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The risk of not diversifying
New to investing? Get smart and diversify

Life’s full of risks. That’s a given. Some you can mitigate against, some you can’t.   When it comes to investing, one of the critical ways of minimising risk is diversification. It can save you a lot of stress, particularly if you’re prone to money worries keeping you awake at night. In fact, I’d argue that a diversified portfolio should play a vital role within any long-term...

Unhappy with Investment Fees
Why fees can seriously cramp your investment style

You rarely get a free ride in life. Same goes for investments – every one you make will have some kind of fee attached.   Left to run amok, fees can seriously suck the life out of your investment portfolio. I’ve lost count of the number of people I’ve met with active portfolios who’re losing significant amounts of cash at the hands of rampant fees. They really...

Investing Compound Interest
The power of compounding returns

This week, I want to talk you through compounding interest, often referred to as ‘compound earnings’.Albert Einstein called it one of the ‘greatest mathematical discoveries of all time’. Many in the financial world refer to it as ‘a force of nature’ – a secret sauce, if you will. Whichever way you look at it, compounding returns have played a critical role in helping the rich...

The beginner's guide to the sharemarket Orange Wealth
The beginner’s guide to the sharemarket

For a novice, the sharemarket can be like landing in Shanghai and not being able to speak Mandarin. As with any language, though, start learning the foundations, and all of a sudden things start to fall into place.   Ultimately, the sharemarket can be as complex as you want to make it. It really depends on what your financial goals are and whether you want to learn...

Has the Melbourne property market peaked? orange wealth
Has the Melbourne property market peaked?

Auction clearance rates in Melbourne have been on the wane for the best part of the year now. So much so, they hit a five-year low last weekend, dipping under 60 percent. If you own property, you’d be forgiven for thinking the market’s year-on-year growth would continue shooting up for the foreseeable future. It’s had an incredible run, that’s for sure. Right now, it’s certainly a buyer’s market...

buying my dream family home orange wealth
Buying my dream family home 5 years before I needed it saved me $275,000

When I think about my family home, the saying, “Don’t put off until tomorrow what you can do today,” comes to mind. The purchase of our family home is hands down, the best financial decision I’ve ever made - but in today’s housing market, it’s not easy. As a kid, I remember running around my family house with my brother and sister and those memories...