Category: Guest Blogs

Conveyancing part 2: What is the difference between a solicitor and conveyancer?

In our last guest blog, Chief Executive at My Place Conveyancing, David King gave us a rundown on the main steps of conveyancing. This time round David is answering the long poised question in the property world – What is the difference between a solicitor and conveyancer? Here’s what he had to say: For many…

3 Things to Consider Before Investing in Shares or Property

There has been a long-standing debate in the investment world, as to whether shares or property is the better choice. To help you decide which is your investment match, Chief Operations Officer at investment advisory platform Proadviser, Schuman Zhang reveals the three things you should consider before making a decision between the two: 1. Timeframe…

How much should you be paying for personal financial advice?

Are you thinking about enlisting the help of a financial advisor but are wondering how much their services generally cost? To help answer this question and more, we’ve called on CEO & Founder of AdviceMarket, Spiros Christoforatos. In this blog, he runs through the common charges when it comes to financial advice, so you can…

To claim or not to claim? The things you could be claiming at tax time

If you didn’t already know it, the arrival of your official ‘group certificate’ is a good reminder that the new financial year has begun and that means one thing…tax time. Before you hide under your desk in complete fear and procrastination, here are some things you may not know which might result in paying less tax…

6 tips to protect yourself against credit card fraud

This week is National Consumer Fraud Awareness Week, an initiative driven by the ACCC. Fraudulent activity on cards and identity theft is something many people are concerned about so we’ve asked guest blogger, Andrew Carlton from American Express how card holders can protect themselves from credit card fraud. Here’s his top six tips.   Gone…

Don’t let home lending jargon ruin your buying confidence

Purchasing a home is a big decision and not something many people do often, so there’s no surprise people get stumped when it comes to the jargon they hear around home lending. Guest blogger Kathryn Plevey, from Heritage Bank runs through some of the basics: Think about your job – whether you’re a mechanic, builder,…