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Zen of a market crash

Market corrections , market dips, bear markets..... who loves them? Not many...but what if I told you that maybe you should…?

Actually, they’re never called any of the above. They’re always called a crash.

Will Australian House Prices Crash?

 

Five reasons why it’s more complicated than you think!

Over the past 5 years, I have written annually where I thought the property market was, and what was likely to happen moving forward. So far I’ve had a 100% success rate. I guess I wouldn’t be writing this if I got it wrong.

When in doubt…kick it out!

My old soccer coach was a wise man. He had a saying “when in doubt, kick it out”.

He would always say if you’re under stress and someone’s bearing down on you at 100 miles an hour and you need to make a quick decision, if the passing option isn’t clear, if there’s risk of an interception or a miskick – just kick it out.

Top 5 tips for teaching your children about money

I’m a big believer that money education starts at home. Our children look up us as heroes and in my opinion a hero is a leader to their family.

Money leadership is one of the most important responsibilities we have as parents. We encourage all our clients to talk about money openly and freely as soon as possible with their children. From my experience, here are the top 5 ways we help teach our children about money...

The Change – Staying on track after a Divorce

When you find out that your partner is wanting divorce, it’s like a traffic accident, everything goes into a slow motion.

You can see it all unveiling around you, but you just don’t know what to do, or who to talk to. Whether it comes as a sudden shock or more gradually, divorce and separation brings emotional confusion to peoples’ lives and challenging issues to their finances.

Super…should you do it yourself?

"For many of us, building a sufficient superannuation balance for retirement is likely to be the most important thing we can achieve in our working life.

After all, the quality of your lifestyle in retirement depends largely on how much you contribute to super, and the investment choices you make.

Review of 2017, outlook for 2018

Still in the "sweet spot", but expect more volatility ahead - following are the key points:

  • Despite the usual worry list, 2017 has been pretty good for investors as global growth and profits accelerated and central banks stayed benign as inflation stayed low.

Reduce your bills with these household items

See what things you might have at home that could deliver you cost savings later on.

We all enjoy the odd bargain and inexpensive label that delivers quality at a fraction of the price; however, sometimes shelling out a bit more up front can mean greater cost savings down the track.
Check out these seven things that could provide you with financial benefits over the long term.

Here's some free advice

Stop taking advice from people that offer it for free.

We’re all guilty of it at some stage in our lives.

As we grow up, land our first job and receive our first pay check, friends, family and colleagues will all chip in to give you their pearls of wisdom. 

Earn more, spend less

Sounds easy, but in reality it’s much harder than that.

In the moment, most of us would rather have that $15 lunch special than increase our super contributions by 1%. “Later” doesn’t hold up so well against “now.”

Can delayed gratification help you with your finances?

Are you the type of person who always has to have the latest clothes, smart technology or gym gear?

If you answered yes to this question, you could be a person who likes instant gratification, that is, you like to indulge in instant reward now, rather than exercising self-controli, in return for a potentially greater reward in the future.

Be the boss of your cash

If, like many others, your life and money feels a bit like a juggling act - paying bills here and there ... and "Uh oh, forgot about the council rates, guess that one's going on the credit card".

You may be thinking that having some extra cash would solve a lot of your problems.

8 key learnings from 2020

Mainstream and financial media keep presenting us daily with the ever-present worry list surrounding investment markets that relates to economic activity, profits, interest rates, politics, etc. Or by the perennial predictions of an imminent crash.

Australia slides into a “per capita recession

Key points

  • Australian growth slowed even more in the December quarter. Growth may bounce back a bit this year, but the housing downturn will likely constrain it to around 2- 2.5%.
  • As a result, unemployment is likely to drift up and wages growth and inflation remain lower for longer.

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