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There is so much that goes into property investment and ensuring that you’ll reach your financial and lifestyle goals by retirement. We believe everyone should have access to quality information and have made available numerous resources to help you build your knowledge and learn what no to do when investing in property and planning for your retirement. Start reading our blogs, newsletters and articles and watching out videos today to start learning!

The Cost of Interest

What is the largest single amount of money you expect to part with in your life?  For most families, a family home will probably be the largest single purchase they will make in their lives.  But while the actual purchase price you pay for a house may be the biggest amount of money you spend in a single lump sum, there is likely to be another cos...

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Someone Took a Calculated Risk

Question: How many generations can you trace your family back to? 2, 3 or 4 maybe..... Now looking at your family’s wealth base how many of you can easily see the millions of dollars within the family estates in property, cash, shares etc? What....... your family doesn’t have all those tens of millions in the family estate? (Don’t worry I...

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Retire Sooner, Richer!

Retire sooner, richer! Isn’t that what almost everyone wished for? This time, Your Investment Property Magazine provides a case study to our team at Empower Wealth, focusing on 30-something couple with a combined income of $130,000 p.a. Will it be possible for them to build a multi-million dollar portfolio? Our team build a customised investment ...

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Novice to a Millionaire

The team at Empower Wealth is given a case study by Your Investment Property Magazine to assist a novice investor on a modest income in making a million dollars in 10 years. Is it possible to do so? The team, with an extensive knowledge and experience in property investing will lay out a diversified strategy which includes the purchase of four prop...

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Buyer Impatience Drives Property Price Growth

I recall way back when I was studying there were future projections about  how the rapid advances with computers were forecasted to deliver us so much more leisure time in the future,  because they were going to increase our productivity and efficiencies at work, meaning we would get the work done quicker then head home and enjoy life. How wro...

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From Action to Measurement

In last month’s newsletter ( available from our website ), we outlined two key steps needed to take your Money Plan and put it into action - getting your existing money working as hard as possible for you, and taking control of your spending. These two steps can be achieved by implementing the Account Structures and cash flow strategies that form...

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The ‘Piggybacking’ Strategy

There are many property investment strategies available to investors looking to create wealth through investing in residential property. This month I am going to share with you one of my strategies I call the ‘Piggybacking’ Strategy. Property values are made up of two components, the land value and the ‘improvements’ (more communally ref...

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Complicating Simple

Throughout the business world over the years there has been a lot of discussion about concepts and/or theories around best business practice, thought leadership theories etc, etc.  Great sayings like “if it isn’t broke, don’t fix it” to the complete opposite of “if it isn’t broke, break it”........ My observations from my time in ...

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Advisor vs. Salesperson

I’m in the process of finalising the plans for a major renovation of our home, and there are a lot of people involved in the process and a lot of decisions we need to make – BIG Decisions that carry a lot of costs. Through this process it has once again been highlighted to me the wish I have always had regarding making BIG financial decision...

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World Comparisons Irrelevant

You’re sitting down about to read the paper or watch the nightly news or one of those incredibly intellectually  stimulating current affairs programs and  the headline grab is something along the lines of: Australian Property - some of the most expensive in the world! Melbourne / Sydney - in the top 10 most expensive cities in the world to li...

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If You Can Measure It, You Can Manage It

You have heard me talk about treating your household as a business.  Those of you who are new to our newsletter, let me revisit this point. Your household, which could be you, you and your partner etc, generates income for the work you and potentially other members of your household do, just like a business generates income.  In fact if a hous...

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Money Choices

In this month’s comment I’m putting my focus on discretionary and lifestyle spending decision with a goal of just making people contemplate a little harder before making such decisions or continuing with the money choices they currently make... Smoking: Based on research conducted by Galaxy for Pfizer in 2009, the average smoker spends $2,50...

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