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Why one million dollars won’t be enough to retire on

By Cam McLellan While the growth in the projected pool of superannuation savings is impressive, it belies the harsh reality facing those not far off retirement. Increasing life spans, the effect of the GFC on superannuation accounts and the fact that the superannuation guarantee started only in 1992 is leaving older workers underfunded. And most…

Property Glossary

Source: API Magazine For newcomers to property investing or home buying, the jargon can get confusing, so here is a guide to the most commonly used terms. AAPR – annualised average percentage rate, sometimes referred to as the comparison rate. This figure takes into account all the costs associated with the loan and is used…

Take a look inside our banks

By Cam McLellan Who should you be dealing with? It’s time to finally understand each of the bank’s internal departments. The bank’s attitude towards you will change as your portfolio grows and your business becomes more valuable to them. This being the case it’s important that you understand your progression through the bank’s different departments….

The car that James Bond wants

Posted by OpenCorp Staff It looks like an ordinary Range Rover – but it bristles with enough gadgets to make James Bond envious. The new armoured vehicle, dubbed the Chelsea tank, is designed to cope with small-arms fire – and even a chemical weapons attack – to foil would-be kidnappers. With thick armour plating, gun…

Don’t eat the marshmallow

By Cam McLellan One of the easiest ways to supercharge your property portfolio is by making a few small sacrifices today and delaying that gratification until you have built your wealth. For years I drove around in a beat up old Hilux worth half the amount of money other people I knew were spending on…