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Investment | Financial Education

Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde: the dark side of compounding that your adviser's most likely not telling you about

By: Stuart Ritchie
February 14th, 2019

It’s all too easy to ignore the small print.

To gloss over the detail and hear the things you want.

Time to stop and think.

Are well concealed charges eating away at your returns like termites?

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Investment | Financial Education

Right, listen up, it’s time to address the ‘big, bad’ volatility issue in the room

By: Sam Instone
February 6th, 2019

As a campaigner for positive change in global investing…

I make it my mission to follow those advocating for the same.

Robin Powell is a financial journalist whose sentiments so often reflect my own.

His recent piece on market volatility (and why it shouldn’t affect focus) is particularly share-worthy.

Here’s what he had to say.

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Investment | Financial Planning | Financial Education

What does Apple's first slogan have in common with our MOST successful clients?

By: Stuart Ritchie
February 5th, 2019

“Think different.” 

One of Apple’s most memorable advertising slogans

Also applies to the way we observe self-made millionaires and how billionaires handle their money.

Here’s how.

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Financial Planning | Investment | Financial Education

7 roles of a financial planner (and golf buddy isn’t one of them)

By: Sam Instone
January 31st, 2019

I love a good podcast.

Especially one on my favourite topic – financial planners.

It’s why I want to share this one about the 7 benefits a good planner brings.  

And it doesn’t include money management or being your friend.

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Financial Education | Financial Planning

It would NEVER happen to me (or could it?)

By: Stuart Ritchie
January 30th, 2019

No one likes to think about mortality.

Last week, I published a blog asking how old you’ll be when you die

(And some didn’t like it).

But the reality is harsh and unavoidable.

It can be even harsher for those you leave behind…

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Financial Education | Investment

Goodbye and thank you, Jack Bogle

By: Sam Instone
January 20th, 2019

Legendary Vanguard founder, John (Jack) Bogle, died of cancer on Wednesday, at the age of 89.

The father of index investing.

Bloomberg says investors have a trillion reasons to thank him.

Here’s why.

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Investment | Financial Planning | Financial Education

You may be wrecking your investments (without knowing it)

By: Sam Instone
January 15th, 2019

Human beings are prone to biases.

Tim Richards, behavioural expert and blogger, says they can wreck investments.

One may be particularly important to understand this year...

Given 2018’s market performance and the news surrounding it.

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Financial Planning | Financial Education | Investment

7 important financial ideas to kickstart 2019

By: Sam Instone
January 7th, 2019

New year…

New goals, right?

But how often do we fulfil them, especially the financial ones?

Find out below…

(Along with a few interesting ideas to guide you financially in 2019).

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