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For the Novice Investor: How to handle a market crash

September 14, 2015 // 0 Comments

A few weeks ago China, with the second buggest economy in the world, came down with a serious bout of flu which sent trading floors across the world into a tailspin. Despite conventional wisdom consistently telling us that markets will rise and fall, you’d think experience would have taught us how to behave when markets go haywire, but the rate at which people tossed shares out of their portfolios tells you otherwise. Anytime stock markets go through a period of intense volatility you really [...]

Good Debt, Bad Debt and the Gray Matter in Between – Part 3: Property

May 7, 2015 // 0 Comments

We’re on part three of our Good debt, bad debt series, and this time we focus on property as a follow on from part one on student loans and part two on business loans. A lot of people are on the fence about whether buying your own property is a good investment. While we won’t tackle that debate, we know that a home loan is still considered a good debt by many because homes are accepted as a good asset to invest in. You buy a property and the idea is that over the repayment period [...]