Demographer Bernard Salt says Generation X changed the concept of growing up. Xers believed age 18, even 21, was too early to become an adult. “Can we delay the whole … Read More School’s almost out. What can your generation teach school leavers about money?
Jennifer Hawkins looks good in anything, right? But how much hotter is she in a swimsuit? Similarly, residential property has always looked sexy in super. Super, like a bathing cozzie, … Read More Has superannuation become a good vehicle to invest in residential real estate? Why or why not?
You know, I know where this question wants us to go. But I’m just not sure that it’s right. The obvious answer? “They forget about the unbreakable relationship between risk … Read More Memory loss affects some Generations more than others. What key things do investors often forget?
Every great bubble story comes with its own disastrous crash landing. And when it’s the stock market, it’s so often carnage of the mid-air jumbo jet explosion variety. Debris and … Read More Mining stocks have been hammered lately. Are they still good for your share portfolio or super fund?
To answer this question requires some help from the divine wisdom of Yoda. “Waste of time, it is, if you already know where your money goes. Yessss, hmmm.” What the … Read More Should we write down every dollar we spend, or is doing this just a waste of time?
Once upon a time, in the early 70s, there was an evil scientist named Walter Mischel. (Evil might be a bit harsh, but the best stories have evil scientists.) Wally … Read More What is the most inspiring piece of financial advice you’ve heard. Who gave it, and how did it help you?
Say to yourself: “Cool! One million down, one million to go”. On its own, it’s not retirement material for a Gen Xer. Or, at least it shouldn’t be. A million … Read More Winning lotto is unlikely but we can always dream. What should you do with a $1 million windfall?
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Not all debt is the devil. There are actually three kinds of debt: “dumb”; “okay”; and “great” debt. To categorise them, you need to ask two questions. One: Will the … Read More What are some of the biggest mistakes people make when it comes to paying off their debts?