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Can your first home be an investment property?

Thursday, 16 June 2016 10:53

When you've put together enough savings for a home loan, your next step is going to be deciding what kind of real estate to buy. Even though the age-old dream of living in your own home is still alive and kicking for many, a lot of savvy buyers are taking out their first ever mortgage to buy an investment property.

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How do you keep your staff happy and productive?

Thursday, 16 June 2016 10:43

If you run a small business with staff working for you, keeping them happy could be one of the biggest challenges. One survey indicated that only 24 per cent of interviewed employees considered themselves satisfied with their work life1 – hardly a fantastic result.

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Decorating ideas for your business

Thursday, 16 June 2016 10:26

Does your small business feel like it has been designed to encourage a productive work environment? One survey indicates that consideration for the design of a workspace could be beneficial for workers as it may help with productivity, introduce a sense of community and may make being at work more enjoyable1.

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The beginner's guide to property investment

Thursday, 16 June 2016 10:13

Starting off in investment can be a confusing business, but there are few basic questions that every budding property buyer needs to ask themselves before starting to look at their options in home loans. Here are two to get you started:

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New or used: What's the right car for you?

Friday, 10 June 2016 11:30

Australia is an automotive nation. Home of the Holden, friends of the Ford, territory of the Toyota: we love our vehicles, but do we know how to buy them? Check out our quick guide to buying a new car versus a used one.

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Lodging your tax return

Friday, 10 June 2016 10:41

Lodging your tax return might be a bit of a hassle but the refund is definitely worth the effort. The extra boosts to your bank account could help pay off your credit card or you could use it as a deposit to finance a new car; whatever you choose to do with your tax return, is up to you. However, there’s no better feeling than receiving your tax return early so here’s a few tips to get you over the line.

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Top 5 tips for timber staining

Tuesday, 31 May 2016 10:05

You've sorted your home loan, bought a new house but there's a certain something missing: a great timber stain on your deck, fences or other timber furniture. Knowledge is power in the staining game, so make sure you check out these top 5 tips to make sure your efforts don't just end up as a stain on your DIY record.

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