Category Archives: Thoughts & Musings

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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Uber, tax and the sharing economy

By | September 9, 2016

uber-tax-and-the-sharing-economy-dividends-down-under-blogAuthor: Mr DDU.

The world is constantly changing.

It may seem as though nothing has changed since yesterday, but many yesterdays ago Uber and Airbnb didn’t exist.

For those of you who aren’t fully aware of Uber, it’s a ridesharing app that links drivers and passengers – book an Uber through the app and it’ll come straight to you. The passenger pays for the fare … Continue reading >>

Australian Personal Finance Blogs

By | August 30, 2016

Australian personal finance blogs - dividends down under blogAuthor: Mr and Mrs DDU.

We were inspired to write this article from a question on the Financial Independence Australia Reddit, asking for the Best Aussie Personal Finance Bloggers’. So here is our master list of all the Australian personal finance blogs we come across (we will occasionally update this when we find any others).

We’ve put our own personal finance/investing views

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Australia’s dropping interest rate: pros and cons

By | August 3, 2016

Australia's dropping interest rate pros and cons - dividends down under blogAuthor: Mr and Mrs DDU.

Yesterday the Reserve Bank of Australia took the extraordinary step of reducing its interest rate from 1.75% down to 1.5%. It’s not quite the world record lows of negative interest rates of other countries, but it’s another notch closer towards 0%.

 

So why did the RBA make this decision?

According to their official statement the main reasons were: slowing … Continue reading >>

Is Australian property ever going to get cheaper?

By | July 29, 2016

Is Australian property ever going to get cheaper - dividends down under blogAuthor: Mr DDU.

I’m sure you know (but let me tell you anyway), house prices in major cities around the world have risen to all time highs. A lot of commentators are calling these prices unaffordable (We agree!), with many cities having house price to income ratios of more than 10 (eg average wage is $65,000 and average house price is $650,000 (not factual numbers)).… Continue reading >>