Bastards. It’s like some financial arch-devil was sent down to blend all of my worst fears into a single nightmare. What the hell is going on? Both sides of politics … Read More Two fears blend for one nightmare
It’s a horrible realisation that hits everyone in about their late 30s. You are older than any of your sporting heroes. They’ve retired. Unless you watch lawn bowls, … Read More Retirement is not the best option
What’s just happened is no Harold Holt situation, but when you “lose” a prime minister, you tend to lose a few other things too. One of them is a … Read More Flying the flag for fair-er when it comes to super
SUMMARY: SMSFs awoke to geared property earlier and in bigger numbers than previously realised. The hunger for geared property inside self-managed super funds is far bigger than … Read More Lifting the lid on property in super
SUMMARY: Getting around the traps to super contributions pre- and post-65. Getting money into super can be confusing, particularly for those at, or getting toward, the end of your working … Read More Avoid a super contributions trap
Generation X is often accused of being fatalistic about superannuation. Many believe it will be hoovered up by government taxes, crash before they receive it, or taken by frauds. But … Read More What are some of the most important things you should know about your super?
SUMMARY: The message on asset class diversification has never been clearer. If you’re a self-managed super fund trustee and your guts haven’t been churning in recent weeks, then I know … Read More SMSFs are not paid to panic
Permanent chaos can be overwhelmingly tiring. A bit of stability and consistency in life is generally welcome. An example of chaos? Greece. Who would be them at the moment? Flat … Read More Permanent chaos – Super’s relative stability
There is a period in every parent’s life where all vacations seem to be “holidays in hell”. Who would travel with kids by choice? Tired kids meet airport security. A … Read More Money for nothin’? You gotta earn it!
I have a rule with Mrs DebtMan. Well, I have a few. So does she. And hers includes no mobile phones at the dinner table. She goes all Cujo-like – … Read More Now’s time to go hard, Gen-Xers!