The Million Dollar Question – Buy or Rent?

The Million Dollar Question – Buy or Rent?

Owning a house has long since been an Australian dream. The process was the same; rent at first, save for a deposit then jump into ownership at the earliest. This way of life made for a predictable housing pattern. Nowadays, however, behaviours have changed, especially in Western Australia. A need for lifestyle flexibility, difficulties in saving for a home deposit and a lack of confidence in the housing market has led some to become long-term tenants instead of homeowners. (more…)

Black-tie dinner to end homelessness – Really?

Black-tie dinner to end homelessness – Really?

Fancy dining experiences and black-tie functions seem to be somewhat becoming a trend in fundraising lately. However, does that extravagance hurt the cause more than it helps? With several charities taking this approach, it is increasingly coming under scrutiny and becoming much criticised. People have more than often voiced disappointment over such classy evenings being nothing more than another stunt for corporate profiling.

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What are Variable Home Loans all about?

What are Variable Home Loans all about?

When considering a home loan, you need to decide on the type of loan to apply for. Because of their flexibility and low rates when compared to other types of mortgage products, many people opt for variable loans. So, what are these variable home loans all about – is this type of loan right for you? 

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Financing your Entrepreneurial Venture – An Overview

Financing your Entrepreneurial Venture – An Overview

Considering that Australia has a comparatively high percentage of people who are currently aspiring to start their own business over the next 5 years, this topic is highly contemporary and one much sought after.

One is correct in assuming that most successful businesses have a robust plan and thus, as a first set of action, one should put their thoughts down on paper. A Business Plan provides clarity and direction and is result of extensive research. However, that is for another day. (more…)

Passing of Superannuation after death

Passing of Superannuation after death

The critical objective of estate planning is to ensure that the right people get your assets after you pass away. Traditionally this is done via a Will; however, it is now common for a third or more of a family’s wealth to be in superannuation, which is not automatically covered by your will.

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On the Streets with the Fortuna Foundation Team

On the Streets with the Fortuna Foundation Team

Meet Skewie. Yesterday, we had dinner with our friend, Skewie.

He is a mid-aged guy with four grown-up kids. When he found that his beloved was cheating on him, he decided to leave home. He has been homeless from nearly four years now and can pretty much always be found near IGA at Leederville. “She is their mother…I have never told my children and I don’t intend to”…

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