Last week we held our first Wealth, Health & Heels panel event and its safe to say, we were overwhelmed by the success. Selling over one hundred tickets and raising over $3,000 for the YWCA NSW charity, we want to say a huge thank you to all that attended and loved hearing your feedback. If you did happen to miss out, watch the full panel on our Facebook page or our 2 minute snapshot below.

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What are the advantages and return variables of compounding interest?

Jess and Glen use a case study to demonstrate the advantages of compounding interest and how the returns can change based on variables.

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Call to celebrate inclusivity of LGBTI community

Glen speaks to Tahn Sharpe from Professional Planner about how advisers should be taking the opportunity to celebrate their inclusivity and review the way they interact with their LGBTI clients. Glen and Jess believe advice firms don’t need to be explicit in their support for the LGBTI (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex) community, but would be well-served by conveying an inclusive outlook.

“You don’t have to say that you want to work with LGBTI people on the homepage of your website,” Glen says, “but make sure that someone who was part of that community would know that you work with anybody, regardless of their orientation or background.”

“The way we position our business is to ensure that we’re inclusive of everybody in the community regardless of gender, sexual orientation or ethnicity,” he explains. “Financial advice is personal and people want to ensure that they’re coming through a non-judgemental environment.”

The inclusivity issue is one Glen says extends to staff and clients. He works extensively with Out for Australia – a group whose mission is to provide role models and mentors for “aspiring LGBTI professionals” ­– and wants to encourage people to feel confident in bringing their “whole selves” to work.

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Wine + Wisdom round 3!

Last week we were thrilled to deliver Wine + Wisdom number three! We absolutely loved one and two and found all that attended loved it also. We continued the ritual by pairing insights from leading finance and property industry experts with Wyno Bar’s delicious food and of course wine.

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What to consider when investing in property to live or to buy

Glen and Jess discuss the concept of Investing in Property and the points to consider when investing in property to live or to rent.

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The 3 things we want you to know about your finances

There’s so much confusion and complexity around money and finances. At Fox and Hare, we aim to make sure people have a clear game plan so they know how they’re going to achieve their financial goals.

The three things we want you to know about your finances include:

  1. It’s not scary. The worst thing you can do is do nothing.
  2. Start small. Start now. You don’t need to wait until you’ve got a million dollars
  3. It’s your money. I am a financial adviser, but I advise people. At the end of the day, you shouldn’t take what anyone else says as gospel – you need to understand why what you’re doing is going to set you up for success.

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“Best Practice Advice” What is it? and How to deliver it?

Glen features on the latest ‘Goals Based Advice’ Podcast where he discusses Fox & Hare’s preparation before opening the doors and the first year in business.

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When is the best time to get insurance?

Why get insurance when your young, fit and healthy? Jess and Glen explain the benefits of insurance and unpack the 4 main types available.

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Make your money go to work

Over the last 12 months we’ve seen house prices across Sydney soften and a roller coaster ride on the share market sparked whispers of GFC round 2. What does this mean for the budding investor? Should we panic? Should we be ripping our cash from the ATMS and stuffing it into our mattresses or plugging it into time shares on the Gold Coast?

The truth is there is no steadfast answer and when considering which investment strategy is right for you (we at Fox and Hare don’t personally advocate for either of the strategies listed above) but there are 4 questions that can help point you in the right direction.

  1. What are you investing for?

It’s really important to align your investment strategy to a particular goal. These goals range from the mild like buying a home, paying for private education for the kids and travelling the world to the unadulterated and wild. This variety is truly the spice of life and I don’t think the people of Sydney will ever stop surprising me with the things they spend their money on. What they all have in common though is a goal. Something that they’re working towards and once achieved/purchased/paid for will signal their success.

“Those that have goals succeed because they know where they are going”

  1. How do you feel about risk?

Let’s begin by establishing that ALL investment strategies come with a degree of risk. Investment properties can be damaged or destroyed (recently the roof collapsed on my home in Redfern!), the stock market can crash and interest rates can fluctuate. It’s not all doom and gloom though! There are a number of ways to minimise risk and depending on whether you’re into white knuckle investment rides or something a little less taxing there are options out there for you.

