Category Archives: Definitions & The Basics

Listed Investment Companies vs Index Funds in Australia

By | September 16, 2016

listed-investment-companies-vs-index-funds-in-australia-dividends-down-under-blogAuthor: Mr DDU.

Disclaimer: Stocks mentioned on this blog are for general entertainment/documentation purposes only, following our own investment journey and decisions.Nothing in this article should be considered investment advice nor is intended to be investment advice. Please click here to continue reading our disclaimer. By viewing any page on this blog you are agreeing to the linked terms & conditions.

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Private Health Insurance: Rebate, Tax & Lifetime Health Cover Loading

By | April 20, 2016

is private health insurance worth it for australians - dividends down under blogAuthor: Mrs DDU.

Private health insurance (PHI) is a very extensive topic in Australia, with lots of things to consider when navigating the PHI pros and cons list. “Should I get private health insurance?” Is a question almost every Aussie asks themselves at some point in their life. I wrote an article here explaining the basics of our choice and mindset for our specific medical … Continue reading >>

What is an emergency fund and why is it important?

By | April 7, 2016

How to choose the size of your emergency fund - dividends down underAuthor: Mr DDU.

What is an emergency fund?

(You probably know what this is, but I’m going to break it down simply for you anyway.)

An emergency fund is money held separately that can be utilised in an emergency, such as your car breaking down or losing your job. In these situations you need a reliable safety net of money available immediately.

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What is Franking Credit and why is it important?

By | March 19, 2016

What you need to know about franking credits - dividends down under blog

Author: Mr DDU.

Disclaimer: Nothing in this article should be considered investment advice nor is intended to be investment advice. Please click here to continue reading our disclaimer. By viewing any page on this blog you are agreeing to the linked terms & conditions.

What is Franking Credit?

Franking credit is all about tax; most of the time tax is bad, but this type … Continue reading >>

What is Superannuation?

By | January 23, 2016

everything you need to know about superannuation - dividends down under blog

Author: Mr DDU.

Disclaimer: Nothing in this article should be considered investment advice nor is intended to be investment advice. Please click here to continue reading our disclaimer. By viewing any page on this blog you are agreeing to the linked terms & conditions.

What is Superannuation?

Superannuation is a long term investment account which has a lot of rules, regulations and favourable tax … Continue reading >>