Financial Planners

How to ruin your financial life

He didn’t even introduce himself. An old bloke just walked straight up to me, poked his knobbly old index finger into my ribs, leaned in, and said: “They don’t listen to you, do they!” “Huh?” I replied, cowering like a schoolboy (I was at a function, and I didn’t know...

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Pie In the Sky

A few years ago, just after Peter got married, he decided that if he was ever going to get ahead, he needed to “have a crack” at being his own boss. Today he works 18 hours a day, darting from one store to the other trying to keep things afloat. He’s tired, stressed and fearful about the future for his wife and newborn son.

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Adjusting To A Brave New World….

Driven by Fear The ongoing asylum seeker issue and Ford’s decision to sack 440 workers have been the two major stories in the media last week. Both matters are highly political – and at their core both are driven by fear. In the case of the Ford workers it’s a...

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An Amazonian Impact on the Retail Sector

According to reports in the press this week, Amazon is looking to set up shop in Australia – or, more accurately, to build a huge warehouse distribution center here. The impacts here will be big...

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5 Reasons NOT to go to Uni

Now as a graduate myself, I've got nothing against university, but it's not the only option. To prove it, here are five powerful, productive and profitable alternatives.

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Spice Of Life

I’m always on the lookout for smart ways to teach young people the life-changing lessons of financial education. A little while ago I learned about a father and son team who had got into the hot spices game – and the aftertaste was a solid understanding of how to earn...

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Toes Up or Toes Down for Westfield?

We all know a story about a European immigrant who worked hard, bought property, and ended up rich, right? Well let me tell you about a couple of guys who became billionaires...

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Add to (Your Wealth) Cart

As people grow more comfortable with 'add to shopping cart' – this will hurt capital-intensive ‘brick-based’ businesses. Online success stories will follow.

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Kicking Goals After Football

I’ve decided to look at two football veterans (from both grand final clubs) who have kicked major financial goals.

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Hanging Out With Sir Richard Branson

In the midst of rejections for my radio show, I put in a call to Sir Richard Branson's people. They said yes, here's the interview.