As part of the NSW 2020 budget, NSW Treasurer Dominic Perrottet announced that the state government will open a public consultation to put forward changes to Stamp Duty on owner occupied homes. Under the proposed model home buyers would be able to choose between paying Stamp Duty up front or an annual property tax instead. … More NSW to axe Stamp Duty?
So you ready to buy your first home? Congratulations! This is one of the most important decisions of your life and one that needs to be executed with great care. As you may have noticed, buying a home isn’t a simple process. It can easily the biggest financial transaction you’ll be involved in, and much … More 3 Big Mistakes Made by First-Time Home Buyers in Australia
Do you know why you do what you do or are you just doing it…well, because? The below story is about making sure you’re getting out of bed in the morning for the right reasons. It’s about making sure you’re living life on your terms and not just working towards a future goal you’re not even sure you want. Now there’s … More Sip Wine and Play Guitar with your Amigos
But do you know why? Is it because you think money will solve all your problems? A wise man once said, “mo money, mo problems” and I can honestly say as a Financial Adviser, I see this every day. For some reason, money has the tendency to create more problems than it solves and although … More So, You Wanna Be Rich, Eh?
Hi I’m Leigh and I’m a Financial Planner. When I tell people this, I usually get one of the below two expressions; What I’ve found is that people either don’t have a clue what I actually do or they’ve been watching too much A Current Affair and think I’m a white collar criminal. Now, first … More What do you even do?
‘FOMO; a state of mental or emotional strain caused by the fear of missing out.’ When I woke up this morning, I scrolled facebook and saw something on my news feed. I walked into the office and a colleague was talking about the same thing. I even went to the gym and there it was, up … More #Property #FOMO
Nice suicide machine You’re a temporary Australian Don’t you like living? Are you an idiot? These are a few of the things people blurt out at me when I tell them I ride a motorbike. The risk of riding is well known and nearly everybody has a story about a friend or family member that’s … More Suicide Machine
Last week was moving week. My partner and I have just move into our brand new apartment together. Leading up to the move. We’d been buying new furniture from Ikea, making plans for where everything was going to go and generally accumulating all the lovely little thing that turn a house (unit) into a home. … More POP, CLINK, FIZZ
Imagine you step into an elevator, and as you start going up, you pull out your YoYo (as you do). Even though the YoYo is going up and down the whole time, it’s always moving up with the elevator. This is the best way to think of the stock market. There are ups and downs, … More Don’t Forget Your YoYo
Stop taking advice from people that offer it for free. We’re all guilty of it at some stage in our lives. As we grow up, land our first job and receive our first pay check, friends, family and colleagues will all chip in to give you their pearls of wisdom. “Put that in the bank … More Want Some Free Advice?