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6 things you can do right now to boost your wealth

It’s easy to put stuff off in life. That might be joining the gym so you can start getting fit, for instance. It might be saving for that next holiday. And that’s no criticism. I’m guilty of it. In saying that, I’m definitely getting better at taking action on stuff now rather than later. Maybe it comes with age. Stuff like exercising and getting fit, for example,...

Fund your next family holiday for next to nothing

Holidays can be an expensive proposition. Once you factor everything in, sometimes you’re left wondering whether it’s actually worth the financial stretch, particularly when you could be putting that money, say, towards paying off the mortgage.If you’re a long-time reader of my blogs, you’ll know that getaways and holidays are a must for me and my family.We always bake-in holidays when planning next year’s...

In your 40s and don’t have back-up plan?

Yeah? You might want to read on.  In your 20s and 30s, I’d argue you’re primarily focused on two things: your career and having fun.If you’re lucky, you’ll have had good financial habits drummed into from a young age and you’ll have been consistent squirrelling away money, making a few smart investments along the way and be on the road to living life on your terms.Your...

The impossible dream… can you build wealth and live it up today?

Everything in life’s a trade-off, regardless of which way you look at it. Take accumulating wealth. To get to a point of choosing whether you want to work – or not! – takes discipline and sacrifice. In other words, getting there’ typically a massive trade-off when growing wealth.For me, the most difficult trade-off is having stuff and living happily and not beyond your means. I guess...

How do you ‘feel’ about money?!

Here’s a question I bet you’ve never asked yourself: “how does money make me feel?” It’s a tricky one to answer, right?!From my experience, there’s always an emotional attachment to money. No one’s ever truly rational when it comes to spending.In fact, most of our behaviours around spending have a degree of recklessness or exuberance.Ever bought a big-ticket item online on a Friday night after having...

Should I use a financial advisor or do it myself?

This week I’m going to answer what is perhaps the number question people ask when it comes to financial advice. Drum roll, please…Should I use a financial advisor or do it myself? It’s a big one. The million-dollar question, if you will.  Before I get down into the detail of the pros and cons each way, I’d like to preface it by saying that we actually cater...

7 mistakes families make when building wealth

Wealth is all about building up your asset base.  This is something that I’d argue is vitally important for families, in particular. It’s not just about owning your own home (preferably your ‘dream home’). It’s about building your asset base to a point where you can start generating passive income to fund sending your kids to the right school and funding your family’s lifestyle well into retirement.  If...

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7 reasons you should employ a coach for your health and financial fitness

A few years ago I was feeling tired and unfit. My exercise regime was non-existent and my diet was getting progressively worse.One day I decided to go for a run.Wow, what an eye opener, I could hardly run 1km and I was panting and wheezing.I needed help.I decided to give a personal trainer a go, but I didn’t know how to...

Demystifying debt – bad vs good!

The word ‘debt’ cops a bad wrap, in my opinion.  Mention debt, and our minds tend to jump to the negative connotations of the word. And rightfully so. ‘Bad’ debt is exactly that – not great. Meaning, any debt that’s not going to make you money over the medium to long term (aka building your wealth) is something you want to avoid like the plague.Well, as much...

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The US & China Trade War: What you need to know

Trade wars aren’t new. They’ve been played out throughout the annals of time.  So why is the US-China Trade War, which seems to escalate with every passing week, any different? Well, that’s a tricky one to answer. The short answer is the global economy’s been on pretty shaky ground since the Global Financial Crisis.Meaning the world’s two largest superpowers rattling their sabres is shaking what are...

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