In our previous post we explored how the US dollar became a fiat currency, as well as the velocity of money and the fractional reserve banking system.   While many people would be shocked to find out that money has no essential value, they may be even more surprised to find out that most spending […]

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A lot of people don’t think much about the economy in their day to day lives.   Most people spend the majority of their time working, and when they aren’t doing this, they are distracting themselves with popular culture.   Yet every time we pay for something we are contributing to the economy. Whether it […]

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Meet Sarah and Louise. They are two hypothetical sisters who each received an inheritance of $100,000 back in 2007.   Sarah chose the so-called safe road of saving her money, but Louise took a risk and purchased some investment properties.   How did they compare come 2017?   Sarah the saver.   Sarah put her […]

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At the moment, we are in a buyers’ market. For all those first home buyers out there, now is the time to get cracking, because we don’t know how long this window of opportunity will last.   What is a buyer’s agent? Unlike a sales agent, who works on behalf of the seller to get […]

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The game changer is here. Cryptocurrencies are fast revolutionising the way we think about money. Libertarians are spruiking its decentralised and permissionless nature, while investors are getting richer at a rapid pace. But, what does cryptocurrency mean for property investing?    According to Nathan Birch, cryptocurrency has the potential to completely revolutionise the whole process. […]

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There is a lot of fear, uncertainty and doubt circulating around the property market at the moment. While the naysayers warn against disaster, those too fearful to take action stay losers and the system keeps on going.   The best way to break free from this cycle is to ignore the naysayers and educate yourself […]

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There are so many things to consider when buying an investment property that it’s no wonder so many people get overwhelmed. Aside from the cost and how the property will fit into your investment strategy, there’s also the issue of rentability.   How do you know if it’s a goer or a dud?   Unfortunately, […]

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In 2008 and 2009, we found ourselves in a global financial crisis. We are now coming to a point where a GFD is imminent.   What do I mean by GFD?   I mean a global financial depression – one that will make the GFC look like a minor glitch.   What does this mean […]

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What Strategies Can a First Home Buyer Use? As a first home buyer, you may wonder whether you should buy a home or an investment property first.   Everyone’s position is different. It is important to figure out what your budget is first. Then, it is a matter of asking yourself some questions.   Questions […]

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Is Defence housing a good investment? It’s a topic that divides many property investors.   While some are attracted to its relatively low risk, others are repelled by its lack of flexibility.   We thought we’d take a look at the benefits and drawbacks of Defence housing to explore whether it really is as good […]

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