• Why same sex and Socceroos will boost economy
    Yahoo7 Finance3 days ago

    Why same sex and Socceroos will boost economy

    It was staggering to see the revelation that we had the longest run of job gains in 23 years and not one major newspaper thought it was worthy of a story, headline or pointer on their front pages! I know there are a lot of distractions at the moment in Canberra, with many of our politicians exposed as

  • Helping kiwis clear child support debt
    Yahoo7 Finance3 days ago

    Helping kiwis clear child support debt

    Parents who are committed to paying their child support obligations, but are struggling with debt, may be able to get some of their penalty debt written off. The Child Support Act has been amended to allow Inland Revenue to write-off penalty debt, or fees from defaulting on child support payments, in

  • Is China's love affair with Aus property over?
    Yahoo7 Finance4 days ago

    Is China's love affair with Aus property over?

    Just one month ago, the investment bank Credit Suisse, advised the Sydney housing market looked set to be stronger for longer, as Chinese buyer demand defied a clampdown on capital outflows. Now the investment bank advises they have detected a sudden withdrawal of Chinese investors from the Australian

  • 16 things I wish I knew when I started investing (part 2)
    Yahoo7 Finance4 days ago

    16 things I wish I knew when I started investing (part 2)

    One of the big secrets to successful property investment is the power of compounding and leverage. This means the earlier you start investing and the longer you hold your properties, the more time your money has to grow. Fact is, a large part of your asset base when you retire will not be money have

  • Click Frenzy chaos: Slow internet "poorly organised", say shoppers
    Yahoo7 Finance5 days ago

    Click Frenzy chaos: Slow internet "poorly organised", say shoppers

    Shoppers have vented their frustration on social media claiming the bi-annual Click Frenzy shopping event was “poorly organised”. The chaos kicked off at 7pm on Tuesday with huge savings on a range of products including home, fashion, toys, sport and travel.

  • Click Frenzy: Fancy a $2 FitBit, $10 TV’s or $10 iPad?
    Yahoo7 Finance6 days ago

    Click Frenzy: Fancy a $2 FitBit, $10 TV’s or $10 iPad?

    It’s the sale that stops a nation – well kind of.

  • How to prevent your insurance claim from being rejected
    Yahoo7 Finance7 days ago

    How to prevent your insurance claim from being rejected

    New research from finder.com.au shows that one in six Australians have had an insurance claim rejected – and it’s potentially due to human error. It seems that the most complicated claims see the highest rejection rate, with 50% of life insurance claims being knocked back, as well as 41% of car insurance

  • How to ask for a wage rise (and get it)
    Yahoo7 Finance7 days ago

    How to ask for a wage rise (and get it)

    The lack of salary growth that has besieged the Aussie jobs market is “about to change”, Andrew Morris, Director of Robert Half Australia, told Yahoo7 Finance. It’s now a job seekers world and a ‘candidate-short’ market, where employers are struggling to fill jobs, he added. There have been more and

  • Why the RBA is wrong, wrong wrong
    Yahoo7 Finance7 days ago

    Why the RBA is wrong, wrong wrong

    The latest Statement on Monetary Policy has confirmed the failure of the Reserve Bank of Australia to implement monetary policy settings that are consistent with its inflation target and objective of full employment. It used to be the case that the RBA could never have a medium term forecast for inflation

  • How to claim donations and gifts this festive season
    Yahoo7 Finance7 days ago

    How to claim donations and gifts this festive season

    Of course, giving to a good cause is usually a reward in itself but it certainly doesn’t hurt that you can potentially get some tax benefits from your donation. You can only claim a tax deduction for gifts or donations to organisations which are deductible gift recipients (DGRs). When you make a gift

  • For the sake of our stock market & super funds: Why Donald's tax cuts need to happen
    Yahoo7 Finance10 days ago

    For the sake of our stock market & super funds: Why Donald's tax cuts need to happen

    Before we heard the news that Donald Trump’s ‘beloved’ Republicans in the Senate were going to possibly delay the proposed tax cuts, which sent US stocks down, I was set to explain why our stock market beat the 6000 level on the S&P/ASX 200 index this week and then powered higher. One of the reasons

  • 16 things I wish I knew when I started investing
    Yahoo7 Finance10 days ago

    16 things I wish I knew when I started investing

    As Jim Rohn said: “If you don’t design your own life plan, chances are you’ll fall into someone else’s plan. While property investing may be simple, it’s not easy and that’s not a play on words – it takes skill. Here’s another great quote from Jim Rohn: “Don’t wish it were easier, wish you were better

