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Forget courses, buy a book

I've noticed more and more courses popping up over the last few years. These tend to be training material provided by someone with experience on a topic like acheiving happiness, getting in shape, life coaching, property investment etc etc. My wife recently suggested...

Gain some perspective

You are most probably in the top 5% of the worlds richest people. To remind yourself of that go visit https://www.gapminder.org/dollar-street to appreciate all you have with fresh...

My Favourite Podcasts

Business Daily - BBC Radio 4 Invest Like the Best - Patrick O'Shaughnessy Motley Fool Money (Australia) - Motley Fool Motley Fool Money (US) - Motley Fool Money Talks - Economist Radio More or Less: Behind the Stats - BBC Radio 4 The Money - ABC...

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. Smiling Mind is...

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...

Shhhh….Get Access To The Secret Home Loan Rates

How do you get the cheapest home loan rate? Well, the very lowest interest rate mortgages are only available to brokers. You see banks and other lenders give brokers a special commission if they send customers their way, this comes in two forms: Upfront commission of...

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 of...

Online Account Credentials – Keep em to yourself

I recently opened up a new trading account and used the SOFORT system to transfer money into the account. This requires you to enter your online banking credentials and then allows you to transfer the money more quickly than a standard BACS transfer. The problems...