5 Ways to Give Your Christmas a Makeover

These days Christmas appears to be more of a retail festival than a religious event, and while it can be a season of joy for many, it is a time of stress or loneliness for others. If the ‘Xcesses of Xmas’ have been getting you down, or if you just want to shake up...

Be Different Today So You Can Be Different Tomorrow

Every generation thinks life will be different – and of course, each one is right – but when it comes to planning for the future, while we’re young we have a habit of thinking there is still plenty of time. After all, when you’re in your mid-thirties or even...

What’s Going on in Your Brain?

This article has been re-produced with the kind permission of the Portfolio Construction Forum. The article is from Michael Mauboussin & Dan Callahan from Credit Suisse. It is a detailed article but may help you understand yourselves better. INTRODUCTION In recent...

Your SMSF – Who Can Act As Trustee?

We recently had a case where an individual looking to setup a SMSF found that having been convicted of a minor offense in their teenage years meant they may not be able to act as trustee of their SMSF now. Under section 120 of the SIS Act, any person or constitutional...