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May 6, 2014

Should you diversify or not?

pie chartDiversification is the catch cry of many financial advisors.

But what exactly is it and should you actually do it?  It is important for you to make up your own mind in order to comfortably and confidently determine the appropriate level of diversification to include in your personal financial strategy.

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May 6, 2014

Where is your super?

Lady holding money and using calculatorNow where did I leave my superannuation funds?

They are normally right here with my keys and purse!  How could I have misplaced them?!

“Where is your Super?” is more of a rhetorical question that not only encompasses what super funds hold your money but also what is your money invested in and how is it performing taking into account all the relevant fees.

Believe it or not it’s easier than you think to lose track of some of the superannuation funds that belong to you. Read more

April 2, 2014

Ignore the Voices

Yellow Bull hornOnce you begin to formulate a personal financial strategy, your radar will pick up “the voices” coming at you from all corners.

Suddenly, it seems everyone, and I do mean everyone, is a financial guru!

The taxi driver, bartender, your mother-in-law, the shop assistant, even your sister’s pet dachshund will know where interest rates are going, understand the complexities of the national economy and how it relates to the global economy, can predict financial market movements or has inside knowledge of the conspiracy to manipulate the real estate market.

Ignore them all! Read more

January 14, 2014

Found the Holy Grail of Investing Yet?

Finding the Holy Grail image of a mans headHave you been looking for the 'holy grail' of investing for years?

I think I may have found it and I'm very happy to share it with you. It's not going to knock your socks off but I guarantee that by being disciplined and always using it you will become a better investor. Read more

December 5, 2013

Are you a Risk Taker?

Are you a risk takerWhy are we so frightened of investing in shares, yet we have no problem buying a property?

What are our beliefs about shares vs property and are they founded in reality?

Why do many of us go ahead and buy a $400,000  home and be so confident we have bought the best investment in the world, yet, buying $400,000 of shares would keep many of us awake at night! Read more

October 12, 2013

9 Tips for a Sound Investment Strategy

9TipsPlanInvesting is a long term activity that evolves over time.

 

Like any project, its success will depend on a well thought out plan or strategy. Read more

August 20, 2013

Review Your Options

ReviewYou've developed a money plan. You know what you want and you have written your goals.

Now it's time to consider options - the different strategies and tactics that you can use to reach your goals.

Here are five tips to help you get started.

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