Having An SMSF: The Pros & Cons

6 MIN READ

Self-managed super is a common topic here at Big Picture Alternatives, with almost half of all clients purchasing capital lease equipment via an SMSF (self-managed superfund).

4 ways to deal with or avoid being asset rich but cash poor

3 MIN READ

Today in Australia, being asset rich but cash poor is a common position to be in, especially given longer life expectancies. Pairing this with rising costs of living and the property..

Capital lease investing: 3 steps to decide if you're ready

4 MIN READ

"Gold laboreth [works] diligently and contentedly for the wise owner [investor] who finds for it profitable employment [investments], multiplying [growing] even as the flocks of the..

6 Steps to Starting Your Side Hustle

6 MIN READ

Do you think about starting a side hustle someday? If you're like most people, you've thought about it and plan to do it, but somehow life gets in the way, and that day never arrives.

6 Ways to Recession-Proof Your Life

4 MIN READ

As Australians the term recession is almost foreign to us, we haven't had two consecutive down quarters since September 1990-91, 28 years ago on the nose.

Leapfrog technology and investing

4 MIN READ

"Leapfrog [ leep-frog, -frawg ]: a game in which players take turns in leaping over another player bent over from the waist."

- Dictionary.com

So what does that have to do with..

Sold out of crypto? Here are 5 places to park your money

4 MIN READ

So you've just made a small fortune from your cryptocurrency investments, or maybe not? Maybe you decided to cash out because it's getting too volatile or you're not confident in the..

5 steps to creating a passive income lifestyle with your capital

3 MIN READ

Generating a passive income that is capable of sustaining you is something that requires a plan and some effort. These five steps will give you an idea of how to go about using your..

6 Ideas for Generating Retirement Income

4 MIN READ

Australians must almost entirely bear full responsibility for saving for their retirement. Unfortunately, guaranteed monthly pension cheques from your employer are a thing of the past,..

How to use your equity to pay off your mortgage faster

3 MIN READ

There are hundreds of websites that will give you tips and tricks to pay off your mortgage faster. They are worth reading, because the ideas are often useful, and would probably help.

10 tips to get your savings started now

6 MIN READ

Bill is twenty years old, and he's already decided to save $100 every week, which means he can't go out and party as much as his friends. Mike, on the other hand, thinks that Bill..

Investment risk explained and how to assess it

5 MIN READ

When we decide to invest, we make a conscious decision to spend a portion of our available money on uncertain ventures, in anticipation of increasing our available cash in the future...

12% per annum returns: Too good to be true?

4 MIN READ

I recently watched a documentary about rural Africa. Some villagers walk for over an hour to fetch water from a well for their daily needs, every day. It's their "normal" situation!..

How to recognise a scam (investment fraud)

4 MIN READ

We've all heard of it, and it may have even happened to us!

Even with the best intentions, after what we believe is adequate analysis or "due diligence", we invest our money. In..

How lease-and-buyback financing can help your business

3 MIN READ

Medical, technical, electronic and professional-grade equipment is essential for many businesses to conduct their daily operations. Sometimes that equipment is expensive and difficult..