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Let's imagine there are two guys - Let's call them John & Bill.

John has a plan that says that at the age of 55, he will accumulate enough ASSETS (net of debt) to produce an annual income of $70,000 so that the money never runs out & keeps up with the rising cost of living. #Money #Business #Savings #Investments #Retirement #CostofLiving #Bills

To achieve this objective, John only needs an annualized return of 8% on his investments.

Bill on the other hand, has NO PLAN. He has a random "investment" that supposedly generates a 300% return in a haphazard way. Due to Bills unplanned & sporadic approach to his future, Bill runs out of money at the age of 71.

'Does it matter if John only gets a 8% return?'

Moral of the story: in the world of money the best question is NOT how much return can I get?

Rather, the best question is what do I need to do to have enough money each year, so my money never runs out & keeps up with the cost of living.

- Ron Malhotra

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Did you know that for loans <85% of home value (PLUS LMI), we don't require genuine savings?


Acceptable forms of genuine savings for  LMI loans (genuine savings) 

▪ Personal savings (copies of bank statements over minimum of three months)
▪ Term deposit (copy of statement, certificate showing funds held in the customer's name over a minimum of three months)
▪ Sale of real estate (property must be held in the name of at least one of the borrowers; exception to this is property held in a company name with the loan in the name of the directors)
▪ Sale of shares in publicly listed companies (shares must be held in the name of at least one of the borrowers)
▪ Equity from an existing property (property must be held in the name of the borrowers and is evidenced via loan statements and a rates notice)
▪ Sale of assets other than real estate; proof of sale must be provided to indicate the asset was in the name of the borrower (i.e.. car title transfer)
▪ Work bonuses or commissions; evidence provided in line with income verification requirements.
▪ Tax refund; evidence provided by tax return or bank account credit transaction
▪ Inheritance; held by borrower for minimum of 3 months

Given below is an example of how genuine savings is calculated:

▪ Purchase owner occupied property $450,000, COS held
▪ Deposit paid and receipt from a licensed real estate agent $10,000 held and dated 10/09/2016
▪ 5% genuine savings required is $22,500
▪ Assessment conducted 15/10/2016
▪ Savings account statements held from 01/07/2015 – 01/10/2016 showing savings of $30,000 accumulated during statement period with debit of $10,000 on 13/09/2016
▪ 5% genuine savings confirmed


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