7 signs you’re doing something right with your money

first_img continue reading » 40SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr There are so many choices to make for your money that it’s easy to feel like you’re doing something wrong.Or everything.But chances are, you’re doing something right, too. Maybe the good choices you’re making haven’t led to overnight millions or a cover story on Forbes, but all the same, they’re putting you ahead of pack.Read on for seven signs you’re doing something right with your money.You can pay your bills each month.A 2015 survey from the National Foundation for Credit Counseling and personal finance site NerdWallet, conducted by Harris Poll, found that about a quarter of Americans aren’t able to always pay their bills on time.last_img read more

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Brisbane’s unit market rebounded in the past quarter chalking up almost $214 million worth of sales

first_img443 Queen Street, chalked up more off the plan sales than any other apartment project in the past quarter.BRISBANE’S unit market rebounded in the past quarter with almost $214 million worth of new and off-the-plan apartments changing hands.New figures reveal sales levels were up on the previous quarter by 6 per cent to 288 unconditional sales during the June quarter.Despite the slight uplift the latest Place Advisory report said conditions were still challenging.Report author Lachlan Walker said sales were still 61 per cent lower than the same time 12 months ago.While transaction numbers were down sales prices were up with the weighted average sale price now at $744,097 – 27 per cent higher than a year ago.Within the inner Brisbane apartment market there were 69 projects being sold off the plan in the past quarter.Mr Walker said the higher sale price was indicative of the type of stock being sold at the moment.The biggest seller during the quarter was the project, 443 Queen, in the Brisbane CBD which chalked up 48 unconditional sales.Close behind was Brisbane Tower 1, at South Brisbane which had 47 unconditional sales.Paul Barratt of CBRE which is marketing 443 Queen Street, said the owner occupier market particularly in the $700,000 to $1 million price range was exceptionally strong.“We sold 48 apartments at 443 Queen Street over the previous quarter, at an average sale price of over $1.4 million and ranging up to $3 million,’’ he said.“Not only is it the first CBD riverfront project in over 14 years, but there are no comparable sites available for future development.’’More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this home1 hour agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor1 hour agoThe Hudson at Albion recorded 27 sales during the quarter.Mr Walker said within the Brisbane inner city market two-bedroom apartments were the most popular with buyers accounting for half of the off the plan sales during the June quarter.One-bedroom apartments chalked up 38 per cent of the transactions, while three-bedroom apartments accounted for eight per cent of the unit sales in the June quarter and four-bedders, penthouses and sub-penthouses chalked up 3.5 per cent of sales.Unit developments south of the river were the most in demand with 114 of the unconditional sales.Mr Walker said based on current levels of supply and sales rates there was 23 months worth of stock in the market.He said the whole unit market had changed in the past year and he thought this level of sale was the new normal level.“There was a slight lift in sales, in think it (the current level of sales) is more of a return to normal levels. looking over the past ten years it is still below average.’’Mr Walker said the type of sales recorded during there quarter were reflective of what had been happening in the unit market in the past 12 months, it was moving more toward an owner occupier stock.He said it was a “better quality product’’ that was selling.“I think we will be in this sort of space, we have been in for the past six months for probably another twelve months, I think we will be going through a period of absorbing stock that is currently in the market place.’’last_img read more

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Haitian football president pleads innocence over sexual abuse claims

first_img(CMC) – SUSPENDED president of the Haitian Football Federation (FHF), Yves Jean-Bart, said Wednesday that he expects to be exonerated and reinstated at the end of ongoing sexual abuse investigations that triggered FIFA to provisionally ban him from the sport.Announcing the decision which took immediate effect on Monday, football’s world governing body said Jean-Bart, also known as ‘Dadou’, would not be allowed to take part in any national or international football-related activities for 90 days.It is alleged that within the last five years, Haiti’s 73-year-old football boss coerced several underage females at the country’s national training centre in Croix-des-Bouquets into having sex.Jean-Bart, who is under investigation by the juvenile protection brigade of the Haitian judicial police, has denied the allegations.His spokesperson issued a statement on Wednesday describing the allegations as baseless and politically motivated.“While Jean-Bart continues to unequivocally deny the baseless allegations against him, he will comply with FIFA’s provisional suspension – which is a standard practice of the ethics committee – and expects full exoneration and reinstatement once the investigation concludes,” it said.“Fully transparent from the start, the federation and its president were actually the first to issue requests for inquiries by the Haitian judicial system, as well as the respected human rights group Réseau National de Défense des Droits Humains, in order to prove that the despicable, politically motivated allegations against him have no truth.”The statement added that the FHF had even previously asked FIFA to send experts from the FIFA Guardians/Child Safeguarding Programme to verify the conditions at the national youth training facility and to do its own investigations.Meanwhile, Jean-Bart, who has served as FHF president for two decades and was elected to a sixth term in February, has filed a public defamation lawsuit against a blogger who published anonymous accusations against him.last_img read more

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Tough task for Lions this morning

first_imgPhoto: © lionsrugby.com There’s a tough task ahead for the Lions in their third tour match of New Zealand this morning.Warren Gatland’s side – who lost to the Blues midweek – take on undefeated Super Rugby side the Crusaders in Christchurch at 25-to-9.Ireland’s Conor Murray, Tadhg Furlong, Peter O’Mahony and Sean O’Brien all start for the tourists. Meanwhile, this evening a youthful Irish side face the USA at the at Red Bull Arena.Ulster youngster Jacob Stockdale makes his debut on the left-wing.Connacht’s former PRO-12 winning scrum-half AJ McGinty starts at out-half for the Eagles and Ireland centre Garry Ringrose says he’s one of the hosts’ danger menlast_img read more

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Content First… Martyn Hannah launches new agency ghostfoundry

first_imgShare Submit Former EGR North America Editor Martyn Hannah has announced the launch of new industry-focused content marketing agency ghostfoundry (ghostfoundry.com)The Leeds-based agency seeks to deliver effective marketing solutions for all industry stakeholders helping promote their services, products and operations through optimised content.  Initial ghostfoundry services will include blog post creation, press releases, thought leadership articles and general copywriting. Furthermore, ghostfoundry will offer clients link-building capabilities alongside digital PR outreach through content distribution.Commenting on the agency launch Martyn Hannah, Director of ghostfoundry, said: “Given the increasing scrutiny operators and suppliers find themselves under for the ways in which they market to players, content marketing should be front of mind as it provides the perfect solution to the problem.“Properly executed content marketing strategies allow businesses to build genuine, long-term relationships with their target audience. Through authentic, high-value content it is possible to engage consumers/customers, build affinity with your brand/business, and foster incredible loyalty.“We look forward to working with online gambling businesses to help them unlock the true power of content marketing.” Share StumbleUponlast_img read more

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