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  • Profile photo of hawthornhawthorn
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    I'm only 28 and started investing 4 years a go i now own 4 properties and scored 1347 i think i might semi retire what do you think steve?

    Profile photo of andrew dwyerandrew dwyer
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    Does the property portfolio column include your home? or just your investment properties?

    Profile photo of eldrednieldredni
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    I happy 479 i am above average. Have a big next 18 months planned.

    Profile photo of aussiesquidaussiesquid
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    Excellent eye opener  to those beginning or like me just beginning to see the light.
    There is an intelligent way to invest and there is the other way!!
    Starting on the intelligent way now!! Yahoo!!!

    Profile photo of MrUniqueNameMrUniqueName
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    -1113.

    Hrmmm.

    I really need to start working on my investments!!! Bring on 2009 :-)

    Profile photo of LornaPLornaP
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    Well that was an interesting exercise!!!  I did the test twice.  First I entered our home as listed, with the corresponding debt that goes with it, completed the rest etc, and got a score of 17!!  Damn.   Then I redid the test, and because we are living overseas and have the house rented, I put it in the property investment section, with the other properties.  New score: 965!!!!  Very interesting, and I'm sure there's some sort of lesson there.  Thanks for the thought provoking exercise   (Crikey – this is my first time in the forums – love the emoticons!!!  )

    Profile photo of howardcmhowardcm
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    -1157 haha hrmmm a long way to go!

    Profile photo of GrantH_1974GrantH_1974
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    Having formally studied financial planning, I would have to say the wealth score doesn't really add any value to my wealth creation and retirement planning strategies. But then neither do any of the risk profiles that most planners use. Good to hear other people find it useful.

    Cheers,
    Paul

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    tess85 wrote:
    (long-time lurker but first-time poster…)

    scored 428, pretty happy considering my age (22). Mind you, when I use my hard earned deposit to buy my first house, I'll probably be in the negative.. eek!

    2 years later, at age 24, I scored 1201 :D

    Feedback: Wealthscore is a useful tool to keep track of my progress, but I don't agree with the results of the calculation that say as salary goes up, wealthscore decreases. Personally when my salary goes up 10 or 15% my expenditure stays exactly the same (I am a very diligent saver), so if anything, my wealthscore should go up, not down, when I get a payrise!

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    Hi 
      160…….. Certainly a bit of work to do, but we are onto it, wanting to increase our investments in the coming months.  Enjoying reading the various threads and gleaning information.

    Thanks
    S

    Profile photo of howardcmhowardcm
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    714 :)

    Hopefully an infinite amount in the next 13 years…goal of retiring at 35!

    Profile photo of ArbinterArbinter
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    Hmmm

    First did it, with HECS debt in… -24.

    Took that out: 132.

    Now I've only been working full time for a year, I'm 24 and did a heap of tertiary study. I suspect that the HECS influence on the score is misleading due to the fact that I don't intend on paying that off outright. 'interest free' esentially.

    A useful tool nonetheless – good to see how it all works. It's time to utilise that cash to better means. Need to start sometime, and the best time is always now.

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    135, oh well could be worse :)

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    Damn a Negative score…
    I'm having difficulty getting my head around how on earth to get that score into the +'s with a homeloan – even though we're paying an extra $500pw on the mortgage.
    Need to start looking at how to put that $500pw to better use I guess!
    Happy for any advice!

    Profile photo of Richard TaylorRichard Taylor
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    First bit of advice would be dont put it into your mortgage put it into an offset account.

    Even reading your comment about salary sacrificing you can still get around this by not adding more than you need to.
    Also you would only salary sacrifice the interest and not the Principal so the debt balance would remain constant.

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    0-40 Properties in a decade with an unencumbered value of over $35M. Email for a copy of my API article

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    How easy is it to salary sacrifice for property loan repayments? Would most employers do this, or is it more relevant to the self employed and business owners?

    Ta,
    YI

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    I got a score of -304 very scary im a professional sports person employment by contracts I have 2 investment properties returning 6.2% and 5.5% that are interest only loans and mortgage of over 300k on valua of 520k i am looking to accelerate my earnings and investment property purchasing what can I do

    Profile photo of ChizChiz
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    I got minus 50. Is that good?

    (Dang. I know its not!)

    Profile photo of SripalSripal
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    Hi

    -941, well paid job two IP's thought we were doing ok.

    Help urgently required! 

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    Holy crap -133 i have a decent salary 2 IP's one rented out second one in build stage and i thought we were doing well to, looks like head down and work it harder.

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