Has rental property had its run?: The market is slowing; Government changes — mortgages, tax on gains etc; Pros and cons of investing in a rental; Why rentals are riskier than they seem; Comparing rental and share returns; The landlord personality.
Investment risks — Part 2: Too complicated, too much borrowing, not diversifying… In a four-part series, Mary talks about the risks described in the newly updated “Upside, Downside — a guide to risk for savers and investors”. (Download it here) In this session: Investing in something you don’t fully understand; Investing in companies that get into trouble; Overdoing borrowing; Investing in too few different types of assets; Failing to diversify within each type of asset; Failing to diversify over time; Putting short-term money in volatile investments.
Why it’s not easy to get rich quick. How you might get rich quick without putting in heaps of time and taking high risk: Not via scams (discussed last year); The other ideas need luck; What would happen if someone found a low-risk easy way to get rich quick?; 3 ways you could try to get rich quick — 1. High-risk shares, 2. Start a new business, 3. Highly geared investments; What do they all involve?