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
Just another January … after another massive spending season, we get smashed on the stock market to the tune of tens of billions of dollars. Can’t we just take a … Read More Don’t let debt mountain make a monkey out of you
Don’t avoid end-of-year navel gazing. It’s an innate part of being human and thinking at a higher level. Learn some lessons. Take stock on near misses. Make fewer mistakes … Read More End-of-year navel gazing adds a whole lot of value
I am staggering, limping, into Christmas. Happens every year. Work like crazy through December … to end another year of crazy. Attend about 50 pre-Christmas catchups, leaving a liver in … Read More Gen X’s greatest financial challenge is now
Icebergs are dangerous. The Titanic’s captain showed us comprehensively. It’s not the 10 per cent that sits above the waterline, but the 90 per cent that sits below. And fish … Read More Lending’s iceberg crippling property investors.
Easy! Borrow until your nose bleeds, you can’t sleep at night, or you’re finding it hard to breathe. Then pay a little back. Nope. That’s definitely not the way to … Read More How much debt is too much?
One of the under-appreciated joys of a long marriage is that you literally have a lifetime together to argue and fight. An eternal sparring partner. And arguing with your … Read More Reno rumble in DebtMan jungle
Well, that depends, doesn’t it? Perhaps just wriggle your way into a some $10 Kris Kringles, and you’ll be right, hey bro? But, sadly, a tenner won’t wrap a six-pack … Read More Short of dough for Xmas shopping? Read this
Wrong question. Try this one: “How much do you love your partner and/or kids?” Life insurance covers your family when you can’t fog up a mirror anymore. That is, you’re … Read More Too much love/insurance ain’t enough