WHAT IS MARKET PRICING?

WHAT IS MARKET PRICING?

We’ve been looking at rural properties. One near Little Hartley looks special. Why? It sounds ridiculous, but it’s the driveway. It has a long, winding, tree-lined driveway lined with well-established liquid ambers. As you near the home, the trees open...
THE JIGSAWER & THE TOUR-GUIDE

THE JIGSAWER & THE TOUR-GUIDE

A tell-tale our family is on holiday is a jigsaw puzzle. A Stackpool holiday isn’t a holiday without a tricky new puzzle. The puzzling can take all holidays, with the puzzle spot remaining frustratingly off-limits for non-puzzling activities until the puzzle has...
HOW MUCH IS THE RENT?

HOW MUCH IS THE RENT?

Do you ask your doctor what her fees will be next year? No, neither do I. Why do clients ask what the future ongoing fees will be for their financial advisers? Because, unlike doctors, they pay ongoing rent to their advisers. Is that typical of professionals?...
WIN SOME, LOSE SOME

WIN SOME, LOSE SOME

Ever over-eaten? To almost being sick? My mother, Meg, had no sympathy for such a thing. Like sunburn and talking too much, she reckoned you only had yourself to blame. That’s the tricky bit. Realising you are the problem. Similar to the feeling of over-filling an...
ADVICE SKILLS OF THE FUTURE

ADVICE SKILLS OF THE FUTURE

I was a COBOL programmer. Not a very good one, but that didn’t matter in the early 1980s. Back then, every Tuesday’s Australian newspaper featured a twenty-four-page IT section, of which many pages advertised programming and analyst positions available, with most from...
AVOIDING REAL POTENTIAL?

AVOIDING REAL POTENTIAL?

I love my vinyl record collection. It started when I discovered Electric Warrior in early ’76. The collection continues to grow despite Anna’s opinion that I’m a hoarder. Regular vinyl still beats the best digital sound – vinyl is so much bigger, brighter and better....
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