My personal risk management favourite is diversification. In English ‘don’t put all your eggs in one basket!’ If you spend every last dollar on property and the market collapses, it’s high seas ahead. If you purchase a cheaper property and use the remaining cash to break into the stock market you’ve spread your risk a little thinner. Time is also of the essence and the length of time you’re exposed to an investment strategy can have implications on its output.

Nobody likes a one trick pony!

  1. What are the costs associated with investing?

There are usually unexpected and almost always unwelcome costs (who knew that a roof could be so expensive?!) when investing, and while Murphy’s law is unpredictable the ATO most certainly is not. It’s absolutely necessary that you accept you’re not only coughing for the initial investment but will be facing off with tenants, unruly stock markets, changing laws and the taxman as well. It’s imperative that we know and accept the TRUE cost of our investments over their entire lifespan.

  1. Are we in it for the long run?

Let’s face it, your money is not the only thing you’re investing. You’ve worked hard for that cash and parting with it is going to be hard. Investing can be incredibly emotional so it’s important to remain disciplined. Property is a standout example here, people are much more likely to fall in love with a property they want to live in themselves. Of course, you should love where you live but the flip side of the coin says your investments should be working relationships. Investment is all about the numbers!

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Shares and managed funds – whats the difference?

Hear how Glen simplifies the differences between a share and a managed fund.


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Join us for Wealth, Health & Heels

Grab your BFF’s to join us for a women focused panel to smash your career, health and finance goals for 2019. We will teach you the five skills you need to accelerate your career, you will learn how to sustain high performance when you’re constantly under the pump and we will reveal the top financial mistakes people make, and how to avoid them!

You will hear from our expert speakers: Financial Adviser, Jessica Brady from Fox & Hare; Career Strategist, Bella Zanesco from Fully Expressed and High Performance Coach, Kate Mckenna from Next Evolution Performance. The night will be moderated by Chief Strategy and Innovation Officer, Van Le from Xinja. All ticket proceeds going to the YWCA Australia national association that aims to improve gender equality and eliminate violence against women.

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Overcoming Career Anxiety in the LGBTIQ community

LGBTIQ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex and Queer) students and young professionals often fear how their sexual orientation, gender identity or intersex status will impact their careers causing anxiety and uncertainty. Glen Hare the Out for Australia National Partnerships Manager, discusses the work they do in supporting those experiencing such feelings on Weekend Breakfast.

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Ladies – Lets get our financial sh*t sorted

Jess stresses the importance of women having their superannuation sorted and why.

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Five things to consider before seeking professional property advice

Before seeing any property professional—from a buyer’s agent to a property manager— or forming your investment team, Jess and Glen encourage investors to ask themselves five questions. This will assist in getting the greatest value and ultimately maximise investors wealth-creation potential.

1. What is important to me?

2. What are my life goals?

3. Where does my money go?

4. What is my risk appetite?

5. What’s my potential adviser/agent/property manager like?

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How to become a conscious Spender

Jess and Glen give their tips on how to be more conscious with your spending and assist in achieving your financial goals.

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The best time to start investing is now

Despite the downward trend in some property markets across Australia, Glen and Jess believe that the best time to start investing is now.

“Everything is okay. We’re bombarded with stories of properties softening and the share market volatility and things like that, but I still think that the best time to start investing is now. If you’re looking at a good asset, over the longer term, it should perform well, based on history.”

“The biggest challenge that a lot of people reach out to us for is their uncertainty. They’re not sure what the best thing to do is. Sometimes, they end up doing nothing.”

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Choosing the right adviser for you

A financial adviser is an important part of the team that any successful property investor should have, but with many having ties to lending organisations, how do you choose the one that has your best interests at heart?

The Fox and the Hare feature on the latest Smart Property Investment Podcast to share their views on the current financial advice sector within Australia, unpack how the royal commission will impact the space going forward and reveal how you can choose the right financial adviser.

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Challenges for the Smashed Avo Generation when pondering investing

Glen discusses a range of difficulties young professionals experience when pondering investing.

Young professionals are doing without smashed avocados and toast and saving tens of thousands of dollars in cash, but they don’t know how to invest the money.”There are so many options with what they can do with their money that they end up with choice fatigue and as a result they do nothing,” Hare says. In some cases, people are saving for a home deposit but they are more cautious about buying a house due to the recent softening of the property market.  Others are putting aside surplus income in their savings account but are not sure which investment route to take.

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