Money Management

Why are people stealing my book?

Every father wants to be a hero to his son. So, a few weeks back, I took my four-year-old to a bookstore to show him my bestseller. Only problem? I couldn’t find a single copy anywhere (not even in the bargain bin). “Your book. It isn’t here, is it Daddy?”...

Buying your first home

An Update on the First Home Saver Super Accounts

I’m a little ‘dusty’ as I write this. You see, as a card-carrying DIK (Dad I Know), I don’t get many leave passes from my wife … so when I got an invitation to an EOFY (End of Financial Year) finance shindig, I couldn’t pass it up. After all, the...

Superannuation

The $31,203 Road Test

Are you looking for Australia’s biggest and best super fund? Well, that’s what we’re going to cover today. You see, the front page of the Australian Financial Review this week said that NAB is the new king of super, claiming the bragging rights of Australia’s biggest retail super fund. It’s...

Superannuation

The Ticking Time-Bomb in Your Super Fund

I’ve never told you this before. If you think you’re close to ‘kicking the bucket’ (well, 55 and over), you need to read this. And if you have someone in your life who’s in the bucket-kicking zone, you should share this column with them — because it will save them...