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Former PM hits out at past negative gearing failure

Source: Smart Property Investor With the negative gearing debate refusing to go away, John Howard has reminded voters of where it all went wrong. Speaking at the First National Real Estate convention yesterday, Mr Howard lamented that the ongoing debate about negative gearing policy – fuelled by the upcoming federal election – was not giving enough…

Tall Poppy Syndrome

By Cam McLellan   Today I’m going to write about Tall Poppy Syndrome – in Australia we have a tendency when someone stands out from the crowd, to want to go along in a group mentality and chop them off at the head, to bring them back to the level of everyone else. So what…

My recent best deal with Cam McLellan

By Nila Sweeney What have been your best recent deals and why? One of my best recent purchases has been in the northern Brisbane suburb of Mango Hill. Mango Hill is perfectly positioned adjacent to the major growth hub of North Lakes, easily accessible to the CBD via the Bruce Highway, and has an abundance…

A Self-Employed Finance Strategy

By Michael Beresford Have you heard the story of the two-tradies, sitting side by side in a bar having a chat over a good old Carlton Draught? One can be overheard saying to the other, “My accountant’s a genius. He managed to get my income down to only $20,000 a year, which meant that I…