Interest Rates are already rising

Why I think you might need to be planning for a rate hike in the short term. Slowly, and quietly, interest rates are nudging up. It’s not the RBA this time. The dreaded “out-of-cycle” rate hikes are back. So far it’s been pretty tame. We’re only talking about a handful of smaller lenders, and the […]

Truth Bomb Tuesday: The fame delusion

Why everybody wants to be famous, and why it has to make us unhappy. Why do so many people want to be famous? As someone who is partially famous (yes I am! In certain circles…) I can tell you its not worth it. Fame is a con. Seriously, you should see some of the crap […]

The guardian to your solitude

What this old German poet reckons love is about. I’ve been having a bit of fun with these Thursday blogs. I guess I’m at a stage in my financial career where I can afford to take half a day off to think about a curious line in a song or something like that. And I’m […]

Chinese still buying up big

Chinese buyers and developers are still throwing their weight around. The anecdotal story doing the rounds over the last few years is that Chinese buyers, many with the old “suitcases full of cash” have been buying up premium dwellings in our capital cities, and off-the-plan apartments. All this buying was partly responsible for the big […]

Truth Bomb Tuesday: The language of creativity

If you’re coming from this place, you could be making it difficult for yourself How do you stay hungry? Some people draw drive from negative experiences in their past. Think of the boy born into poverty who becomes a successful fund manager. Driven by a need to never be poor again, he excels at getting […]

It’s never game over

No matter where you are right now, where you have come from or what you have gone through… It’s never game over… If you want to start from today… watch this.

There’s a crack in everything

You are hurt and messy. And that’s great. I always loved that Leonard Cohen line: “There’s a crack in everything. That’s how the light gets in.” It’s from the song ‘Anthem’, and I’m surprised that it often gets lumped in with his ‘political’ songs. I find it one of the most personal and touching of […]

Proof – Still world’s of opportunity

There are a lot more opportunities for property investors than there used to be. “If only I’d bought ten years ago!” How many times have you heard that? (Me, I’ve heard it a dozen times year for the past twenty years!) It’s also pointing to a particular investment style I don’t find particularly inspiring – […]