Mario’s Blog2019-07-09T13:58:54+10:00

The simple money

In my daily work, a common theme I see is that people generally don't have a good handle on their money. Money is no longer simple and most transactions are electronic with no physical exchange of cash. This could be part of the problem, however I think it's more than that. Let me explain...

Bank loyalty is costing you more than you think

Depending on your age, you may recall the good old days when loyalty was a positive attribute (relating to banking) and doing business with the same bank worked in your favour. Nowadays, this is no longer the case as maintaining a home loan with the same lender for many years is costing you, irrespective of how good the deal was when you first took out the mortgage.

Is ‘The Block’ TV reality show derailing you as an Investor?

No doubt you're familiar with the TV reality show The Block, hosted by Channel 9 (in Victoria). The reality show is currently running another series at a site in St Kilda, Melbourne.  If you're a fan of The Block, and a fan of property as an investment vehicle, then perhaps it's a timely reminder to ensure the success of the show does not derail you as a property investor and does not cost you in long-term wealth?