Is Consumerism Reaching a Tipping Point?

Earning more and more money to spend more and more money. Does it lead to happiness?

Where To Invest in 2017

Really? Why are you reading this? An article with a headline like this is not going to help you decide what to do with your hard earned dollars. Type it into Google and all you’ll do is […]

How Will Markets React to the US Election?

As the US Election race finally comes to an end next week (we hope), financial journalists are rolling out the most expected of headlines. I’ve just typed “what happens to markets if Trump wins” into […]

Stop Doing Stupid Shit with Your Money

We all do dumb stuff with our money. Even when we understand the mistakes we should avoid, we still make them. This list is compiled not just from what I see but mostly from what […]

Some Things I’ve Been Thinking About

Just a few thoughts that have occupied my mind lately: You must have clarity of purpose The burden of expectation weighs heavily Spend more time doing stuff that matters When searching for happiness, start with […]

Super – Amendment to the Amendment

The latest changes to superannuation have been announced.

Are You Playing it Safe or Looking for New Trails?

I was out on my mountain bike for a quick ride on the weekend. I only had a brief window of opportunity so didn’t get further than about 10km from home. But I managed to […]

A Reminder to Myself

I went for a walk early this morning. As I put in the earphones to listen to some music, I looked up to this view. I turned the music off and thought about what I […]

Budget 2016 – Part 1 – Live Tweeting

Highlights from my #Budget2016 tweeting as it happened: I’ve gone all out with my #budgetsnacks this year #Budget2016 pic.twitter.com/5icjXEx2l1 — Dave Rae (@1DaveRae) May 3, 2016 Huge changes for super with $500k lifetime non-concessional cap […]

Red or Black, Buy or Sell

Twenty years ago I made my first investment in an IPO*. It was 1996 and I’d not long finished my economics degree. I was young and dumb but armed with just enough knowledge to be dangerous. […]