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July 2, 2016

Are You Ready to Invest in Unit Trusts?

Have you decided to become more aggressive with your investments beyond fix deposits? A smart investor would tell you to not put all your eggs in one basket, so diversifying is definitely a good move.How you move, though, will determine whether your diversification will bring you profits or losses. If you’re thinking about trying your hand at unit trust investments, here’s what you need to consider first:

Your Appetite for Risk

How brave are you with your money? Your willingness to bet your money on (hopefully) informed choices will be a big determining factor when you evaluate your readiness to take the leap. Fixed deposits are a safe form of investment, but their low [...]

 
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July 2, 2016

How Many Types of Fixed Deposits Do You Know?

We all know that fixed deposits are practically the easiest, safest, lowest-risk form of investment available – but did you know that there’s more than one type of fixed deposit in the market? We’re not just talking Bank A versus Bank B, either.

The Standard Fixed Deposit

The standard fixed deposit is easy to understand in principle. You deposit a certain sum of money, known as your principal, into a fixed deposit account at the bank, choose a deposit term, and wait for your fixed deposit to mature in order to get your principal back plus a set interest.

The Step-Up Fixed Deposit

Have you ever stumbled across a fixed deposit advertisement and done a double-take [...]

 
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July 2, 2016

Walkability and Property Prices

Are you a property hunter on the prowl for profitable properties to invest in? As pretty much any investor will tell you, it’s all about the location, location, location. Traditionally, this meant that your potential property should preferably be located in the ‘hot’ part of town, near various public amenities, offices, tertiary educational institutions, or at least one of the above to act as crowd-pullers. Today, though, the location of your property in relation to other, mundane necessities of life matter, too.

Walkability: The Expanded Definition

Back in the old days, everything you needed could be obtained within walking distance from your home. Townships grew, everything [...]

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July 2, 2016

Get Aggressive with Fixed Deposits Today!

So you thought fixed deposits are the easiest, safest, no-hassle forms of investment around? Well, you’re both right and wrong. While the under-lying principle remains the same, there are actually ways to optimise your fixed deposit investments so that they beat the inflation rate and really generate income for you, too.

Take Advantage of Promotions

The main key to take your fixed deposit investments to the next level is to take advantage of fixed deposit promotions. Your fixed deposits are a source of funds for banks, so most banks won’t hesitate to roll a few fixed deposit promotions your way to entice you to save more with them. These promotions offer you freebies, and more [...]

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