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FEBRUARY 2017

TOP 50 SHARE BUYS AND PROPERTY HOTSPOTS

Where should Aussies invest in 2017? For the sixth year, our property and sharemarket gurus reveal where to find the greatest value in the next 12 months. Had you followed one of the property picks to buy in South Australia’s Charles Sturt area, you could be sitting on a tidy 20% gain. Our Top 5 share portfolio returned 12.1%, including franking credits. Be sure to check out this year’s picks.

SEXUALLY TRANSMITTED DEBT

Divorce costs the economy $14 billion a year in government assistance payments and court expenses. At a personal level, the consequences are even more devastating. So what can couples do to protect their finances and their relationship? Money reveals the red flags to watch out for.

BE YOUR OWN BOSS

Australia has three times more franchise outlets per capita than the US, and 2017 will be the year many Aussies will take the plunge into running their own business. But are they cut out for it? How much will it cost? And which franchise is right? Money outlines the dos, don’ts and danger zones of breaking into a franchise.

BUY YOUR HOME IN 20 MONTHS

In a booming market, the great Australian dream may seem out of reach. But this extract from Scott Pape’s latest book The Barefoot Investor explains how it can become a reality.

EASE THE PAIN OF SCHOOL FEES

Education expenses can be a big burden for families. The parents of a child born in 2017 and finishing school at 18 will face costs of more than $68,000 at a metropolitan government school, according to the Australian Scholarship Group. So what can parents do to plan ahead? Money examines the options from mortgages redraws to scholarship funds.

MONEY IN THE BANK WILL SEND YOU BROKE

Interest rates on online savers have dipped to below inflation – some are down to 1.25%, lower than the 1.3% current inflation. What this means is that money in the bank will send you broke. To get any decent returns you have to dial up the risk. Money gives you the best places to stash your cash in 2017.

 

HIGHLIGHTS AND GIVEAWAYS

  • Book of the month giveaway: The Property Investor’s Buyers Guide by Scott MacDonald, valued at $29.99.
  • Subscribe: subscribe to Money and get a free copy of Top Stocks 2017.
  • Five signed copies of The Barefoot Investor to be won.
  • Save $20 on tockets to the Melbourne Property Buyer Expo

 

All this and more in the latest issue of Money magazine.

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