Archive for March, 2011

Property Versus Shares

Posted on 28. Mar, 2011 by .

One of the most common backyard barbeque debates in Australia relates to which provides better investment returns — property or shares? Australians are widely known to have had a long love affair with direct property, but an interest in sharemarket investing has also been on the rise over recent years.

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To buy or not to buy? That is the question.

Posted on 21. Mar, 2011 by .

According to expert portfolio managers, two of the best times to buy equities during this investment lifetime were after the economic recoveries of 1974 and 1990. The lead-up periods to each of these recoveries were also the closest in terms of economic meltdown to what we have recently been through, and are facing now. In 1974 and 1990, after the first spurt of economic growth, growth decelerated again (as it has in this past quarter) before the economy took off again.

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It pays to have Trauma Insurance

Posted on 14. Mar, 2011 by .

While it’s not nice to think about, trauma insurance can be viewed as “recovery insurance” – taking the pressure off while you focus on recovering from an illness or accident rather than worrying about your finances. It should be considered an essential part of any robust wealth protection plan, as the case studies below illustrate.

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Make your money work harder

Posted on 07. Mar, 2011 by .

Too young to start investing? It’s never too early to start. In fact, the earlier you start investing, the better – not only will you have more time in the market to increase your potential returns, but you will reap the benefits of compounding interest (or interest on your interest).

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