First, avoid bad decisions

Investing is not only about making money – it’s also about avoiding losing money.

Confidence is not always a good thing

Being confident is regarded as an admirable trait, but there are times when confidence can be bad for achieving outcomes.

we need to change how we give

Charitable giving isn’t just for times of disaster — families can form a plan that makes charitable giving possible on a regular basis, which has a great many benefits, for the family, and the community.

There’s a danger lurking in the royal commission

Legislation won’t prevent misconduct — only individuals paying attention and taking responsibility can prevent scandals.

Analysis: Short-term returns don’t come from a magic potion

Making decisions on a long-term investment — like your superannuation — should be made with long-term analysis.

The young and the restless

Giving young adults large sums of capital can actually impair their ability to both survive and thrive financially.

Quantify the cost of an emotional purchase

Research shows that spending on experiences is perceived as three times more valuable than on things.

The difference between investment management and financial advice

As the institutions move towards investment management, quality financial advisers will move more towards their clients.

Why the royal commission mirrors the ball tampering scandal

The banking royal commission has resumed taking evidence recently. There is a lot to learn from what’s unfolding.