What do you want?

Old Aug 25th 2009, 5:26 am
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Disagree. Pay off your mortgage then look at investments. Your next invbestment may be another mortgage, but that will be then.

Look at it this way. If you don't own a property you can either pay rent or you can buy a home. Right. So let's say that either way it will cost you $1000 a month either in rent to a landlord or interest in a mortgage. Right.

So if you earn 5000 dollars a month, your actula income is $4000 right?

If you rent you can never change this.

If you buy a property you are able to eventually pay if off without incurring any extra cost. Interest goes down with time and rents go up.

At an interest rate of 5% you can pay off 100,000 dollars worth of your mortgage and you increase your income by about $414 a month. Tax free, since you've already paid tax on it.

Plus you've lowered a cost that you must pay.

And, believe it or not, you own more of your property, so if the worst comes and you have to sell then you'd be unlucky not to realise a profit on your home, which will net you even more money. And in Austlia you don't pay tax on capital gains from your own home, so that is safe too.

There is no other investment that can gain you so much.

Until you own your own home that is.
By the way. A financial advisor, unless they are a close personal friend, will try to talk you out of paying off your mortgage. That's because there is nothing in it for them. Never forget that your financial advisor has a vested interest in getting you to buy into financial "products".

Do the sums. Look at every single way you can invest your money. Get your calculator out and do the sums.

Don't forget tax and inflation.
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I'd probably save most of it but blow some of it on a once in a lifetime trip or cruise.
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Originally Posted by Burbage View Post
By the way. A financial advisor, unless they are a close personal friend, will try to talk you out of paying off your mortgage. That's because there is nothing in it for them. Never forget that your financial advisor has a vested interest in getting you to buy into financial "products".

Do the sums. Look at every single way you can invest your money. Get your calculator out and do the sums.

Don't forget tax and inflation.
I don't agree about the close personal friend thing! I got some excellent advice recently regarding that very thing from someone whom I'd never met before in my life!
I have been doing the sums, doing a lot of reading too. And not forgetting tax and inflation, there ARE ways of making your money work better for you than blowing it all in a mortgage. Just my personal opinion of course.
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I don't agree about the close personal friend thing! I got some excellent advice recently regarding that very thing from someone whom I'd never met before in my life!
I have been doing the sums, doing a lot of reading too. And not forgetting tax and inflation, there ARE ways of making your money work better for you than blowing it all in a mortgage. Just my personal opinion of course.
So you're quite happy to pay interest to a bank all your life?

Edited to add: Of course, you can probably make five times more money, but at a hundred times the risk.

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Originally Posted by Burbage View Post
So you're quite happy to pay interest to a bank all your life?

Edited to add: Of course, you can probably make five times more money, but at a hundred times the risk.
There's absolutely different elements of risk when it comes to investments, as I'm sure a lot of US folks now know.
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There's absolutely different elements of risk when it comes to investments, as I'm sure a lot of US folks now know.
This is true.

So you have found an investment that returns 15% per annum compounding and is a safer investment than a house?
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Originally Posted by Burbage View Post
This is true.

So you have found an investment that returns 15% per annum compounding and is a safer investment than a house?
Yes.

Would you like to know more?

I'm running a seminar next month in Sydney.
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This is true.

So you have found an investment that returns 15% per annum compounding and is a safer investment than a house?
I have a nice safe pyramid scheme you are welcome to join.
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Yes.

Would you like to know more?

I'm running a seminar next month in Sydney.
Ah. A pyramid scheme.
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Can you get a mortgage on a pyramid?
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a thinly veiled "I got a 100k cash and have everything I want" thread
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a thinly veiled "I got a 100k cash and have everything I want" thread
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You're saying you have everything you need so why not invest. I hear this guy in the US called Madoff is a genius in getting you a high rate of return.
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Can you get a mortgage on a pyramid?
I don't see why not.

Are you selling one? I might be interested.
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