Easy Ways to Make Money in 2017

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Investors are constantly looking for ways to build their wealth and accumulate more assets. Here are some very simple strategies that could help you save and make money to achieve your financial goals.

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Here are 7 easy ways to make money with very little personal effort:

  1. Prepare a personal family budget and pay attention to the details. Pay attention to what and how you have been spending your hard-earned cash. Put your pen and paper at work to know where your income is coming from and what are your weekly and monthly expenses are.
  2. Get a discount on your current mortgage rate. Get in touch with various Banks and ask for a discount on your current mortgage rates. Arm yourself with what their competitor’s rates are, and a threat out of switching lenders. This could save you thousands of dollars in repayments.
  3. Be inclined to Good Debt rather than drowning in the Bad. Focus your efforts on reducing the bad debt that is not deductible and make sure your Investment loans are interest only facilities.
  4. Pay your mortgages on a weekly or fortnightly basis – after all, the banks calculate their interest daily. Get in touch with your bank and put in a request to pay the repayments on a more regular basis. This will allow you to save thousands in interest over a loan period.
  5. Use your credit card sensibly and manage the credit terms on offer versus borrowing. For example, if your credit card cycle is the 20th of the month; defer payments till the 21st if possible which gives you potentially up to 50 days before actual payment is due all interest free.
  6. Create an offset account so that any surplus funds are offset against your mortgage to reduce and save the interest.
  7. If you have any Shares and Investment properties that are negatively geared, arrange a PAYG variation at the beginning of each year. Use the extra cash gained from PAYG variation to pay off the home loan or add to your investment portfolio.

David Naylor

David Naylor


Disclaimer: This article contains general information; before you make any financial or investment decision you should seek professional advice to take into account your individual objectives, financial situation and individual needs. Click for more detail regarding this disclaimer.

One response to “Easy Ways to Make Money in 2017”

  1. Ann Bryant says:

    Re Credit card payment advice – I don’t believe that if you defer full payment until day after due by date that you will not incur interest for up to 50 days etc. see your quote below:
    I paid 1 day late and incurred interest on that full amount until I complained that I never pay late and the ANZ reversed it the next month. (maybe I am missing something here?)
    I quote you”Use your credit card sensibly and manage the credit terms on offer versus borrowing. For example, if your credit card cycle is the 20th of the month; defer payments till the 21st if possible which gives you potentially up to 50 days before actual payment is due all interest free”

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