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Peter Switzer

Peter Switzer is one of Australia’s leading business and financial commentators, launching his own business 20 years ago. The Switzer Group has since grown into three successful companies spanning media and publishing, financial services and business coaching. Peter is an award-winning broadcaster, twice runner-up for the Best Current Affairs Commentator award for radio, behind broadcaster Alan Jones.

14 January 2010
The property manifesto

Looking to build your wealth through property? This is my Property Manifesto, which outlines what you should know when trying to build your wealth by speculating on bricks and mortar. The strategies There are two standout strategies. Both cash in on the nice parts of the tax system, but there are a few fine details […]

13 January 2010
The 2010 crystal ball

This time last year, I was cautiously optimistic that we would see an economic and stock market rebound over 2009. I didn’t expect the share price comeback to be as big as it turned out to be, so what is my crystal ball telling me for the year ahead? Market guess What I am about […]

12 January 2010
Last year's best forecasters

At the end of last year, the people over at CommSec did a very bad and dangerous thing— they evaluated the accuracy of economic forecasters. And they actually named the country’s best forecasters for 2009. You might not be surprised that CommSec, a part of the CBA team finished in the top five and while […]

11 January 2010
Money tips for the new year

The tabloid press was knocked out by a survey of New Year’s Day resolutions a couple of years ago that put the old favourites of giving up smoking, getting fit and losing weight into second, third and fourth places of the top promises for the year ahead.   Resolution number one The new top resolution […]

7 January 2010
Money makeover, day 12 - how to build wealth

I have many favourite quotations that drive me daily and I share them regularly with my business and personal investment audiences. However, I have two I use the most to make people take on their biggest challenge to their success – themselves!   Make wealth a reality This is the final and 12th article in […]

7 January 2010
Money makeover, day 11 - why pay for the best advice?

On the penultimate day of my money makeover, which has stretched over 10 previous articles, I’ve tried to give you the solid foundations needed to turn your money life around.   Eliminate the chaos Most of us live our money lives with varying degrees of chaos and the more you can minimise – or, hopefully, […]

6 January 2010
Money makeover, day ten - it's all about diversification

The Wall Street Journal and The New York Times recently looked at the performance of shares over the past decade. The themes of their stories were that shares had under-performed pretty badly. However, incomplete pictures were put into focus with these snapshots.   Thrill seekers only need apply Collectively these articles told any reader that […]

5 January 2010
Money makeover, day nine - the safer option

In the previous two instalments of my money makeover, I looked at getting your hard earned money into property and shares. Now comes the boring wealth spinner — bonds, fixed interest and cash. The professionals will look at these three asset classes as being different investment alternatives, but to normal people, they do have common […]

4 January 2010
Money makeover, day eight - shares or property?

In Friday’s installment of my 12-part money makeover series, I looked at ways to build your wealth using good old bricks and mortar. Now I want to put the spotlight on this asset’s mortal enemy — shares! The eternal battle In stockbroker or financial adviser circles, there’s an age-old battle between which asset class is […]

31 December 2009
Money makeover, day seven - money nitty gritty

It's now time for the actual stuff you can do to start getting wealthier. In articles over the past week, which you can check out here, I gave you the fundamentals for changing yourself, setting your goals, finding the money to invest and destroying debt. Coming soon Over the next six instalments, I¹ll look at […]

29 December 2009
Money makeover, day six - the perfect money plan

“The secret of success is sincerity. Once you can fake that you’ve got it made.” So wrote Arthur Bloch in Murphy’s Law Two. Everyone wants a reputation for being really charitable but few of us are prepared to sacrifice a whole lot to get this high community rating. Well, to be good with money, you […]

28 December 2009
Money makeover, day five - destroy debt

A bank, by tempting us with credit cards, is the modern day pariah that seduces many of us into a life of wealth-killing debt. Though I must say I have met people who have used credit cards to kick off great businesses, but, in pure numbers, these people are few and far between. Credit cards […]

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