The making of an elite athlete

As a sports fanatic, I was recently sucked into a string of YouTube videos on NBA superstar Lebron James (3-time NBA Championship winner and 4-time NBA Most Valuable Player). All sports lovers have found themselves in the ‘YouTube void’…

What record low interest rates mean for you

On Tuesday 3rd February Glenn Stevens and his Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) board members made the decision to cut the cash rate to a new low of 2.25%. Record low rates signal unprecedented times for borrowers and lenders. They may also…

Finding a great accountant 101

A great accountant is someone who will make a significant difference to your financial future (and not someone who you throw a pile of poorly kept receipts at once a year). What’s more, technological developments are allowing accountants to…

Financial Planning at Machu Picchu

My wife Louise and I recently enjoyed an incredible few days on our honeymoon at Machu Picchu, a sacred city built atop the Andes mountains in Peru. The breathtaking views of one of the world’s most famous man-made wonders will remain a…

Thank you Mr Hockey

When Joe Hockey was asked about housing affordability for first home buyers early last week he offered the little gem of ‘getting a good job that pays good money’. Thanks Joe. Low interest rates and huge demand have sent domestic property…

Should you quit your money?

“Quitters never win and winners never quit”, said Vince Lombardi, 5-time NFL Championship winner. It’s an inspiring statement but the reality is that winners quit all the time. They just know what to quit. If you’re serious about getting…

Receiving a windfall

Most people will at some stage in life receive an unexpected amount of money. It might be a gift, work bonus, lottery win or more commonly an inheritance. These ‘windfalls’ are often used to pay down the mortgage and relieve financial…

Smart money in your 30s

Your 30s is the time to start living your life on your terms. You’ve seen a lot by now. You know what you like and what you don’t. You eat at the restaurants you love, there’s less decision-making when buying drinks at bars…

The power of incremental improvement

I enjoyed a light-bulb moment a few weeks ago when talking with business coach and soon-to-be-brother-in-law @Brad Cooke. With our business growing very quickly I felt that I may be taking on an unsustainable workload and I wanted to make some…

Funding your children’s education

There’s an old Chinese proverb which reads, ‘The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is now.’ This quote from ancient China may not have had rising education costs in mind at the time but having sat with…