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The Ins and Outs of being a Guarantor

Saturday, 19 May 2012, 16:00 | Home Finance and Mortgage, Loans | 0 Comment
by Numan

Guaranteeing a loan for someone is a very generous act and can give a loved one the pleasure of home ownership much sooner than might have otherwise been possible. It’s also a tricky area in lending with seemingly endless policy differences between lenders on how it can be set up and the requirements to make […]

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Government Assistance to help you own your home

Saturday, 19 May 2012, 15:50 | Home Finance and Mortgage | 0 Comment
by Numan

With interest rates being lowered again this week, the RBA is really trying to get the economy moving, which adds to the already existing government incentives that are in place to assist people with home ownership. These are not restricted to first home buyers either, so if you have the option, it’s well worth looking […]

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How can home insurance save me money?

Friday, 2 December 2011, 16:54 | Home Finance and Mortgage, Insurance | 0 Comment
by Numan

Insurance for a policy holder’s house costs money throughout the year. The insurance company will decide how much of a risk a house has of being destroyed by various events. If the risk is high, the premiums will be high, but this type of insurance will save the owners of the house a lot of […]

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Carnival of Financial Planning – May 16, 2009 Edition

Welcome to the May 16, 2009 edition of the Carnival of Financial Planning. Today I’m having the pleasure of hosting the Carnival of Financial Planning on The Personal Financier. The Carnival of Financial Planning takes a long-term view of personal financial planning for individuals and families. We focus on efficient and sustainable ...

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Learning the financial language will save you money

by Numan

Proficiency in “Financialish” equals money and empowerment According to one urban legend the score in tennis matches was meant to confuse the common bystander, safely maintaining it within the confines of aristocracy. Other explanations include a clock face used in medieval French for scoring the game moving a quarter each time and ...

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Is It Better to Buy or Rent?

Wednesday, 16 July 2008, 23:41 | Home Finance and Mortgage | 0 Comment
by Numan

Another look at this timeless question. Now better explained with a great tool by NY Times. The NY Times has one of a few calculators that actually get the comparison between rent or buy right. I strongly recommend visiting Is it Better to Buy or Rent @ NY Times to get a feel of it. […]

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Why A Mortgage Is An Opportunity And Why We Shouldn’t Fear Mortgages

Wednesday, 18 June 2008, 16:31 | Home Finance and Mortgage, Investing | 0 Comment
by Numan

If I was a potential home buyer I’d start browsing for opportunities Even the mere mention of a mortgage is sometimes enough to send some people running for their lives. Mortgages have a bad rep and are associated with debt, dubious financial logic and the recent sub-prime crisis. The truth, as always, lies in the […]

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The Perfect Home is a Financial Nightmare – Don’t Get Caught Up In the Costly Race

Wednesday, 4 June 2008, 15:29 | Home Finance and Mortgage, Money Saving Tips | 0 Comment
by Numan

It is very easy to get sucked in a terribly expensive effort which never really ends My wife and I just returned from our 203th visit to IKEA with some interesting insights I’d like to share. Since we’ve bought our apartment and renovated it we’ve been caught up in a continuing effort to furnish and […]

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