  • There’s never been a better time to go shopping
    Yahoo7 Finance11 days ago

    There’s never been a better time to go shopping

    Of course he said he would like to see higher wages, but the reality is there’s not much more the Reserve Bank can do to solve the problem. Basically, at this point in the economic cycle, with close to ‘full employment’, there should be some upwards pressure on wages. It’s the unemployment rate at

  • 16 things I wish I knew when I started investing
    Yahoo7 Finance11 days ago

    16 things I wish I knew when I started investing

    As Jim Rohn said: “If you don’t design your own life plan, chances are you’ll fall into someone else’s plan. While property investing may be simple, it’s not easy and that’s not a play on words – it takes skill. Here’s another great quote from Jim Rohn: “Don’t wish it were easier, wish you were better

  • Should you get out of property and into stocks?
    Yahoo7 Finance12 days ago

    Should you get out of property and into stocks?

    A man reacts as he looks at a board displaying stock prices at the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) in Sydney, Australia, April 26, 2016. The Australia stock market is moving higher to the point where the ASX200 index is poised to break above 6,000 points for the first time since 2008. The past

  • Rates on hold on Melbourne Cup day
    Yahoo7 Finance13 days ago

    Rates on hold on Melbourne Cup day

    Rates have been kept on hold ahead of Tuesday’s Melbourne Cup race at 3pm, in line with punters expectations the RBA wouldn’t hike interest rates this side of Christmas. The Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) announced it would hold rates steady at historic lows of 1.50 per cent after its board meeting

  • It’s time for politicians to get real. I’m so over this rubbish
    Yahoo7 Finance17 days ago

    It’s time for politicians to get real. I’m so over this rubbish

    Excuse my rudeness but another dopey politician has just worked out that he’s not eligible to sit in our Parliament. This guy has the lofty title of Senate President but Stephen Parry has just limply put up his hand (after all this time of Canberra’s inquisition into who is or who isn’t a foreigner!

  • Should you be greedy when other investors are fearful
    Yahoo7 Finance18 days ago

    Should you be greedy when other investors are fearful

    Buy counter cyclically. That’s what many “experts” are suggesting.

  • Aussies choosing between fresh fruit and keeping the lights on
    Yahoo7 Finance19 days ago

    Aussies choosing between fresh fruit and keeping the lights on

    Could you imagine having to choose between keeping the lights on or buying fresh fruit and vegies?

  • How to reduce your home loan repayments (and save $70,000)
    Yahoo7 Finance20 days ago

    How to reduce your home loan repayments (and save $70,000)

    Interest rates comparison site RateCity is encouraging all home owners to check their loans online after it was revealed some lenders are charging existing customers more for their mortgages than new customers on the same loans. RateCity research revealed there are ten lenders who openly price loans

  • Revealed: 10 biggest money wasters costing you $5,000 A YEAR
    Yahoo7 Finance20 days ago

    Revealed: 10 biggest money wasters costing you $5,000 A YEAR

    Today (October 31) is World Savings Day – and an apt time to take a closer look at the biggest drains on your wallet.

  • How RBA's 'serious' errors are hitting your pocket
    Yahoo7 Finance21 days ago

    How RBA's 'serious' errors are hitting your pocket

    Australia’s economy is being held back by a serious policy error from the Reserve Bank of Australia. Annual GDP growth has been stuck around 2 to 2.5 per cent, at best, for the last four years which has meant underemployment and unemployment have remained well above the levels normally associated with

  • My call on the future of interest rates
    Yahoo7 Finance24 days ago

    My call on the future of interest rates

    Once upon a time we used to be scared of high inflation but now it’s the reverse — we fear disinflation or worst still, deflation. Disinflation is when prices rise at a diminishing rate, while deflation means prices are falling. The Consumer Price Index – the main measure of inflation in Australia

  • 3 ways to shave your property investment risk
    Yahoo7 Finance24 days ago

    3 ways to shave your property investment risk

    Do you know the difference between a successful investor and one who fails before they even begin? Here’s the trick: smart investors hope for the best but prepare for the worst. On the other hand, uneducated – or fly-by-night – investors buy any old property thinking it will always go up in value.

  • Inside Apple’s struggle to get iPhone X to you on time
    Yahoo7 Finance25 days ago

    Inside Apple’s struggle to get iPhone X to you on time

    As of early fall, it was clearer than ever that production problems meant Apple Inc. wouldn’t have enough iPhone Xs in time for the holidays. As Wall Street analysts and fan blogs watched for signs that the company would stumble, Apple came up with a solution: It quietly told suppliers they could reduce