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No-one is Raking Up Cash and Setting Fire to it

May 31, 2021

No-one is Raking Up Cash and Setting Fire to it

Michael at Money Over 50 wants to be remembered for two quotes when he dies. When you retire, your money has to get dressed and go to work for you. No-one is raking up cash and setting fire to it. 

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Getting a Good Return is Not a Good Retirement Goal

May 28, 2021

Getting a Good Return is Not a Good Retirement Goal

During an initial consultation, we always ask our clients what their goals are. It can take some time to really work out what they want to achieve in their retirement, and what financial strategies ...

The Difference Between a Good Accountant and a Good Financial Adviser

May 27, 2021

The Difference Between a Good Accountant and a Good Financial Adviser

Recently, Michael caught up with a friend who works as an accountant. A long discussion about the two professions got Michael thinking: do listeners of the Money Over 50 podcast (and people in ...

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Setting Up Investments for The Grandkids

May 21, 2021

Setting Up Investments for The Grandkids

We often have clients who want to put aside some money for their grandkids as an investment. The aim is for this cash to be a long-term investment – whether it’s used for education or as part of a ...

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The Dodge Ram Index (How Overconfidence Leads to Overspending)

May 20, 2021

The Dodge Ram Index (How Overconfidence Leads to Overspending)

Imagine you are driving your 1999 Toyota Corolla and you pull up at the traffic lights next to a brand new Dodge Ram. You look up at the driver who is grinning at you from their shiny new vehicle, ...

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Either Save Money or Stop Stressing About It!

May 18, 2021

Either Save Money or Stop Stressing About It!

It goes without saying that there is a fairly broad spectrum when it comes to financial knowledge, just as there is a broad spectrum when it comes to financial stress. What we mean by the second one ...

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Ramsey’s Kitchen Nightmares For Retirees

May 17, 2021

Ramsey’s Kitchen Nightmares For Retirees

Have you ever watched Gordon Ramsey’s Kitchen Nightmares? It’s actually one of Michael’s favourite shows, and he sees many similarities between failed retirement plans and failed restaurants. On the ...