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This is how to learn a new language Dec 09, 2019

Few industries are as riddled with jargon as the finance sector.

And, if anything, the amount of jargon being used out there seems to be getting worse!

Some of this may be down to self-interest in the industry, of course.

By making personal finance and investing sound more complicated than it...

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This is why you need to sort yourself out first Dec 09, 2019

One of the buzzwords of the wellness industry right now is ‘self-care’.

As they always say on aeroplanes, ‘fit your own oxygen mask first before helping others’.

This advice isn’t given to encourage us to be selfish.

Far from it!

The point is that if you’re...

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This is how to thrive in a capitalist economy Dec 07, 2019

I’ve been hanging out in Seoul this week – a modernising city going through great change.

Following a desperate war of attrition in the 1950s, and long periods of political chaos, South Korea has now been through an extended stable period, wherein – despite some ongoing...

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This is the formula for financial independence Dec 06, 2019

It doesn’t matter how much – or little – you earn, the formula for financial success remains the same.

That is, spend less than you earn and invest the difference.

Very simple, yet so often ignored.

The great Jim Rohn took this a little further, suggesting that you should spend...

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The stars will never align perfectly Dec 05, 2019

Australia has been through nearly 30 years of unbroken growth.

Of course, there have been summer seasons and winter seasons, as there always will be.

But if you haven’t seen the results you’re after, you probably need to look in the mirror, as the answers lie within.

Despite the...

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These are the 3 key types of freedom Dec 05, 2019

There’s no doubt that high-paying corporate roles can accelerate your financial results, although the tax deducted at source can be withering.

The problem with so many corporate and executive roles is that they can suck up so much of your time, with core office time of 30 to 40 hours a week...

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This is how you can invest and travel Dec 04, 2019

As planned, we’ve spent quite a bit of time away from Noosa and over in Europe this year.

We’ve now been to more than 40 countries in our lifetimes, and we’re looking to add a couple of new countries to the growing list over the coming 6 months.

Thankfully, it’s become...

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This is why rebalancing is critical to your success Nov 06, 2019

It isn’t fashionable to hold cash or liquid funds right now, especially given the historically low level of interest rates around the developed world.

And yet, cash is important.

Cash gives you a safety buffer, it’s uncorrelated with other assets such as equities, and it gives...

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