One of the many labels you could plonk on my parents is “hippies”. It’s not just their home-grown organic food, the solar-powered house, or their constant rewatching of British 70s … Read More Heed the hippy money lesson
Is having a colleague throw something at my head, with a question, advice? “Hey, wanna read this?” That’s sort of advice, isn’t it? Anyway, that something was a book, … Read More Property wealth = quality assets + debt + time
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
The great thing about being a Generation Xer is that we’ve still got youth. At least in a relative sense. Sure, I’ve forgotten a few words to some Cold Chisel … Read More 5 steps for Gen-X to retire well
Exhausting, depressing, scary and life-changing. The crashing end of a long-term relationship can be physically and mentally all-consuming. Contemplating life as a single, or setting off on the search … Read More Single scene all about planning
Best ways? Plural? Is there some suggestion that there’s more than one way? Because there isn’t. There is only one way to cut your nasty, insidious, credit … Read More What are the best ways to cut down credit card debt?
Being diagnosed with a potentially deadly health condition in your 20s holds no positives. Not for the person whose lap it falls on. Not for their partner. Nor their children. … Read More Insure and hope you don’t need it
Big businesses constantly assess their balance sheets. They are always tinkering with what to keep on balance sheet. And what to bugger off it. Often, they will conclude to sell … Read More Want to save money? Act like a business and sell your kids
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
Oh, I yearn for the good old days, when robbers had to pickpocket you in the street, or sedate your dog before ransacking the home. They’re now so lazy, they … Read More Internet scams and fraud are rife. What can you do to protect yourself?