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An advisor once said he did not so much have people with investment problems as he had investments with people problems. Your assumed rationality can vanish in a crisis. So why not build your human imperfections into your game plan? When unsettling news is breaking...

I was out running with a mate, Pete, this morning. He is heading over to Perth on Thursday for a surf-ski race called ‘The Doctor’. It’s a 27km paddle from Rottnest Island to Sorrento Beach on the Perth coastline, and is one of the big and...

A friend (Michelle) recently helped her youngest son move out of home, and suddenly she and her husband are free from kids. No more taxi service. No more dealing with surly teenagers or hungover young adults. Space for themselves. They decided to go away for the weekend to...

I was introduced to Matthew last week and we had a conversation that was worth $400,000 to him. Matthew had been working for a business for over 10 years and had decided that it was time to move on and do his own thing. His employer had...

The last 6 months has repeatedly smacked me in the face with the message that life is short. In this time, I’ve been to the funerals of two clients and have had 4 clients diagnosed with serious health issues – 3 cancer diagnoses and 1 brain...

With all of the changes in superannuation legislation that have been proposed over the past 6 months, you may be left wondering what exactly is going on and how this will impact you. The short answer is that if you have a significant superannuation balance or...

  1. From Matilda (the musical): MiracleMatilda

One can hardly move for beauty and brilliance these days.

It seems that there are millions of these one-in-a-millions these days

"Specialness" seems de rigueur.

Above average is average; Go fig-ueur,

Is it is some modern miracle of calculus,

That such frequent miracles don't render each one un-miraculous.