small business finance and loans
BusinessInvesting

How Small Business Lenders are Changing the Financing Landscape for Au Businesses

In the years gone by, traditional financial institutions such as banks were the sole custodians of business financing solutions in Australia. If you are a small business owner in need of startup/working/expansion capital, the bank is your best bet and God help you if the loan officer doesn’t like your …

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entrepreneurship
Investing

Sharing Is Caring – How to Spread the Stress of Entrepreneurship with a Shared Office

The world is a complex place for an entrepreneur. On the one hand, it’s never been easier to launch a business. Anybody with an internet connection and a good idea can do it. However, this level of access only raises the goalposts to unprecedented heights. If anybody can start a …

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finances in your 30s
InvestingPersonal Finance

3 Things You Should Do About your Finances in your 30s Before Turning 40

Your 30s is an important phase in life where you set the pace for what might be regarded as the second half of your life before you retire from working. Many people put their retirement plan on autopilot by just going with the flow instead taking charge of their finances. …

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investing in coffee
InvestingLifestyle

5 Tips for Joining the Melbourne Coffee Game

Melbourne is known the world-over as one of the best coffee cities in the world. In the 1950’s, an influx of European immigrants lead to the beginning of Melbourne’s love affair with coffee, a passion that continues to this day. It is one of the best cities to visit as …

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3 forex mistakes to avoid
Investing

3 Common Mistakes that Forex Investors Make

Forex can be seen as the most challenging of the markets, the patterns that emerge often seem entirely spontaneous. Luckily, this is far from being true. The trends that dominate the foreign exchange are actually driven by thousands of diverse external factors, helping to provide a clue to what will …

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regular income from investments
InvestingLifestyle

How to generate more income & reduce risk from your investments

Generating extra income can be a challenge and while working more hours may increase your take home, it is of course capped by hours in the day! The alternative is generating investment income, but that can be just a bit harder than it looks! Currently in Australia, lower interest rates …

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How apps can help with home inspections
Around the HomeInvesting

How Property Inspection Apps Help With Investing in a New Home

Purchasing a new home is quite an investment. There are several things to consider you’re your family size and location among other things. Moreover, getting a new house will cost you big money so don’t forget to consider your budget as well. Hence, it is important that you inspect properties …

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Costs for a first home
Around the HomeInvesting

Your First Mortgage: How Much Can I Borrow?

You’ve decided that you’d like to buy a home. Congratulations! But before you start browsing property listings and gathering moving boxes, you need to ask a big question: “How much can I borrow?” Chances are, if you’re a first-time homebuyer then you will, in fact, need to borrow money for …

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Forex trading 101
InvestingPersonal Finance

How to Get Started as a Forex Trader

The forex markets move at an incredible speed, rising and falling in a pattern as eternal and fluid as the oceans. For many, this challenge and excitement is intoxicating, and traders will often wax lyrical about the special cocktail of thrills and spills that forex is famed for. Yet it …

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Financing retirement
InvestingLifestyle

Financing Your Retirement

Have you thought about your retirement lately? Whether you’ve just secured your first job or have been working for decades, it’s never too early or too late to start planning how you’ll finance the years beyond your working life. A good place to start when making financial decisions for your …

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