Our Christmas gift to you from Australia’s ‘top financial columnist’.

Want some great holiday reading to get your finances sorted and make a start towards a brighter financial future? Or are looking for a great gift for a friend or family member to help them with their finances? Noel Whittaker has written over 20 finance and investing books and helped thousands of Australians manage their investments and personal finances. Noel has generously given …

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Business Start Ups| Entrepreneurship| Mark Bouris and Me – OMG?!

An investing story … So here I am pottering around finding the best investment people and stuff I can – for  you guys! Property investing strategies and hot spots, tips for starting a business, how to set up your share portfolio, best superannuation funds, and pressing the flesh with the likes of Randi Zuckerberg (feature photo) trying to find gurus – …

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Advisers say you should have property in your investment portfolio. How?

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Financial planners and advisers recommend that any investment strategy should include real estate. Your choices are to: invest directly in property or indirectly through real estate investment trusts (REITs) or similar structures Many people believe that home ownership gives them enough exposure to property investing, while others choose to add more property into their investment mix. Our BiG Guide #3.1 …

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BiG’s green guru Mark Bouris launches guru!

Want to spend a bit of time productively this weekend? How about you check out what businessman, entrepreneur and the founder of Wizard Home Loans and Yellow Brick Road has to offer? Mark Bouris has launched a free financial forecasting tool called Guru. The aim is to help you take control of your finances and see where you’ll be at age 65 …

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BiG Guide#4.1 Share Investing| How to get started investing in shares

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In Guide #1.1 Wealth Creation | How to assess your financial position, make a budget, and manage your money – you see how much information is around to help you manage your money.  There are even more people around wanting to advise you and help you spend your money! The value to beginner investors (investing 101/Investing for dummies!) is in …

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Launch of the BiG investing Guides

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Now that the BiG 30 Day Challenge has finished, we’re into our next phase of making BiG THE go to place for you to find: great financial and investing information, and the Best investment Gurus, analysts and commentators, ancillary service providers and others Given that many of you will be filling out your tax returns and have boxes of receipts and …

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Day 30 BiG 30Day Investing Challenge – Investing BiG Regrets | Investing B.S. | Investing Boot Camps

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Congratulations, you’vemade it to the final day of  our Challenge! As you manoeuvre through the topsy turvy world of investing, you’re bound to have regrets, come across some B.S. and wonder if some of the intense training and investing strategies will help you get results quickly. 1. Investing BiG Regrets A common investing regret is not to have started earlier. …

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Day 29 BiG30Day Investing Challenge | Haven’t Started Investing Yet? Maybe You’re Dreamin’?

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Ah Monday! Another day another dollar – do you have to earn it yourself, or are your investments now earning it for you? Welcome to our final Monday Challenge, our budding investors! The beginning of a new week and a new phase of your lives where you’ve found the courage to start building your investment portfolio. Or, still dreamin? Maybe …

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Day 26 BiG30Day Investing Challenge| Time to invest – just do it! Step 5 Time to shop – for your investments!

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Now you’ve seen what investments you can buy, next is to work out how to buy them. That’s assuming you don’t need to revisit some other Challenge Days to work on: Money management or to get your finances in order – so you can buy later? The resources we’ve given you in Day 2 and throughout BiG can help. Your investing …

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Day 25 BiG 30Day Investing Challenge| Time to invest – just do it! Step 4 Build your own investing plan and strategy.

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Often when people go to a financial planner, they’ve already started investing – as many as 80% with no investment plan or strategy. Often they’ve bought an investment property in the same suburb as they live, or a holiday home they believe is a good investment. We touched on investment planning and strategies in Day 4. We’ve shown you the analysts and commentators, …

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