No idea if you have enough to retire? There’s an app for that

Posted November 8th, 2016 by Rebecca Reynolds

The “retirement zone” is the zone where people who are considering retirement within the next five years or so. This is a critical time period during which you’ll be faced with a number of important choices, and the decisions you make can have long-lasting consequences.

The retirement zone is a period of transition – a shift from a mindset that is focused on accumulating assets for retirement to one that is focused on distributing wealth and drawing down resources. Being in the retirement zone can be chaotic and confusing. However, it doesn’t have to be because the key is to understand the underlying issues, and to recognize the long-term effects of the decisions you make today.

The first and most important question you should ask yourself is whether or not you are ready to retire. For many, the question isn’t as easy to answer as it might seem. That’s because it needs to be considered on two levels – the financial side. Can you afford to retire? And on another level, though, the question relates to the emotional issues surrounding retirement—how prepared are you for this new phase of your life?

Retiring before you’re ready can put a strain on the best-devised retirement plan. Consider both the financial and emotional aspects of retirement carefully. However, if you have no idea whether you are ready to retire or not you should read this interesting article from Business Insider Australia.

Read the full article here: http://www.businessinsider.com.au/no-idea-if-you-have-enough-to-retire-theres-an-app-for-that-2016-11

Investing in real property or real estate is an advantageous and as investing in the stock market. In fact, for some business analysts, it has three times more prospects of making money than any other business. However, you cannot undermine the constant risks involved in the real estate since property investing is equally guided by the market forces.

Condemned house do not enterAs compared to other investments, there is less misadventure involved in a real estate property. Of course, all kinds of investment involve risk of losing, but estate investments are traditionally considered a stable and rich gainer, provided if one takes it seriously and with full sagacity.

The reasons for that investing in real estate becoming less risky adventure primarily relate to various socio-economic factors, location, market behaviour, the population density of an area; mortgage interest rate stability; good history of land appreciation, less of inflation and many more.

In addition to less risk involved, investing in real estate also requires less starting capital compared to other kinds of business ventures. When you invest on a property, all you need to do is to buy a property with good location at an affordable cost, and the remaining amount can be taken on holding the property as security. Then, you resell the property into higher amount to someone. This is what you call High Ratio Financing.

If you want to learn more about investing in real property, you should the article published by Business Insider Australia. The article is about some tips provided by Allan Moore, a certified financial planner.

You can read the article here: http://www.businessinsider.com.au/why-you-shouldnt-buy-a-home-2016-7

How to Start a YouTube Channel

Posted March 31st, 2016 by Rebecca Reynolds

How to Start a YouTube Channel

YouTube is one of the most visited sites on the internet. Therefore, if you are looking to promote yourself or your business, it is a great place to be active just like social media marketing.

If your goal is getting found on the internet, then you should think about YouTube marketing. Getting discovered online With YouTube, you can get discovered directly in the YouTube search engine, plus you can get discovered in Google’s web browser. And, for some products and services, it is easier to get a high search engine rank for a YouTube video, than it is for a website.

Furthermore, YouTube videos you to connect with people in a very direct and personal way. This is great for boosting your online relationships, which at times can be very impersonal in nature. Your customers can comment, like or unlike your videos and you can also give your replies to them.

With YouTube, you can educate your audience while entertaining them at the same time. People love “how to” videos. If you can make some element of your videos entertaining as well as educational, then you’re onto a winner. This is the kind of thing people keep coming back for time and again, and they readily share with their friends and colleagues.

These are only some of the many benefits YouTube can give to your business. So, get started and started your own YouTube channel. Read this article to know how: http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/229284

Locating your Business at Home

Posted August 5th, 2015 by Rebecca Reynolds

Are you looking for a way to start-up your new business with the minimum amount of capital investment? If you are, do not hesitate to consider setting it up at your home.

perth business newsBy building a home-based website, you would surely save a lot of money on operating expenses like transportation cost, clothing expenses, rents and utilities. So if you are looking to build your own business but do not have big capital on hand, functioning from home makes perfect sense.

Today, more and more people opt to operate their business at home. Flexibility is one of the main reasons why people love working at home. When the office is in your house, it allows you to wear whatever you feel comfortable in. Furthermore, it also allows you to work during the most productive hours, hire as many people as you prefer to and just adapt the workflow that’s best suited for your business.

Doing business at home is truly advantageous. However, as with every good thing there remains a negative side, this kind of business also has some disadvantages. One of which is bitter client experience. There may be some who would not find your home office very professional. They can simply call off the deals just because of this issue leading to loss in your business.

To learn more about home based business, you can read this blog post: http://www.smallbusiness.wa.gov.au/business-topics/premises-location/locating-your-business-at-home

Knowing the Right Size of Commercial Refrigeration in Perth

Posted June 2nd, 2015 by Rebecca Reynolds

In any cooking or food preparation establishment, commercial refrigeration equipment is a necessity. However, choosing the right unit from stores that will best suit your business can be difficult because they come in various brands, models, designs and sizes. 

commercial refrigeration perthWhen buying your commercial fridges or freezers, the first thing that you need to do is to figure out how much amount of stuff you are going to need space for and how much food stocks you are going to keep inside your fridge. These appliances come in a wide variety of designs and sizes that’s why choosing the best one for your business is crucial. Otherwise, buying a unit that is too big for your needs will end you up wasting money that you could have used towards other important expenses for your business. However, buying a unit that is too small will also result the same – you will also need to buy a new one for you to be able to store all your goods.

Another important thing to consider when buying your new fridge is the amount of space you have. You need to know how much space you will end up with so that you can decide on the right size of your refrigerator so that you will buy. To do this more accurately, you can measure the available area you have. Then, imagine the entire area with that the appliance already in place.

Most people do not know how important it is to identify the right type of refrigeration unit they need. Nevertheless, buying the wrong equipment can end you in big trouble. Therefore, be careful with your decisions or if you’re not sure enough with this, consult an expert.

 

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