“A Globally Diversified Basket of Equities”… WTF does that even mean?!

If you’ve followed me for any amount of time or spoken to me about investing, I have most likely pulled out this line: A globally diversified basket of equities Me (about every 5 minutes) But for those just starting out on their investment journey, I am aware it could lead to a WTF?! moment… ‘if … Continue reading “A Globally Diversified Basket of Equities”… WTF does that even mean?!

The View from 30 🏔

I made it. 30 laps around the sun! My twenties were a full of highs and lows. Great experiences and friendships. Love and failure. Nights of excess and periods of reflection. Here is a list of thoughts on life and investing in no particular order from me at the big 3-0.

Simple Wealth, Inevitable Wealth: An Ode to Equities

I’ve been attempting to write this blog post for some time, however I have never been happy with the result. What I’ve come to realise is that Nick Murray’s words speak for themselves. Trying to comment on, review or explain his message just muddies the water. Nick is a talented writer. His ideas are well … Continue reading Simple Wealth, Inevitable Wealth: An Ode to Equities

Volatility vs Risk

“Real returns are found on the other side of volatility” In the investing world volatility is used as a primary measure of risk. However, once you understand volatility, you’ll realise the real risk is not investing. Volatility makes for an excellent headline, but it is not a real risk over the long term – in … Continue reading Volatility vs Risk

11 Investing Commandments

Here are the investing commandments I try to live by. The first one came to me in a dream 😄 I woke up at 5:30am and wrote the rest down straight away. Almost as if I was a vessel for a higher power! I am now on the lookout for a burning bush… Speculating is … Continue reading 11 Investing Commandments

Are You Richer Than You Think?

A problem we have as humans is our tendency to compare upwards. Especially with the advent of social media, it is all too easy to compare our situation with someone who is better off than us. Unfortunately, you cannot avoid the fact that there will always be someone who is better off than you. But, … Continue reading Are You Richer Than You Think?

Owner > Consumer

Investing turns you from a mere consumer to an owner. When you invest in the stock market you are investing in a collection of great businesses, which provide products and services to real people. Ones you and I interact with everyday.  By investing in the stock market you are investing in our way of life. … Continue reading Owner > Consumer

Picasso’s Bull

“It takes a lot of hard work to make something simple, to truly understand the underlying challenges and come up with elegant solutions.” Steve Jobs In 1945 Picasso created The Bull, a series of 11 lithographs showing The Bull in various levels of abstraction. Picasso’s goal was to simplify The Bull down to its essence, … Continue reading Picasso’s Bull

The Wealth Creation Machine

“Are you looking to build wealth?” “Do you want to secure your financial future?” “How about free money every month?!” If you answered “YES” to any of the above questions… YOU NEED A PENSION! Pensions are in somewhat of a marketing crisis. They are more important than ever, but chronically misunderstood. ‘Pensions’ are seen by … Continue reading The Wealth Creation Machine

Memento Mori: Carpe Diem’s Older Brother

The gods envy us. They envy us because we’re mortal, because any moment may be our last. Everything is more beautiful because we’re doomed. You will never be lovelier than you are now. We will never be here again. Homer, The Iliad Personal finance is much more than numbers and equations (if only it was … Continue reading Memento Mori: Carpe Diem’s Older Brother

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