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Building wealth certainly doesn’t happen overnight and as much as property investment is key, this all begins with how you manage your money. These articles offer the best advice from finance industry experts so you can learn how to benefit from long-term monetary strategies.
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How Humility Keeps You From Making Big Mistakes

Remember that kid in your high-school geometry class who raised his hand and asked the question everyone knew the answer to? Remember how the class laughed and thought he was so dumb? It turns out that kid wasn’t dumb. That kid was humble. More humble than most of us. And being humble, when it comes to money,…

If Your WHY Is Not Powerful Enough, You Will Quit

Adversity pushes you, challenges you, tests you. It can make you better, sharper, stronger, more resilient and bursting with confidence. Or, it can break you. Adversity stops the vast majority of people in their tracks. This is because adversity tests your commitment and your desire to succeed. It pushes you to the very limits of…

Super balances by age: How your super balance compares to others

Whatever age you are or the point of your career you’re at, it’s important to know how much is in your superannuation. After all, the more you can contribute to your superannuation, the more you will have for retirement. It’s also interesting, then, to see how your superannuation balance compares to others your age and…

Worry Isn’t Something We Value

I worry about money. I bet you worry about money, too. But here’s the interesting thing: I’ve never worked with anyone who identified “worry” as something they valued. So why do we let worry about money drive so much of our thinking and decision-making? My experience suggests our worry comes from trying to control things…

Success Requires Sacrifice – But Why Is Sacrifice So Hard?

In the early days of humanity, food was scarce. So, the brain evolved to encourage gorging, or overeating. The body then stored any excess nutrients in the liver and in fats cells throughout the body. When scarcity returned, the nutrients stored in the liver and fat cells were converted to energy and used to keep…

Doing Nothing Isn’t a Financial Plan

“I don’t know what to do.” I’ve heard those words a lot over the years. Smart, successful people with good educations would sit across from me and tell me they’d done little to no financial planning. They just didn’t know what to do, so they did nothing. I’m not surprised. Uncertainty has a way of…

Four things money can’t buy

I’ve often said that any problem money can solve isn’t a problem – it’s just a question of how motivated you are to find the funds and get it sorted. But there are lots of things that money can’t buy, and when we’re so focused on those dollar signs we can find ourselves missing out…

Pull Out Your No Shame, No Blame Hat for Better Money Decisions

I’m a huge advocate of the “no shame, no blame” rule when it comes to money. But I think there’s some confusion about how the rule works. It’s not that you won’t feel guilt. It’s also not about avoiding responsibility. Instead, it’s about recognizing the zero-sum game of relying on shame and blame to make better money…

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