From the day we start school (if not before), we’re told that we are all unique examples of the roughly 100 billion humans who have walked the earth. If this was the case then why are we all so consistent, predictable and almost boring when it comes to money? It affects us all on such […]

If you’re about to embark on your wealth creation journey, you may be wondering what you should aim for first. Here’s my advice: aim for nothing. Huh? Let me explain. When I say ‘aim for nothing’ I mean you should aim for owing nothing and owning nothing. Sounds easy, doesn’t it? In fact, you may […]

The media is no longer a civil service. It’s a business. Yes, this statement would have Walter Cronkite turning in his grave. But sorry Walter—the glory days of the stoic newsman presenting a fair and balanced view at 6pm are over. These days, news is less about journalism and more about bending to our deepest, […]

Remember all those New Year’s resolutions you made back in January? Well it’s now March, which means either they’ve taken effect or you’ve returned to your 2015 habits. Mind you, that’s assuming it takes about three weeks to permanently change a habit. That theory came from Maxwell Maltz’s book Psycho-Cybernetics in the 1960s, which has been the […]

Here’s our latest eBook: Financial Advice is Overrated. Strange title for an eBook, isn’t it? Especially when you consider it was written by a team of financial advisers. But surely it’s what the public must be thinking. Why else would the industry be struggling to expand its reach? The Australian financial advice industry seems to focus […]

As an insider in the finance industry, it seems quite clear that banks, financial intuitions and insurers (particularly insurers) aren’t interested in attaining female clients. Sure, the government keeps talking about equal opportunity and equal income. But the average pay gap between men and women is 17%—30% in the financial and insurance services industries. Forty […]