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Make Money Simple Again on Today Show!

This time on Channel 9’s Today Show, Ben introduces his and Bryce’s brand new book, Make Money Simple Again!  Knowing that plenty of mums and dads out there are struggling with their money habits, trapping surplus and putting their “money to work”, this book is the designed to make this easy.   Peter Stefanovic: The time now for T...

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The ‘flour jar’ method of saving for a house

Last week, you might have noticed a video of Bryce and Ben circulating around Facebook talking about the ‘flour jar’ method of saving for a house! Yup, that’s right! Our podcast, The Property Couch has partnered with Realestate.com.au to produce a series of videos and articles to help more Australians realise their true potential around money...

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First Home Super Saver Scheme – What is it?

In this How To session, I want to talk about the 2017 Federal Budget. Treasurer Scott Morrison has announced a First Home Super Saver Scheme. Now, this Saver Scheme is all about trying to help first home buyers save for a deposit. Let's look at how it works. Effectively what you can do is, you can salary sacrifice into your super a maximum of $15,0...

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Do Holiday Homes make Good Investments?

I’m often asked the question on whether or not Holiday homes make for great investments and generally speaking, from what I’ve seen, it doesn’t and largely it comes down to the fact that the time when you want to rent it out to get the maximum money from is actually the time when you want to spend the time in there with your family. So that...

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Making Room to Grow

Some property investors are quite lucky when it comes to their investing journey. They met the right people, got the right advice and invested in the right property at the right time. However, this article on API Magazine is not about those type of investors. It's about investors who received dodgy advice from certain advisors and end up with a lem...

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Control your retirement income

When you retire, there are different financial factors to consider because you are no longer receiving income from employment. Adverse market movements can have a greater impact on your savings in retirement because you’re not replenishing your savings with a regular pay cheque. Additionally, when you’re employed your income generally increases...

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Nothing ever Changes if Nothing Ever Changes

Have you considered if your retirement income will sustain your lifestyle? If not perhaps it is time to put away the fear of change and act now. Households are going to be in for a rude shock in retirement, as they come to terms with reduced income and the impact on their lifestyle unless they start acting now. There is a rule of thumb to help ...

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Rental Yields Vs. Term Deposits

With the further cut in the cash rate announced this month by the RBA, the banks will shortly start to announce their new savings deposit rates, which are coming down with each cut. Some commentators are talking about the cash rate getting as low as 2.5% which means it’s cheaper for the banks to access money from the RBA than via customers’ ...

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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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