PROFITING from property has made many older Australians wealthy in recent years, but a new breed of younger investors is taking them on. Finance specialists say interest among investors aged in their 20s and 30s is growing. But with home prices high and wages growth sluggish, how can they afford it? Marissa Schulze, director of Rise High Financial Solutions, has built a significant property portfolio since purchasing her first house at age 18 for $60,000, and suggests buying low and buying early.
A DELIGHTFUL discovery floated into my inbox this month. Tomorrow is World Toilet Day. And better still, the 16th World Toilet Summit is being held in Australia next week. All this toilet talk got me thinking, as most people would, about toilets and real estate, and how the humble dunny has been moving up in the world. Decades ago toilets used to live in people’s backyards, away from the main building. Then they moved inside and started multiplying.
INVESTORS seeking to own a slice of start-up small businesses will soon be able to dive in. Equity crowdfunding – which will turn everyday Aussies into venture capitalists and angel investors – has been given the green light by the Federal Government and is likely to start matching investors and businesses early next year. Equity crowdfunding started globally in 2011 and start-up businesses have raised more than $3 billion using its platforms in countries including the US, Britain and New Zealand.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".