The Value is the Journey

The Value is the Journey

I love trekking. I used to regard anyone walking with poles as a tad too keen. Now I’m one of those pole people. It is not just the poles. I’m discovering all sorts of great, weird stuff. For instance, I don’t know what it is, but I find the combination of conversing...
Lessons from Debt – a path to Advice?

Lessons from Debt – a path to Advice?

Heard about Grameen Bank – the bank for the poor? It presents a powerful working model of trickle-up development. Founded in the mid-1970s by Muhammad Yunus in a country lacking first and second-world finance infrastructures, it has sprouted up in over 80,000...
What Makes an Ideal Advice Client – Part 4 – Achieving More

What Makes an Ideal Advice Client – Part 4 – Achieving More

Seen the Red Bull ‘gives you wings’ ads? Whether you like the drink or not, Red Bull’s advertising clearly aims to inspire people to achieve more in their lives. A similar message for financial advice. ACHIEVE MORE Valuable advice provides clients...
I can’t charge that!

I can’t charge that!

I’m an Elton John fan. Have been since about 1972 when he released Crocodile Rock. In early 2020, Anna and I saw him live in Coffs Harbour. I had bought front row seats for her birthday – Ok, really for me, as she isn’t as big a fan. While the seats...
Financial Advice for the coming “Reconsideration” decade

Financial Advice for the coming “Reconsideration” decade

Is the first year of this decade over yet? Hardly. This week’s Economist leaders suggest, what the 9/11 attacks did for air travel, covid-19 has done for what we consider ‘normal’ – tests, masks, lockdowns, tracing, documentation, zoom, climate...
Facing the inconvenient truth – disappearing on-going advice fees….

Facing the inconvenient truth – disappearing on-going advice fees….

One of my favourite books is Daniel Kahneman’s Thinking, Fast and Slow.  The following is from the book’s introduction… “As we navigate our lives, we normally allow ourselves to be guided by impressions and feelings, and the confidence we have in our...
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