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The MASTERPLAN Part 3 – Government Debt (with podcast)

It is a staggering amount of money, almost incomprehensible but currently the United States Government is running a General Fund debt of approximately $11 trillion. I find it too hard to fathom but they really are – what are they thinking? The US Debt is spiraling out of control. On October 18, 2005 the outstanding US Public Debt past $8 trillion and is increasing by approximately $1 trillion each year. Put another way the US Public Debt increases by approximately $3.6 billion US each day.

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Reserve Chief Says Don’t Worry Be Happy!

The Governor of the Reserve Bank of Australia, Glenn Stevens, addressed the House of Representatives Standing Committee on Economics this morning and assured them that things are not as bad as they may think. He believes that China’s boom is continuing, and said “There is no reason for any downturn to be a deep one.” Stevens believes that Australia has room to cut interest rates further and that the Australian economy is fundamentally strong.

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First Home Owner’s Grant (Australia)

AUSTRALIA: If you are planning on buying your first home, then you may be eligible for the First Home Owner Grant (“FHOG”).  It is a national scheme funded by the States and Territories and administered under their own legislation.

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Five Common First-Home Buyer Mistakes (And How To Avoid Them)

You decide you’ve found the property that you want to become your first home we’ve collated some common mistakes that first-time home buyers often so that, hopefully you can avoid them and make the process and positive as possible.

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Michael Marquette’s “View From The Bridge”: Australia’s Financial Stimulus

The Australian Federal Government has announced a $42 billion stimulus package just shortly before the Reserve Bank of Australia provided another welcomed boost to the economy by cutting official interest rates by 100 points (1 per cent) to 3.25 per cent.

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Michael Marquette’s “View from the Bridge”: Australian-Interest Rates And The Banks

The Reserve Bank of Australia has cut interest rates by a full 1% (100 basis points) to 3.25%. The question that needs to be asked is why this wasn’t done an entire month ago in January?

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And The Survey Says…

A consumer survey taken at the end of 2008 revealed that three quarters of home loan borrowers were meeting their loan repayments and feeling financially more secure in comparison to earlier in the year (up almost ten per cent). The survey, undertaken by the Mortgage and Finance Association of Australia (MFAA) in association with Bank […]

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