Money Management

Johnny Depp Did a Bad, Bad Thing

Grab some popcorn. Dim the lights. Settle back in your easy chair. Today we’re going to watch one of the world’s top actors, Johnny Depp, in his most challenging role yet. The story starts in 2010 when Depp reportedly walked off the set of the movie Black Mass when the...

Family and legacy

The Secrets to Health, Wealth  & Happiness. In a Nutshell.

We’ve all read the research about how to achieve happiness: lay off the booze, get more exercise, spend less time in the office and more time with your family. Uh-huh. Yet what happens when you ask 19,914 ordinary Aussies what really makes them happy? That’s what one of Australia’s largest...

Family and legacy

The 10 Million Dollar Question:Kidults and Money

I must have sat through hundreds of investment lectures in my lifetime - but there’s only one that literally made my jaw drop. Let me tell you about it. It happened a few weeks ago in Omaha, at a talk that featured Warren Buffett’s only daughter, Susie, answering questions from the audience. A young Asian kid put up his hand and asked, “What would you do if your father had given you $10 million on your eighteenth birthday?”

Goals

Two Weeks In The US

I walk past a line-up of well-to-do, middle-aged women, decked out in puffy coats and Gucci handbags -- camping out on the sidewalk. They’ve been here all night in the freezing cold, lining up to secure the best seats. It’s worth it. By the time the sun rises, the line behind them will stretch literally as far as the eye can see.

Investing (shares)

Scott Pape on Triple M – April 30

Join Scott Pape (coming to you from Omaha, Nebraska) and the Triple M Hot Breakfast crew as they discuss all things Buffett… listen to ‘Scott Pape on Triple M – April 30’ on audioBoom

Family and legacy

The Life-Changing Power of Rituals

He woke up at 3am screaming his lungs out. He continued sobbing, on and off, till the sun came up. He giggled over breakfast as he used his bowl as a hat, tipping yoghurt over his bald noggin. The past 12 months have taught me a lot about the life-changing power of...

Family and legacy

An email that I received (I liked it so much that I hired him)

I haven’t spoken to the bitch in almost three years. I’m talking about my mother – but I’m already getting ahead of myself. Let me explain. See the term ‘poor’ has no bearing on a kid. You see the signs, live them, hear the grievances of your struggling single mother,...

Careers

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.

Careers

Bravo Barefooter!

Today, I thought I’d share with you the true story of a Barefooter hero named ‘James’ (I changed his name because he’s too proud to be singled out), who five years ago was an average twentysomething with no special skills, qualifications or cash.

Careers

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.

Careers

Kicking Goals After Football

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