As an adviser, I was often introduced to what seemed like an endless array of client investment proclivities. I lost count of the various agricultural, real estate and share investment schemes that were “run past me” over the years. There was even one that required purchasing unhatched ostrich eggs ready for incubation! And, as was […]
Everybody has their opinions on all manner of topics and investors are certainly no exception. For as long as there have been people investing, there’s also been plenty of debate about what is the best investment? And like all the big questions in life, such debate is as treacherous a minefield as one could possibly […]
Back during my adviser days, I was often asked: “can you show us how to save money?” Now on the surface, the question (and its many variants) appeared quite the simple problem for trained money professional like me. But in fact, their question was actually asking me to produce what was tantamount to the ‘holy […]
Compound interest, or as Albert Einstein reputedly referred to it as “the eighth wonder of the world.” has been hijacked. Yep, you read it right, highjacked! It appears the world of financial marketers and a bunch of charlatans and hucksters have taken this humble formula and are portraying it as some sort of ‘Holy Grail’ […]
Here’s some valuable personal finance tips I’ve gathered over the last 25 years of being an adviser. My purpose in sharing these 5 tips is to allow you to be able to shape your thinking, off the back of my experience. Experience is an extremely good teacher but sometimes, you just haven’t been in the game long enough to acquire a lot of i
There are many ways to pay off your home loan quickly, here are some more and why you should do it.
A selection of questions, and more importantly my answers, from the Quora site. This will help you to formulate your investment strategy.
I have recently been reading a number of articles written by people who aspire to early retirement, actually, make that very early retirement. The blogging world seems to be host to a plethora of people whose working life would seem to be just commencing, but are intent on documenting their path to a life of […]