The Negative Gearing Myth

Tell anyone that you’re thinking about investing in property and i’ll happily take a wager that they’ll offer their opinion (whether you ask for it or not) It seems everyone has an opinion on property […]

Why I’m Always Crying Poor

A few years ago i went out boating on Sydney’s Middle Harbour with a work mate. On the way down to the boat ramp we pulled up at an ATM to grab some cash to […]

Saving vs Investing

When i look back on my financial education, i fondly recall the lengths Mum and Dad would go to to instil in me the importance of saving. They would send me off to school every […]

An interest free loan from the tax man

In the immortal words of George Harrison… “If you drive a car, I’ll tax the street If you try to sit, I’ll tax your seat If you get too cold I’ll tax the heat If […]

Dissecting a P&L Statement

If you’re going to try to ‘go it alone’ and invest in direct shares, rather than opting for exposure to the stock market via managed funds then you have to know how to read a […]

5 Reasons P/E Ratios Lie

In Buying Companies – Part I we defined shares for what they are – part ownership in a company, and we had a quick look at valuations using the ‘quick and dirty’ P/E Ratio. Quick recap… […]

Buying Companies….Part 1.

….well, little tiny bits of them anyway. I want to talk about buying companies….cause thats what we’re really doing when we buy ‘shares’, or ‘stocks’ – we are buying tiny little pieces of a company […]

Are You Beating the Market?

Do you want to access the returns of the highest growth asset class, but don’t know where to start? Are you currently investing in direct shares (cause someone told you to buy ‘Blue Chips’ like […]