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Stocks are expensive, but what does that mean?

If you follow the stock market you have probably heard numerous times that stock prices are currently expensive. I myself am guilty of saying this on many occasions. But what does it actually mean when someone says that stocks are expensive? Well firstly, it refers to the stock market in general. Obviously not every single

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How to minimise capital gains tax (CGT) in Australia

So you made an investment, it went better than you thought, and now you want to sell out and take profits but are scared of the big tax bill lurking around the corner if you do. Well luckily there some strategies you can implement to help reduce your tax liability. Now before I kick this

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How to buy a cheap listed investment company (LIC)

Listed investment companies or LICs offer a unique investment structure whereby they are a closed pool of assets. This means that when you buy into an LIC, the fund isn’t growing, you are simply buying someone else’s share of the assets. This structure can have a number of benefits over a more traditional style open-ended

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The case for alternatives in these testing times

Investing in the current market is quite tricky. The Australian stock market is at an all-time high, the US stock market is at an all-time high, and this is a common theme among most developed countries around the world. To make matters harder, if we take money out of the stock market and put it

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Using the law of least effort to achieve financial goals

As humans we can be inherently lazy – we want the best possible outcome with the least amount of effort and, in our modern society, we have many ways to achieve this. If you want food, you can get a meal delivered to your door – no shopping, cooking or cleaning necessary. If you want

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Changes coming to Income Protection 1 October 2021

Income Protection policies as we know it are changing come 1 October 2021. Now before you switch off and say “boring, no one cares” bear with me because Income Protection is, for many people, an important aspect of their financial plan. Your income is the best wealth creation tool you have, so it makes sense

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