A few tweets I found interesting this week on: Demographics and wealth, alternatives allocation, equality in funds management, investment contortions, SRI on the rise, today's crazy headline, most popular money books ever and staring at your screen.
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After what has seemed like months of expectation, leaks and rumours - Budget 2014 has finally been released. We've been asked to "share the pain". In Joe Hockey's words "the age of entitlement is over and it has been replaced, not with an age of austerity, but an age of opportunity". The reality is - … Continue reading Budget 2014 – What Does it Mean for You?
"We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act but a habit" – Aristotle We all have some bad habits when it comes to money. But there are not always easy to break - even if you realise how much better off you might be. One of the most commonly used examples for … Continue reading Breaking Bad Money Habits
Earlier this year I wrote about my big cycling goal for this year. I was aiming to ride 6,000 km in 2013 which was a huge step up for me. I used this goal to illustrate what I believe are the key steps in making sure a plan or goal comes to fruition. I was … Continue reading Why Failing to Achieve a Goal is OK
This week it's been reported that Gen Y have the best saving habits in the nation. Now who said Gen Y were lazy and directionless? Both SMH and Smartcompany carried the news that the often maligned Gen Y are actually better savers than both Gen X and the Baby Boomers. These headlines were based on the RaboDirect … Continue reading Are Gen Y Really the Nation’s Best Savers?
Here is a short video about my cycling goal this year and why I'm supporting the great work done by The Kid's Cancer Project. This calendar year I’ve set myself a goal of riding 6,000km. This is about twice the distance I rode last year. While this is a personal goal I also wanted the … Continue reading Riding to help cure Kid’s Cancer
When I was getting started in social and digital media, most of what I learnt came from checking out what others were up to. For any financial adviser this list will open up a world full of learning opportunities and give you a headstart. Other professionals or business owners will also find ideas from these … Continue reading Who to Follow on Twitter – for Professional Advisers
There is no point having all the wealth if you don't have the health to enjoy it. We all lead busy lives but between work, family and other priorities sometimes it is hard to find the time. At Beames and Associates we have reintroduced the office bootcamp. This is a fantastic way to build team … Continue reading Health is just as Important as Wealth
From 1 July 2012, the private health insurance rebate will be means tested. There has been some discussion around whether prepaying next years premium will be allowed as a deduction by the Australian Tax Office. The ATO has clarified that this will be allowed. Click here for the ATO clarification. The new income thresholds and … Continue reading Should You Prepay Your Private Health Insurance?