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Is 'The Great Australian Dream' a sham?
Personal Finance
Is 'The Great Australian Dream' a sham?
Peter Dutton has made housing a key issue for the next election, pledging to “restore the Australian dream” of home ownership. It got me...
James Gruber | 31 May 2024
Why I've chosen to rent for life
Personal Finance
Why I've chosen to rent for life
Is owning your home the only way to build wealth?
Mark LaMonica, CFA | 29 May 2024
Financial pathways to buying a home require planning
Personal Finance
Financial pathways to buying a home require planning
In the six months of my battle with brain cancer, one part of financial markets has fascinated me, and it’s probably not what you think. What's...
Graham Hand | 22 May 2024
Are retirement assumptions about home ownership fundamentally flawed?
Personal Finance
Are retirement assumptions about home ownership fundamentally flawed?
We’ve assumed that people will enter retirement owning their home outright. Given increases in home prices is this a reality anymore?
Mark LaMonica, CFA | 06 May 2024
Does buying a house stack up financially?
Personal Finance
Does buying a house stack up financially?
Buying a house offers stability and a sense of community. But are you buying for these reasons? Or could your money work harder in other ways? 
Mark LaMonica, CFA | 22 March 2024
How to successfully pick an investment property
Personal Finance
How to successfully pick an investment property
Australia’s top buyers agent lays down her strategy.
Shani Jayamanne | 14 March 2024
Paying off your mortgage vs investing
Personal Finance
Paying off your mortgage vs investing
The second part of our series explores the benefits of paying off the entire mortgage and the impact of changes in home values and interest rates.
Mark LaMonica, CFA | 30 January 2024
Should you invest or pay off your mortgage?
Personal Finance
Should you invest or pay off your mortgage?
How does the benefit from extra mortgage payments compare to investing in the share market? 
Mark LaMonica, CFA | 16 July 2023
The extra costs of buying your first home
Personal Finance
The extra costs of buying your first home
A deposit is only half the battle when buying a home.
Shani Jayamanne | 27 June 2023
Why Australia is obsessed with housing
Personal Finance
Why Australia is obsessed with housing
Australia is arguably obsessed with property, seemingly more than most other countries. What drives this obsession and is it rational?
James Gruber | 01 June 2023