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This is why school catchments are becoming critical Oct 19, 2019

School catchments have always been important in driving demographics, and how and where families choose to live.

But as the capital cities become denser, this will become more and more so the case.

In Sydney and Brisbane we are now seeing the advent of high-rise inner-city high schools, which is...

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This is why skin in the game matters Oct 19, 2019

Due to loss aversion, we tend to feel losses at least twice as keenly as we enjoy gains.

Mastering emotions ad the ups and down of market cycles is all part of what makes for successful investing.

For this reason, while it is smart to back-test strategies and understand historic results, learning...

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This is why you should think carefully about incentives Oct 19, 2019

Incentives are simply something that is offered to make you behave in a certain way.

And whenever you’re offered an incentive it’s worth thinking very carefully about why that is the case.

If a supermarket is offering you a rewards card, this may be so that the chain can track your...

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This is why averages can be so misleading Oct 18, 2019

Sydney 2019, MasterMind Intensive Workshop

Have you ever considered how misleading averages can be?

For example, if someone told you to walk across a river because it was only 4 feet deep on average, you’d be justifiably upset if it turned out to be 8 feet deep with strong currents in the...

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This is our NLW MasterMind Intensive workshop Oct 16, 2019

We’re just getting set up for our Next Level Wealth MasterMind Intensive workshop.

We have a full boardroom for tomorrow, where some of the sharpest minds in the business will be sharing their inner-most thoughts.

I discuss why we get so excited by our Next Level Wealth workshops in the...

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This will be Sydney’s newest tech hub Oct 16, 2019

I’ve discussed in various posts before why the tech revolution is so important to the global economy, and to the Aussie economy.

See here for more details, for example.

While tech companies could in theory be based anywhere, it seems that Sydney has become Australia’s technology...

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This is how to benefit from gentrification Oct 11, 2019

Housing markets tend to be imperfect, since they aren’t comprised entirely of investors.

And, with a bit of research, it’s not that hard to find areas that are set to improve.

In the case of Brisbane’s Woolloongabba, for example, there are plenty of new apartment developments...

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This is why trees don’t grow to the sky Oct 10, 2019

Mean reversion is one of the most important concepts in finance and investing.

Prices which stray too far from the long-run norm are likely to revert to the mean, or long-run average.

Over the short term, price and value can become decoupled, but over the long run they will always be linked.

What...

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