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Managing your own money in 2020 Nov 03, 2019

My sixth published book will be released early in the new year, via Wilkinson Publishing.

I’ve co-authored this book with my colleague Stephen Moriarty, himself a full-time investor for the past decade-and-a-half.

The book is aimed at people wanting to manage their own money, and to thrive...

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This is why connectivity matters Oct 24, 2019

Around the world big cities are becoming more and more important.

Not only are the tech companies focusing on being close to other large businesses and the pick of the finest talent, retirement living is increasingly becoming a big-city concept too.

In London we’ve always known that housing...

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This is why stock markets will take a hit Oct 24, 2019

That markets are over-valued is barely a point worthy of debate.

There are always ways to twist & turn or justify the numbers, but the warning indicators are flashing everywhere.

Speculative activity has been rife, from cryptocurrencies to cannabis stocks.

In Australia, growth stocks have...

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Saving tax isn’t the reason to spend or invest Oct 22, 2019

To be honest with you, 2019 hasn’t really gone according to plan for us.

Sadly we lost a close family member, and we’ve had to shuffle things around quite a lot this year to work through some stuff.

It’s been a timely reminder that life throws up these things periodically.

Carpe...

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This is the problem with the efficient markets hypothesis Oct 22, 2019

The efficient markets hypothesis (EMH) holds that assets are rationally priced by markets as all publicly available information is immediately reflected in prices…in real time.

People like to think that they can identify bubbles, and time them.

But even in the most famous cases of all,...

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This is financial independence…and how people get there Oct 21, 2019

There’s no one size fits all when it comes to choosing how to live your life.

And the same applies to designing a career or business, and where and how you are going to live.

What’s right for one person may not be right for another.

Today, a short discussion on some of the ways in...

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This is why stock picking is so darned tricky Oct 20, 2019

Have you ever wondered why it’s so challenging for fund managers and stock pickers to beat the market…even for market professionals?

There are a number of reasons.

For one thing, to a certain extent institutions are the market these days, so there’s an awful lot of...

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This is how you can start your own gig Oct 20, 2019

It’s difficult for many of us to imagine escaping the 9 to 5…to be able to do our own thing.

It can be done, though, if there is a strong will to do so.

It certainly helps if you can first build an asset base and a buffer to see you through the first 12 to 24 months, while keeping...

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