Superannuation

Time for a Super Shakeup

What I’m about to share with you could possibly be the biggest change to superannuation since I wrote my book, The Barefoot Investor: The Only Money Guide You’ll Ever Need, a few years ago. But first, a cute analogy to...

Careers

Your Advice Got Us Fired

In 15 years of answering readers’ questions, I have never, ever received one like this: Subject:  “YOUR ADVICE GOT US FIRED!” Dear Scott, My girlfriend and I are both scuba diving instructors, and after reading your book we decided to...

Superannuation

Is your money in one of these ‘fat cat’ funds?

2018’s Top 10 ‘Fat Cat Funds’ I once knew a very rich guy in his sixties who prided himself on ‘calling a spade a spade’. “You’re fat!” he once said to a bloke we’d just been introduced to. “Hey!” I...

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...

Buying your first home

How to get into your home 30% quicker

When I was a kid, all I wanted for my birthday was a pair of Air Jordans -- Mum and Dad got my hopes up. Then on the big day, they presented me with … a pair of Dunlop Volleys -- “They’re great sandshoes”, said Dad. “You know, Newk used to play in these. A phenomenal sportsman.”

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...

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...

Retirement

The $20,000 Question

I got an email this week — actually, I got it last week, the week before that, and the week before that too. The poor bugger contacting me was about to retire, and he was completely terrified. And no, it’s...

Retirement

How To Earn $62,444 While Doing Sweet Stuff All

If you’re 55 or over, stop what you’re doing and read this. If you’re under 55, forward this on to your parents (and any other salt-and-peppered-haired loved ones). Please, make sure they read it — and act on it. Today...

Financial Planners

Consider Yourself Warned…

Oh dear. It happens every now and again. A handwritten letter hits my desk. It’s written in beautiful cursive script -- a skill from a bygone era, like sewing, or customer service. “In good faith we invested our life savings with the advice of a Bendigo Bank financial advisor”, it begins. (And with a lead-in like this, I know the next line isn’t going to be: “and thanks to his independent advice, we’ve solidly outperformed the stock market”).