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Positive Gearing. What is it, how does it happen and do you want it anyway

Posted on June 17th, 2017
by David Orth


Positive Gearing. What is it, how does it happen and do you want it anyway?

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Recent posts


Tax Deductibe Debt

Posted on June 10th, 2017
by David Orth


Did you know you can pay the same rate of interest to a bank – but that the actual cost to you of that debt will differ depending on whether the interest is deductible or not?

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Indexing the best choice for investors large and small

Posted on March 10th, 2017
by David Orth


Recently this week Morningstar published an article about Warren Buffet's views on index funds versus hedge funds or actively managed funds...

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I received a surprise in the mail the other day

Posted on October 6th, 2016 at 11:01 AM
by David Orth


What caught my attention were the balances. My account apparently went from...

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The great superfund rort

Posted on June 20th, 2016 at 11:01 AM
by David Orth


It never ceases to amaze us how retail and industry superfunds have gotten away with what we would call one of the biggest rorts in Australian history.....

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The dodgy big 4 banks

Posted on June 8th, 2016 at 11:02 AM
by David Orth


Making billions from the tears of customers, manipulating markets and issuing sub-standard financial advice – these are just some of the perks of being one of the big 4.....

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Exchange Traded Funds: a guide for beginners

Posted on May 30th, 2016 at 11:01 AM
by David Orth


What are ETF’s, why are they becoming so popular and how do you access them.....

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The hidden fees in super

Posted on April 12th, 2016 at 9:21 AM
by Real Wealth Opinion


If an ATM can easily disclose a fee worth $2, why can't super disclose fees worth hundreds......

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You can forget about relying on the age pension

Posted on April 11th, 2016 at 9:23
by Real Wealth Opinion


There has to be changes to the age pension and most won't be happy about it....

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Most Australians pay for 2 identical insurance policies

Posted April 4th, 2016 at 11:11 AM
by Real Wealth Opinion


In most industries there are companies profiting when consumers are uneducated. This is one of the worst cases that we have ever come across....

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Retiring soon? The risk that you MUST know about

Posted March 29th, 2016 at 9:23 AM
by Real Wealth Opinion


It's a risk not many know about that everyone coming close to retiring should know about....

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What retail superfunds invest in

Posted March 7th, 2016 at 9:00 AM
by Real Wealth Opinion


Despite retail super funds carrying a vast amount of Australian’s happy retirement, relatively few people actually understand what they’re invested in....

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How a failed attempt at self-improvement saved me 10k a year

Posted on February 22, 2016 at 10:45 AM

by Real Wealth news


How my frustration with the bank, incompetent Google searching, failed self-improvement and sneaky targeted Google advertising saved me at least $10,000 a year.

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This cheeky comic sums up the GFC

Posted on February 15, 2016 at 9:45 AM

by Real Wealth news


This cheeky comic explains what happened in the GFC better than anything else....

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Vanguard ETF's in depth

Posted on February 8, 2016 at 10:05 AM

by Real Wealth education


The Vanguard Group is one of the largest investment groups in the world and offers exchange traded funds in a variety of categories....

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Video


What are ETF's

This excellent video made by iShares explains what ETF's are


The Big Short

The Big Short is a must see movie for anyone who wants to know what happened during the GFC


Overdose: The Next Financial Crisis

This documentary is a great watch.