Revealed: Is the ATO coming after you?

The ATO is targeting investors – this is what they’re looking for. Looks like the ATO has got investors in their sights this year. The government has been really clamping down on the kinds of deductions that investors can claim, but now the ATO is going to be going through investor’s tax returns with a […]

Should nurses be able to negatively gear their house?

Category 5 rant warning – property investors are entrepreneurs too! Look, I want to clear something up. The whole debate about negative gearing is raging all around us. It’s all over the shop, but there’s one thing that keeps getting over looked. And that’s the economic logic of allowing property investors to access negative gearing. […]

Truth Bomb Tuesday: rejection = death

Are you afraid of rejection? It is completely natural. “She’s just afraid of rejection.” I was a bit uncomfortable where this conversation was going. I think they were trying to be constructive – trying to explain away some of here more annoying insecurities by pinning them to some sort of psycho-babble. And look, the fear […]

A second job is not a solution. Do this instead.

There’s a million Aussies working multiple jobs. Are they being conned? The view from 30,000ft says that the Australian economy is kicking on pretty well. But down on the ground it’s often a different story. And it’s one of the challenges that developed economies all over the world face. How do we make sure everyone […]

Truth Bomb Tuesday: the magic of the ‘ripple effect’

Many of my students have observed ‘the ripple effect’. But what’s actually going on here. Let me tell you a story about Richard. Richard isn’t his real name. I just chose Richard becomes it reminds me of the word ‘ripple’, and it’s the ripple effect that I really want to talk about today. And I’m […]