s A Safe Place For A Home Deposit?
In the midst of Covid-19, how do we ensure our house deposit doesn’t go backwards while we wait another year or two before purchasing our first home? We were notified recently that the interest rate on our savings is being reduced by 0.45% to 1.2%. I
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Insurance Is A Must
Never try to save on costs by cutting back on landlord insurance. Your insurance covers you should something major happen to the property; it can be used to recoup costs from damage caused by domestic pets or by the tenants; and it can compensate you
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Foolish Takeaway
Still, the question for this column isn’t “Should you buy them?”, but rather “if you buy one, which should it be?” Last year’s winner, Sydney Airport, is largely safer now, with that capital raising having been completed, but we can’t know yet how lo
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Find Your Hidden Dollars
Since March this year our incomes have been reduced or, in some cases, have ceased altogether, and investment balances have fallen. The upshot is that Covid-19 has forced us to take a closer look at our finances. Federal government stimulus payme
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Win One Of 10 Copies Of Positively Geared
This is an edited extract from Positively Geared: How to build a multi-million dollar property portfolio from a $40K deposit by Lloyd Edge (Wiley, $29.95), available now. For your chance to win one of 10 copies, tell us in 25 words or less how you wo
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Loyalty Saves The Day
We expected little from Qantas going into the current crisis and the company has not disappointed. With borders locked, the airline is operating just 5% of domestic capacity and 1% of international. There’s only a trickle of cash coming in and lots g
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A Price Worth Paying In Case Disaster Strikes
A few years ago a social experiment showed that young people couldn’t comprehend the importance of superannuation – money they put away to be untouched for more than 40 years. This was understandable – 40 years away is unimaginable. But the experimen
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Welcome Windfall For Fund Members
An initiative by First Nations Foundation, launched in 2014, to connect Indigenous Australians with lost super has, since its inception, reunited more than $24 million with 1636 members across 21 communities in six states. Supported by a range of fin
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