Investments

Investing: What you need to know to safely achieve your retirement lifestyle?

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You spend your whole working life accumulating assets with the ultimate goal of reaching the summit (retirement and living a fulfilling life). Focused on achieving the best return you can along the way. After all, you can take on a reasonable amount of risk knowing you have your employment income to fall back on. Besides,…

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How to structure your finances and safely generate a regular income in retirement?

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Transitioning from your working life to your retirement lifestyle is a major life transition. Moving from a structured Mon-Fri 9-5 routine to little to no structure. For some this can be an extremely daunting and stressful time. The reality is your routine will change. Your financial arrangements will change and you’ll probably freak out a…

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Do you know what your investment return for super was in 2020 and should you care?

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Do you know what return you achieved inside your super fund for calendar year 2020? Based on Chant West’s research. The average industry Balanced Fund (holding growth investments of 41-60%) generated a return of 3%. While you wouldn’t call this shooting the lights out. It’s a great result considering the worlds economies were on life…

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What an expensive watch can teach you about the dangers of emotional decision making?

Last week, the story which dominated the headlines and news channels was Christine Holgate, CEO of Australia Post. She rewarded seniors managers with watches. Not just any watches, but $5,000 Cartier watches. Not being a watch person I wouldn’t be able to tell the difference between a Seiko and a Cartier watch. It caused a…

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Evidence Based Investing

The financial landscape is full of investment options. Around every corner, you’ll find a different approach. While many are full of marketing hype and that one person knows the future. There’s is undeniable evidence which has stood the test of time. Evidence-based investing. In it’s simplest form, it’s your asset allocation which drives your investment…

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How to stop investment biases ruining your retirement?

Would you like a short-cut? To reduce the number of errors your mind has control over. The biggest risk to your retirement is not market movements nor inflation. We explored cognitive biases which affect your financial decisions in our previous post. You can read the post by clicking here>> Repurposing emotion for more favourable outcomes!…

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