Tag Archives: Superannuation

How Much Do I Need To Retire?

December 21, 2021

It’s one of the most vexing finance questions there is. While it seems like a straightforward one, it’s really a question that only invites further questions. Not about the money, but about the person or persons who are retiring. There will never be a one-size-fits-all pot of money. Primarily because of how many different variables […]

What Do You Want To Happen?

December 14, 2021

The Christmas and New Year period can be chaos. More people out on the roads, airports are packed, stores are crowded, supermarkets are like zoos. Navigating it all can be tiresome and frustrating. At a more micro level, the chaos might be a better chaos that involves spending more time with friends and family. You […]

Toward the end of October, Australia’s bond market received a surprise. For most of the first half of the year the Reserve Bank of Australia had been buying up 3 year dated bonds in an attempt to suppress yields and keep them around the 0.1% level. If bond prices are bid up, the yields fall […]

Take This Job & …

November 25, 2021

Hamilton, Ontario. It’s August 2021 and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau rolls into town for an election campaign speciality. Standing with a young couple near an under-construction house to announce a new policy aimed to help young people get into the market. Suddenly, a loud voice from the crowd cuts through the façade of the […]

Dopamine Nation

November 3, 2021

Addictions can be the bane of our modern existence. Getting hooked on something can be quite easy and not readily acknowledged. The range of addictions can stretch from the extreme such as narcotics, to the very simple such as checking the news on a phone. They can be a mild irritant, an imagined way to […]