How it feels to get burned in the stock market – one investor’s hard-learned advice

Sydney Morning Herald
How it feels to get burned in the stock market – one investor’s hard-learned advice

The wonders of investing can lure unsuspecting investors into a utopian dream of getting rich quick.

An article from the Sydney Morning Herald covers Paul Courtney’s investment story back in 2011. Paul is not the norm as he has managed to trade his way out of his losses. It takes an outlier or a substantial amount of luck to achieve this.

Having an adaptable financial strategy, if developed correctly and consistently over a period of time creates portfolio growth. Growth means options. Options means time and time leads to living the life you deserve.

Read Article

Gen Ys need to get their saving act together

Financial Review
Gen Ys need to get their saving act together

Gen Y’s are on the cusp of turning 40. Building towards a better financial future is now becoming a priority for the frontrunners of this generation.

The article below from the Australian Financial Review showcases the thoughts of taking the necessary steps to build a better financial future.

The key points are: have a cash flow management strategy, invest your surplus sustainably (inside and outside of super), cover yourself with the right kinds of insurances and maximise all the free kicks available to you. In other words – start with the end in mind and create your ideal life.

Read Article

What to do when property bubbles burst: investor $3.5 million in the red

Domain.com
What to do when property bubbles burst: investor $3.5 million in the red

Housing booms have seen many make their fortune, but getting it wrong can leave investors with homes worth hundreds of thousands of dollars less than they paid for them. A finder.com.au survey of 1043 Australians shows an average loss of $106,104 through property investment failures.

This article highlights the importance of diversification and explains the ramifications of bad investments that lead to bankruptcy. Negative equity is a high probability if you don’t know how to structure your investments properly.

Read Article

Slow road or Fast Lane – Goals need nurturing

Sydney Morning Herald
Slow road or Fast Lane – Goals need nurturing

In the Sydney Morning Herald on July 7 about setting goals and keeping things in perspective. Living a balanced life was the take home message.

Read Article