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Making America Great Again

Making America Great Again I’m not sure about the ‘again’ bit.  It seems to me that America has never lost its supremacy. That’s not due to successive Presidents but to the amazing innovation and aggressive marketing of so many American companies. I’m sitting writing this edition of Retirement Today on my MacBook Pro laptop.  It’s…

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Investing in Travel Stocks - CTD, FLT, HLO and WEB

IDEA OF THE DAY – Travel Stocks

Henry Jennings “To travel hopefully is a better thing than to arrive” TRAVEL STOCKS Who doesn’t like to travel? Having just got back from overseas I seem to travel a lot. Maybe I am odd in my travel habits, but I do not use any of the ASX listed companies for my needs. Not Flight Centre (FLT), not Webjet (WEB)…

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Beginners Education: Why Invest?

Why invest? “Compound interest is the 8th wonder of the world. He who understands it, earns it; he who doesn’t, pays it” – Albert Einstein. “Money makes money, and the money money makes, makes more money” – Benjamin Franklin. Why should we be investing our money? Seems a simple question that should have a simple…

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The Waiting Game

The Waiting Game Waiting is boring. It’s particularly boring for anyone who likes to be active, making things happen, making decisions, seeing the consequences. Waiting is a passive activity not suited to the sort of people who are likely to run their own SMSF or investment folio. Having been convinced that a significant market correction…

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Income investing 101

Income Investing 101

Many retirees open a bank account for dividends. Every stock they buy they do the paperwork directing the share registry to pay any dividends into that bank account. Non-retiree investors, as well as some of the wealthier retiree investors, will elect instead to have the registry use the dividend to buy more shares under the…

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The Education Holy Grail

My nineteen-year-old daughter and I did our recreational boat operator’s course together. A day in a classroom and a day on the water. It was the first time I have been in the classroom in a while but I have to say, as a financial professional and a veteran of much financial education, there was…

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