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The fine print on Apple’s new credit card

Sir Richard Branson leaned across the table, smiled, and winked at me. “It’s pretty sexy, right?” In his hand was a credit card ‒ a Virgin credit card ‒ with an aesthetically revolutionary ‘clipped corner’. That boozy night happened, from memory, about 16 years ago. At the time Branson was...

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How a Barefooter lost 97 kilos, and saved fifteen grand in 18 months

I’ve decided to make a move into a new industry: health and fitness. (I’ve even come up with a catchy name for my program: ‘The Barefoot Bikini Challenge’.) Why am I so excited? Well, I just read the following email from Claire, who has given me one of my most...

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Let me tell you about the smartest 23-year-old woman I know:

Her name is Samantha, and she’s worked out a way to get a private 30-minute financial strategy session with me every single month. How much does she pay me? Nutt’n. In fact, I pay her $40! Then again, she does wield sharp scissors and often holds a razor to my...

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My experience with dumpster diving

There have been a couple of times in my career that I’ve come across a subculture. The first was right back when I began: people who would write to me about my … feet. Yep, that’s a thing. Some people get their socks off looking at bare feet in the...

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The man who made $54 million before lunch

Last Monday, I broke bread with a bloke who’d just made $54 million … before lunch. True dinks. His name is Anthony Eisen and he’s one of the founders of Afterpay. And he’s very, very rich. Yet a few years ago he was like any other dad living in the...

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When cashed up bogans run out of luck

You know what really grinds my gears? Cashed up bogans. For years, their success stories have been clickbait for news websites. They all run along the same lines: Craig and Cheryl were just like you – wasting their lives away reading empty articles on the internet instead of applying themselves...

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