Smiling Mind

Would you like to try mindfulness/meditation, but don’t want to pay the monthly subscription cost for Headspace? Try the free Smiling Mind app instead 🙂 I’ve been using for a few months now and have really started to see the benefits of mindfulness....

Spaceship Voyager

I’ve recently signed up for Spaceship’s Voyager investing application and so far I’m refreshingly surprised by how good a deal it is. Signing up was quick, but I did have some trouble logging in and changing my password :-(. And why do i have to use my mobile to...

1.5 million wiped off your wealth

This is the headline news papers should really have on the front page. Instead it’s things like this: “Crash! Share market falls of a cliff, $50 billion lost”“Share market loses $41 billion as market drops to two-year low”“$50 billion wiped off share market, worst...

Track Your Portfolio

For the last ten years or so I’ve been looking for a way to track my share portfolio. The best I’ve come up with so far is using my own spreadsheet and manually updating it with the balance of each of my trading accounts. Laborious and slow. If only we had a Personal...

The Hedge Fund Trap

I love reading about Warren Buffet’s ten year bet against hedge funds. He posted the challenge on Long Bet here (The Long Bet site was founded by Jeff Bezos). What’s interesting was that Buffett was initially met with silence and then only one man – Ted Seides...

Get a $500 gift from the government

How you ask? From the superannuation co-contribution. How do I qualify? Earn less than $49,488 Have 10% of your income from employment activities How does it work? The government put in 50c for every $1 you contribute this financial year, up to this maximum of $500....

Watch out for the not so superratings

I’ve been perusing Superrating’s top 10 funds as you do on a Sunday afternoon. (Yep, I’m a money geek). I’ve found the results they provide to be at best a little simplistic and at worst misleading. My problem is that they only compare the fees that would be charged...

Beware Paypal Exchange Rates

It’s usually cheaper to use your credit card (especially if it’s the GE Money 28 Degrees card with 0% currency exchange fee) than to use the default exchange rate provided by Paypal which can be upto 4% From Paypal’s website “PayPal’s exchange rate includes a...