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About Dorian Traill

Dorian Traill is the current Director of Grand Capital Finance Group and Fountain Property Group. He specialize in home loans for people as well as helping them build wealth through quality investment properties that ultimately lead to long term financial freedom.

How to Manage Your Credit and Personal Debt Efficiently

It is common for people to turn to debt to pay off their homes, cars and even personal use. Credit can cause great financial stress if not managed correctly. If you have a loan under your belt, the goal is to cut it down and to stop borrowing more to alleviate your financial health. Here […]

By |July 13th, 2015|Credit & Personal, Debt|Comments Off on How to Manage Your Credit and Personal Debt Efficiently

5 Tips to Increase Your Productivity

Are you having problems getting things done? You may be one of those that live on the saying: “So many things to do, yet so little time”. If you are having a hard time being productive, these 5 tips will help you get things done:

Reflect and refocus every morning

Start out your day by exercising and […]

By |July 8th, 2015|Productivity, Workplace|Comments Off on 5 Tips to Increase Your Productivity

Stamp Duty: The Facts

Paying taxes is a fact of life for Australian Investors. Whether you purchase a car, real estate or other assets, the seller or the purchaser pays tax in some form, depending on the value of the transaction. For property transactions, this is called Stamp Duty.

Stamp Duty is a legal tax requirement that needs to be […]

By |June 23rd, 2015|Tax|Comments Off on Stamp Duty: The Facts

What’s in store for the Australian economy for 2015?

The Australian economy has seen drastic changes in 2014 and the effects are expected to ripple through this year. What are the expected changes and how will the Australian landscape look for 2015?

Australian Dollar.  The AU dollar has fallen to US81 cents. This is favourable to help the economy transition to non – mining activity, […]

By |January 12th, 2015|Economic Growth|Comments Off on What’s in store for the Australian economy for 2015?

The Northern Territory Government on rising House Prices

In an effort to subdue rising house prices, the NT Government has issued a land release program to assist homeowners as the market shifts towards high investor activity.

Last year, 935 titles were released, up by 38% from 2013’s 677. Minister for Lands and Planning Peter Chandler believes that it is necessary to assist homeowners and […]

By |January 8th, 2015|House Pricing, Property Investment|Comments Off on The Northern Territory Government on rising House Prices

Customers Knocked Offline as NAB Online Goes Down

NAB’s Internet and Phone services have caught the ire of customers as it went offline Tuesday morning, as majority of their customers were welcomed into the New Year with the message: “NAB internet banking is currently unavailable”.

A spokesman for the bank said that services are coming back online, with several customers airing out their frustration […]

By |January 6th, 2015|Events, Technology|Comments Off on Customers Knocked Offline as NAB Online Goes Down

Property Market Performance for 2014

How did the Australian Property Market fare in 2014?

Looking back at the start of 2014, there were many skeptics expecting a price drop for the year after a very strong performance in 2013. That didn’t happen, as property prices closed at a 7.9% annual increase, according to the CoreLogic RP Data Home Value Index.

2014 saw […]

By |January 5th, 2015|Property Investment, Property Market|Comments Off on Property Market Performance for 2014

SMSF Grows the Fastest Among Super Funds

Self – Managed Super Funds have increased by 29% in 5 years, making it the most popular and fastest growing super fund, nearly hitting the $560 billion mark.

The Australian Taxation Office showed that SMSF’s account for a staggering 99% of the number of super funds across Australia, accounting for 30% of the $1.9 trillion total […]

By |December 19th, 2014|Finance|Comments Off on SMSF Grows the Fastest Among Super Funds

QLD Tourism targets Chinese travellers

The Regional Tourism Organisation for Tropical North Queensland is making a serious bid to entice foreign travellers after securing a $3 million fund to launch Cairns as a tourist destination.

The Tourism organisation is targeting Chinese travellers and plans to secure direct flights from mainland China to Cairns, making it a prime tourist destination in the […]

By |December 11th, 2014|Foreign Investors, Property Investment|Comments Off on QLD Tourism targets Chinese travellers

Consumer Confidence Slumps to Lowest Point in 3 years

Respondents to the latest Westpac – Melbourne Institute survey showed a bleak consumer outlook for 2015.

The Consumer Sentiment Index dropped by 5.7% – the lowest it has been for 3 years, plummeting from 96.6 to 91.1. Westpac’s Chief Economist expressed concern over the results, calling it “disturbing”, as more people become worried about the stability […]

By |December 10th, 2014|Finance|Comments Off on Consumer Confidence Slumps to Lowest Point in 3 years