What does it take to make us feel rich?
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What it takes to make us feel rich

- January 21, 2022 3 MIN READ

The average Aussie says they would need to earn a far higher salary than the average wage to feel rich. What’s behind this unattainable aspiration? According to new research from comparison site Finder, the average Aussie says they would need to earn a far higher salary than the average wage to feel rich. A survey… Read more »

Give up on active investing
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5 reasons to give up on active investing

- January 21, 2022 4 MIN READ

Active investing means aiming to get a higher return than the market index, and here’s why Dave Rae isn’t a fan. We all want to be better than average, it makes us feel smarter. Who hasn’t been enticed by a big glossy ad from a fund manager showing their amazing outperformance over the previous one… Read more »

Factors affecting the world economy 2022
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2022 world economy: the big factors to watch closely

- January 20, 2022 5 MIN READ

Will 2022 be the year where the world economy recovers from the pandemic? That’s the big question on everyone’s lips as the holiday season ends and the new year really begins. One complicating factor is that most of the latest major forecasts were published in the weeks before the omicron variant swept the world. At… Read more »

volatile sharemarkets
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Strategies to help cope with volatile sharemarkets

- January 19, 2022 2 MIN READ

Understanding the emotion of the markets is just as important as getting a handle on the fundamentals. Here are my top strategies to cope with volatile sharemarkets. Don’t panic Stay calm. Get some good, sound advice from a stockbroker, financial planner or wise, investment-savvy friend or relative. Never forget markets are simply a collection of… Read more »

Passive income ideas Australia
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10 passive income ideas to up your game in 2022

- January 18, 2022 5 MIN READ

Sit back and watch your money grow with these clever passive income ideas that will diversity your income without taking up your time. Passive income is the key to taking back your time and growing your money. It’s basically another income stream that doesn’t require your time on an ongoing basis. So while you may… Read more »

Money can buy happiness
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Why money can buy happiness

- January 18, 2022 3 MIN READ

What if the old saying was wrong? What if money can buy happiness and always has? There are some things we’re told all the way through life which just don’t make sense. Sayings that people love to recycle without ever really thinking about them. That ‘money can’t buy happiness’ is right up there on the… Read more »

Your most valuable asset is time
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Your most valuable asset isn’t money

- January 17, 2022 5 MIN READ

We often look back at how much we earned in the previous year, but have you ever looked at how much time was taken away? If you don’t prioritise your time, you’re not paying enough attention to your most valuable asset.  As financial advisers we often talk about the need to cover yourself for life’s… Read more »