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car trade-in

Car Trade-In: When Is The Right Time?

Costs, benefits, and the incentives of car dealerships.

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unit trusts: things to know

Unit Trusts: The Stuff You Really Need To Think About [Part 4]

Pre-script: I’m reposting a series of posts from a few years back on Unit Trusts. There are four. This is the fourth.< So to briefly recap, after spending a bit of time analysing your risk tolerance, you’ve decided on where you place yourself in the Unit Trust universe: Can’t Handle Any Kind Of Risk At […]

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unit trust fees

Unit Trusts: What You Should Know About Fees [Part 3]

Pre-script: I’m reposting a series of posts from a few years back on Unit Trusts. There are four. This is the third. So to briefly recap, after spending a bit of time analysing your risk tolerance, you’ve decided on where you place yourself in the Unit Trust universe. And¬†having placed yourself in the right risk […]

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unit trusts and assessing risk tolerance

Unit Trusts: Assessing Your Risk Tolerance [Part 2]

The first step in picking your unit trust: self-assessing your risk appetite.

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Unit trusts: how they work

Unit Trusts: How They Work [Part 1]

There are only so many places to put your hard-earned savings. Unit trusts are a great place to start.

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index-linked funds and hedge funds

The Warren Buffett Bet: Index-Linked Funds FTW

9 years ago, Warren Buffett took a 10 year bet on low cost index-linked funds. He said they'd outperform hedge funds. He's already calling it a victory.

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Taking big risks

We Need To Take Bigger Risks

If you really want to be 'diversified', then that means that you have to take really big risks when you're young. Just saying.

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Retirement Savings: how much do you need?

The real numbers are much higher than you'd think. But also (and perhaps more importantly) should 'early retirement' even be the dream?

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portfolio construction

Portfolio Construction: A Beginner’s Guide

There are low-hanging fruit, which you should definitely pluck. After that, it's free game - and you should consider going alternative.

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emergency funds

Emergency Funds: at what point do you no longer need one?

We live in a world where you can sell things online. Should that change the way that we prepare for emergencies?

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