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12Aug 2020

One of the staples of investment media and stock picking newsletters are the ‘if you had invested…’ stories. The writer will pick a well-known stock, go back to a point in time (usually the IPO) and inform us how many millions we’d have today, if only we’d invested a specific dollar amount into that stock. […]

10Aug 2020

One of the most important things you can do to set yourself (and your family) up for a financially secure future is to get proper advice. Do this as you are separating/divorcing and preparing for a financial settlement. The more complex your personal situation, this advice will typically involve lawyer, financial planner, tax accountant, valuers, […]

05Aug 2020

As the virus drags on, economies start to look bleak. Investors who rode the markets down to the depths of March and back out again, start to think… ‘None of this makes sense, surely the market is going down again.’ News lately hasn’t been positive. Wave two condemns Victorians to house arrest, and a seemingly […]

30Jul 2020

One of the most well-known psychological studies ever done is the Stanford Marshmallow Experiment from the 1970’s. You’ve likely heard of it, know a variation of it, or have watched an interpretation of it somewhere in the media. Testing out the will power of small children or dogs can be entertaining. Dogs being tempted with […]

23Jul 2020

Fees. Charges. Costs. How much should someone charge for a service? Whatever the terminology used, the psychology around charging for a service is fascinating. Some service providers can charge without question. High costs from engaging certain service providers have become customary. A small service can take a large financial bite. A fact of life and […]