The Children’s Education Foundation

From all around the world, the incredible challenge women face and the amazing obstacles they overcome deserve to be noticed. Today, we celebrate – and bring to light – the strong girls we sponsor around the world.

The Children’s Education Foundation works to break the poverty cycle by helping girls from impoverished or marginalized communities complete school or receive further education or training.

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 Money Makes the World Go Round

Money Makes the World Go Round

It is surprising schools are still not teaching children about money in this rapidly changing world where financial skills are needed to navigate life.

Establishing good money habits for life, children need to understand the basics such as budget, spend and save.

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Property prices are growing faster than your wages which means that every month you put money aside for a deposit, the market is moving further out of reach.

Millennials from modest families have been brought up with the attitude of keep your head down, work hard, save up and buy your own home first. Unfortunately, in today’s world, where property prices are rapidly growing, that’s no longer an easy option.

‘Rentvesting’ is a shift away from the traditional idea of owning your home with the white, picket fence on the quarter acre block. Society is changing, how we live is changing, so it’s not surprising the way we get ahead through property is changing too.

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It’s not surprising that many Sydney based, busy, professional clients are looking at different kinds of strategies to get into the property market.  In Sydney, the average house price is $920,000 and the average unit price is $690,000. This makes it second only to Hong Kong, as the most expensive housing market in the world.

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Recent reports show that Hobart has had the highest price growth of any capital city in Australia. Sounds like a good investment location right?

Wrong!

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It’s good news for Queensland – growth prospects are more secure and this has been recognised by Moody’s and S&P’s recently reaffirmed credit ratings for the state and now Deloitte Access Economics latest report shows the outlook is that Queensland will be setting the pace for the rest of the nation when it comes to economic growth. Queensland’s rate of growth will outpace the national average; outpace NSW and Victoria; and move well ahead of WA.

“That shows how the Palaszczuk Government’s economic plan is working to stimulate investment, support business, and create jobs now and for the future,” says Treasurer Curtis Pitt.

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  • 5-10% affordable housing provisions for new developments
  • 725,000 new houses in Sydney in 20 years
  • 6 new districts separated into 3 cities modeled off the UK structure

“For the first time we have a long-term vision; not having just a short-term view, but a long-term goal ”

— Sarah Hill – CEO of the Greater Sydney Commission

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When property investors are looking for their next property they often get caught up in ‘the next best hotspot’ or ‘5 best locations for growth’. The problem with this kind of information is the focus is only on growth. This is an important factor but it’s not the only one.

Most investors are savvy enough to look at affordability and recently there have been a lot of articles regarding affordability, particularly in reference to the Sydney market.  

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UHB Entrepreneur Hub aims to share business tips from successful business owners with a collective turnover of $1.6 billion. The Hub contains their stories, what they did to succeed and their tips of what you should do to create success in your business today.

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When it comes to assessing the next property investment ‘hotspot’ we start with the Macro drivers, such as supply and demand, population growth, the economy, commitment to infrastructure and employment.  These drivers lead us the capital city or region set for strong capital growth.

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