In the Media

June 13, 2019

The Importance of culture for investors

One of the important take outs from of the Banking Royal Commission is that poor corporate culture not only leads to bad outcomes for customers but […]
June 13, 2019

Being too clever means you miss the coffee cups

I am mourning the end of Game of Thrones. For years I have enjoyed the anticipation of each season commencing and the weekly ritual of devouring […]
December 13, 2018

There’s never been a better time to be an investor

As Christmas approaches, it is an ideal time for reflection. When thinking about 2018, I agree with the often-repeated sentiment of our most recent ex-prime minister, […]
November 13, 2018

In a world of fake news, how to understand what is really happening

I had the recent pleasure of celebrating the conferring of my father’s PhD. Achieving the milestone at age 73, he is a testament to the benefits […]
October 9, 2018

How to hunt zombie insurance policies

The recent Productivity Commission report into superannuation coined a new term, “zombie insurance”. Unfamiliar to most, how do you know if you’ve got it and how […]
September 20, 2018

The easy way to consolidate your super

ABC TV finance presenter Madeleine Morris recently admitted she has a dirty little secret. She has four different super funds, that she knows of. One of […]
September 3, 2018

The money problems that dogged Aretha Franklin’s remarkable career

The death of Aretha Franklin sees the loss of one of the most acclaimed and versatile singers of all time. The longevity of her career was […]
August 8, 2018

Think and Grow Rich revisited

Think and Grow Rich is one of the most widely read self-help books of all time. First published in 1937, it has fascinated readers with its stories […]
August 8, 2018

‘Retreat to go forward’: Four money lessons from tai chi

I recently escaped Melbourne’s winter weather and spent nine glorious days on the Indonesian island of Bintan. One of the highlights was practicing tai chi overlooking […]
June 27, 2018

The World Cup shows both ‘spenders’ and ‘savers’ can win

Arguably the best two football players at this year’s FIFA World Cup are Lionel Messi of Argentina and Cristiano Ronaldo of Portugal. While they both dominate […]
June 20, 2018

How to avoid being rich but miserable

Rich people have a reputation for being stingy. There are many famous examples of wealthy people who are fixated on money, such as actor Cary Grant who […]
June 6, 2018

How to afford to live beyond 100

There is a fantastic chart that shows the remarkable increase in life expectancy over the last half-century. In Australia it has increased from 71 years in 1960 to […]
May 14, 2018

Women’s endurance gives them a financial edge

My sister is one of my life heroes and it seems that she is always finding new ways to impress me. She has represented Australia in […]
May 10, 2018

Body works: Auto-Immune Disease

The function of every organism is to survive. This survival is achieved by the finely tuned processes of metabolism and homeostasis. Metabolism is defined as the […]
April 27, 2018

In response to the Royal Commission

 
April 18, 2018

What Blade Runner 2049 teaches about price and value

I enjoyed the recent Blade Runner sequel Blade Runner 2049. Yet speak to film aficionados and they’ll tell you that the original Blade Runner, released in 1982, was a much […]
April 11, 2018

Would you like to be the richest person in the world?

The richest person to have ever lived is believed to be Mansa Musa, the 10th emperor of the Mali Empire, who lived in the 14th century. His […]
April 5, 2018

Downsizer Contribution

From July 1 last year it became much harder to build up more superannuation thanks to a tightening of the limits on contributions. The maximum “concessional contributions” […]
March 28, 2018

The gift of education and the cost of funding it

March 28, 2018

Exercise – Is more better?

I have repeatedly suggested that the ideal amount of exercise every week is somewhere between 3 to 5 hours. So, is this just my gut feeling […]