Debt Man column – The West Australian (News) For: November 13, 2009 Bruce Brammall Debt Man Once upon a time, there was an evil conglomerate. Oh, all right, it wasn’t … Read More Off your trolley to buy into a basket case
Start them young. If their first full sentence isn’t “Dad, show me the money!”, then you’ve been a neglectful parent. You should probably be jailed. In Monopoly prison. “Learned behaviour” … Read More Children are information sponges, so how do we transfer positive values about money to them and help them avoid our bad habits?
PORTFOLIO POINT: Here are the top eight SMSF gearing tips from super strategic guru Grant Abbott. The onset of the Global Financial Crisis ruined a few global parties. Overzealous equity … Read More Eight ways to gear DIY super
Debt Man column – The West Australian (Money) For: November 2, 2009 Bruce Brammall Debt Man Have you got a sordid past you want to disappear? Are there some misdemeanours … Read More Banks looking for friends
No problem at all – so long as all partners promise never to change any of their personal circumstances. Ever. Nobody is to get married, divorced, have any more children, … Read More “Partnerships in property: What do you think about taking a three or four-way share in residential real estate?”
Milli Vanilli had two problems. Their names were Rob Pilatus and Fab Morvan. Both were singing frauds. Similarly, super has two major downsides for Gen X. The first is access: … Read More “Building a nest egg is vital, but is there a better alternative to superannuation instead of locking your money away until age 60?”
PORTFOLIO POINT: Heard about “reportable super contributions”? They’re another Rudd Government attack on the wealthy. Here’s how they work. Means testing was launched back onto the political agenda with the … Read More Super noose tightens another notch
You want boring? Kevin Costner’s The Postman. You want sexy? Rolling around in big piles of cash in your underwear, like Allison Dine (Anna Hutchison) in Underbelly. Bucks and budgets … Read More “Budgeting is one of the most boring words in the English language. Can we make budgeting sexy?”
Debt Man column – The West Australian (Business news) For: October 16, 2009 Bruce Brammall Debt Man We’re off and racing! It’s that time again. But we’re not talking anything … Read More Rise in interest rates creates a lather of blather
Show no emotion. For God’s sake, zip it! Stuff the ticket back in your pocket and continue to stare at the TV or newspaper like nothing happened. Calmly, get the … Read More Winning the lottery is many people’s idea of a financial plan. If you do strike it lucky, what should you do with it?