Upfront Investor | A Controversial Proposal….

An interesting report landed on my desk this week titled ‘Balancing Budgets: Tough Choices We Need’, published by an independent think tank called the Grattan Institute. The author, John Daley has suggested several ways the Government could add around $37 billion to its budget and shore up the current deficit, including broadening the GST to  […read more]

Upfront Investor | Radical Changes Ahead for BHP?

Perhaps you believe that you are unlikely to influence the direction a listed company takes, however, rather than sitting on the sidelines I encourage you to make your views known to company boards. To do this first buy the shares and then attend shareholder meetings to have a say. Ian Dunlop, former executive at Royal  […read more]

Upfront Investor | Free Yourself from Debt to Build Real Wealth

Could Australia be headed for a US style government shutdown? During the week Joe Hockey announced that Australia’s debt ceiling (or as I call it – credit card limit) needs to be increased to a proposed $500 billion (from the current $300 billion limit) in order to stave off a halting of government services including  […read more]

Five tips for a great work/life balance….

A work-life balance is something many dream of yet few people ever achieve despite the countless number of books that have been written on the subject. Why is this so? Many students of our Diploma of Share Trading and Investing who have set achieving a work-life balance as a goal talk of one common theme,  […read more]

Upfront Investor | Crucial Factors for Investment Success….

When it comes to making an investment decision there are two overriding and crucial factors that you must consider before you sign on the dotted line. Firstly, you must ensure you are dealing with a reputable company and/or representative. Secondly you must fully understand the implications of a potential investment. That is, it’s important you  […read more]