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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...

My beginner’s guide to whisky

I collect whisky. Interestingly, what started as a passing interest has developed into a bit of a passion. You’d hope so – my collection’s fast approach the 60 mark.  I’ll be frank, two years ago I knew absolutely nothing about whisky. Like nothing at all. On a scale of 0-10, my whisky knowledge was a big, round zero. Fast forward 24 months, and I reckon I’m...

Should I put $600K into my kids’ education or invest it?!

Life’s all about trade-offs, particularly when it comes to financial goals. Now, I’m not going to get into the whole public vs private school debate and which is better. Private schools are expensive – we know that. The financial trade-off is enormous.To give you an idea, sending our two girls through six years of private education (high school, basically) will mean we’ll need to fork out...

The risk of not diversifying
New to investing? Get smart and diversify

Life’s full of risks. That’s a given. Some you can mitigate against, some you can’t.   When it comes to investing, one of the critical ways of minimising risk is diversification. It can save you a lot of stress, particularly if you’re prone to money worries keeping you awake at night. In fact, I’d argue that a diversified portfolio should play a vital role within any long-term...

Unhappy with Investment Fees
Why fees can seriously cramp your investment style

You rarely get a free ride in life. Same goes for investments – every one you make will have some kind of fee attached.   Left to run amok, fees can seriously suck the life out of your investment portfolio. I’ve lost count of the number of people I’ve met with active portfolios who’re losing significant amounts of cash at the hands of rampant fees. They really...

Investing Compound Interest
The power of compounding returns

This week, I want to talk you through compounding interest, often referred to as ‘compound earnings’.Albert Einstein called it one of the ‘greatest mathematical discoveries of all time’. Many in the financial world refer to it as ‘a force of nature’ – a secret sauce, if you will. Whichever way you look at it, compounding returns have played a critical role in helping the rich...

The beginner's guide to the sharemarket Orange Wealth
The beginner’s guide to the sharemarket

For a novice, the sharemarket can be like landing in Shanghai and not being able to speak Mandarin. As with any language, though, start learning the foundations, and all of a sudden things start to fall into place.   Ultimately, the sharemarket can be as complex as you want to make it. It really depends on what your financial goals are and whether you want to learn...

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How to use debt | Why it’s not all bad

Debt. It’s an often misunderstood term. For your average Australian, it’s typically perceived as a dirty word, conjuring up a degree of anxiety in the process.When it comes to the D-word, Australia is one of the most leveraged countries in the world. With average household debt sitting at around 189 per cent of annual household income, it’s a bit of a worry. A lot of that has been spurred...

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Five key considerations for New Years resolutions

Between family, work and everything else in between, life gets away from you. Time in particular. Last year was a big one for me – both on a personal and business level. My wife and I had our second daughter, and there were a few big milestones that we hit at different points across 2016 with Orange Wealth. Suffice to say that, by Christmas and the subsequent break, it was...

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