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Housing affordability | Has the horse truly bolted?

The Australian property market. Everyone has an opinion, but no one has a crystal ball. If you believe Fairfax and News Limited and their respective newspapers, there’s never been a worse time in history to buy a house. For those not already in the market, many feel the horse has bolted, and now the government is trying its best to coax it back in. Whichever way you look at...

Why you need an emergency fund orange wealth
Why you need an emergency fund

In life, rainy days are bound to happen. Unexpected bills, mechanical dramas with the car – you name it – they’re inevitable. Often, they can feel like a bit of a financial sucker punch.If you haven’t got one, consider setting up an emergency fund. Make sure it’s separate to your primary savings. It should solely be for unplanned expenses, not planned ones. Car rego, for example, wouldn’t fall into the...

Financial Coaching coach for your health and financial fitness orange wealth
7 reasons you should employ a coach for your health and financial fitness

A few years ago I was feeling tired and unfit. My exercise regime was non-existent and my diet was getting progressively worse. One day I decided to go for a run.Wow, what an eye opener, I could hardly run 1km and I was panting and wheezing.I needed help.I decided to give a personal trainer a go, but I didn’t know how to...

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Can money really buy happiness?

Wouldn’t life be so much easier if we just had a little bit more money? I’m sure it’s a question we’ve all asked ourselves now and again.It’s easy to fall into the cycle of thinking that "if only we could get that better-paying job" or "get that pay rise" we’d been angling for, then we’d definitely be happier.We then think that with all...