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The Money Puzzle covers all the important property, business, money and finance news. 

With two episodes published every week, The Australian’s Wealth Editor James Kirby, along with business, property and finance experts share insights and information that you will use on your wealth building journey.

Submit your questions on all things property, business and finance here - themoneypuzzle@theaustralian.com.au

The Money Puzzle, with James Kirby The Australian

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The Money Puzzle covers all the important property, business, money and finance news. 

With two episodes published every week, The Australian’s Wealth Editor James Kirby, along with business, property and finance experts share insights and information that you will use on your wealth building journey.

Submit your questions on all things property, business and finance here - themoneypuzzle@theaustralian.com.au

    Should you have a Self Managed Super Fund?

    Should you have a Self Managed Super Fund?

    Are SMSFs worth the trouble? How much should you have in funds to get started? 

    There are now more than 600,000 SMSFs in the local market: If you don't have a fund, it's time to think about it (and if you do have a fund: It might also be time to consider whether it is still the best tax structure for your situation).

    In today's show we cover: 


    Are Self Managed Super Funds worth the trouble?
    What is the ideal age to begin a new fund?
    The latest patterns in SMSF activity from the ATO
    Dealing with the new super tax 

    Julie Dolan, head of SMSF and estate planning at KPMG joins Wealth Editor James Kirby in this episode 
    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 38 min
    A golden age for the apartment investor?

    A golden age for the apartment investor?

    The argument against apartment investment has always been the same: 'They can just keep adding new developments'...well, not anymore. The market is changing and the statistics are there to prove it.

    In today's show we cover: * Why the rebound in apartment investment returns will continue* Using super for buying a home - should you? * WA wins as the best state for property  investors *  Is Lenders Mortgage insurance a con? 

    Terry Ryder of the Hotspotting group joins wealth editor James Kirby in this episode 
    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 28 min
    The Budget Special Edition

    The Budget Special Edition

    The 2024 budget was a deft piece of work: Politically astute, and supportive of low-income Australians but also a very mixed bag for investors.

    In today's show we cover:


    The budget measures that matter to investors
    Things the government did not do (which will make a big difference)
    The share market sector awash with government largesse
    HECs - did they really do that much?

     

    Will Hamilton of Hamilton Wealth Management joins wealth editor James Kirby in this episode 
    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 37 min
    New order: How Canberra and Brisbane now outpace Melbourne

    New order: How Canberra and Brisbane now outpace Melbourne

    You might think you know the Australian property market but the goalposts are moving: Hobart had slid down the ladder, Canberra is second only to Sydney while Brisbane and Perth are charging ahead. It's time to reassess.

    In today's show we cover:


    The changing profile of big city property markets
    Why units are set to do better than houses (per square metre)
    In support of the First Home Super Saver scheme 
    Will Perth now pass out Melbourne average home values too?

    Tim Lawless, head of research at CoreLogic, joins wealth editor James Kirby in this episode 
    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 26 min
    'Sell in May and go away' - fact or fiction?

    'Sell in May and go away' - fact or fiction?

    Is there anything behind this piece of share market folk wisdom? We find out.Also, our biggest super funds are set to expand their offerings in financial advice: What can we expect from this development - and what does it mean for independent advice? 

    In today's show we cover :


    Pros and Cons of super funds offering advice
    The reality of 'sophisticated investor' rules
    Why are we selling key assets to overseas pension funds?
    Myth busting --Sell in May and go away 

    Hugh Robertson of Centaur Financial Services joins wealth editor James Kirby in this episode 
    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 41 min
    Postcode discrimination - positive or negative ?

    Postcode discrimination - positive or negative ?

    The banks are starting to carve up the lending market by postcode. If you are inside one of the 145 (out of 3300) postcodes ANZ Bank has cherry picked you can get a special deal on larger loans. What does this mean for the market? What does it mean for you?

    In todays show we cover :


    Getting to know postcode-driven lending deals
    What will the Federal Budget offer for property ?
    The reality of falling prices on a residential market 

    Pete Wargent of AllenWargent Property Buyers joins wealth editor James Kirby in this episode 
    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 28 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
929 Ratings

929 Ratings

Lowfarm ,

Informative investment insights instinctively investigated

Thank you for keeping we older investors Property, shares & Bitcoin & high interest savings, SMSF
James , you cover all the bases in a informative, easy to understand manner & your guests are well selected.
Keep the Podcast coming & I think everyone listening will be well guided through this year & next.
Big Thankyou

Investor Pat ,

Great podcast, disagree with gambling ads

Love the podcast and information shared, and am an ongoing listener however the latest addition of gambling ads I find offensive and if they continue will stop listening.

Kaye DEE BEE ,

Murdoch Misinformation

Quite an interesting podcast but clearly stinks of Murdoch bias and misinformation against EVs etc.What other agendas ar they slipping in?

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