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Thoughtful, considered, and delayed spending

July 29, 2022

Thoughtful, considered, and delayed spending

Are your spending habits thoughtful, considered, and delayed? Or are you an impulse buyer?

Why balanced funds aren’t appropriate for retirees

July 26, 2022

Why balanced funds aren’t appropriate for retirees

Balanced funds are very popular. They are mutual funds usually made up of shares and cash components. They are popular because they are viewed as being safe – and they are also the default option for ...

Beware of people telling you to get out of the share market

July 22, 2022

Beware of people telling you to get out of the share market

As the history books have shown, anytime there is a period of volatility in the share market where it drops significantly, it is always followed by a recovery.

Your money must have a job description

July 19, 2022

Your money must have a job description

At Money Over 50, we always give our clients’ money a job description. Without this, the money doesn’t have any sense of purpose and no clear metric for success.

Large companies can’t be both greedy and risky

July 15, 2022

Large companies can’t be both greedy and risky

On the 9th of March, 2009, we saw the share-market hit rock bottom. The ASX in Australia (the largest 200 companies) and the S&P 500 in the States hit their lowest point – down 57% since 2007 ...

Invest when you have the money, withdraw when you need it

July 12, 2022

Invest when you have the money, withdraw when you need it

If you have money set aside for investment, when is the best time to actually invest it?

Cash is like tinned food, while companies are like a veggie garden

July 08, 2022

Cash is like tinned food, while companies are like a veggie garden

You may have seen or heard of a TV show called Doomsday Preppers. It’s a reality show about groups of people who are preparing for the end of the world – whether it’s due to terrorism, earthquakes, ...

If something cannot go forever, it will stop

July 05, 2022

If something cannot go forever, it will stop

Yes, we are going to quote the economist Herbert Stein, who said “if something cannot go forever, it will stop.” Meaning – if something doesn’t have the potential to go on endlessly, then it has to ...

Pain does exist in this dojo

July 01, 2022

Pain does exist in this dojo

If you’ve seen the movie, The Karate Kid, chances are you’ve heard the quote about the absence of fear and pain. It was the mantra of the Cobra Kai sensei – an unscrupulous sensei that operated ...