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fund managers apples with near apples

100% of Fund Managers Can Underperform The Market

We're not comparing apples with apples, you see. More like: apples with mostly-apples.

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Retirement and the golden number

Retirement: the 4% rule, and should you be worried?

The 4% rule is widely regarded as the golden rule for your golden years... But is that really enough for retirement?

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financial literacy

Financial Literacy: Here’s A Test

It's a pretty dumb test. And also, the incredible financial literacy of the poor.

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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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