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Welcome to Firstlinks Edition 555 with weekend update

  • 11 April 2024
  • 18

There are five ways to get really rich: a highly paid career, having equity in a business, the Bank of Mum and Dad, luck, or a combination of these. We run through the hardest and easiest routes to becoming wealthy.

Welcome to Firstlinks Edition 554 with weekend update

  • 4 April 2024
  • 5

Our priorities and values change as we get older from both the ageing process and because we become fundamentally different people. It means our financial goals are likely to shift, often dramatically, through time.

Welcome to Firstlinks Edition 553

  • 28 March 2024
  • 1

As global ETF assets smash records, fund manager equity allocations reach two-year highs, 4x leveraged stock products take off, and loss-making Reddit pops 48% upon IPO’ing, markets are starting to feel like 2021.

Welcome to Firstlinks Edition 552 with weekend update

  • 21 March 2024
  • 15

Being rich is having a high-paying job and accumulating fancy houses and cars, while being wealthy is owning assets that provide passive income, as well as freedom and flexibility. Knowing the difference can reframe your life.

Welcome to Firstlinks Edition 551 with weekend update

  • 14 March 2024
  • 9

Commonwealth Bank has recently reached record highs, and is now arguably the most expensive major retail bank in the developed world. Does it deserve the premium price, or do the risks outweigh the potential rewards?

Welcome to Firstlinks Edition 550 with weekend update

  • 7 March 2024
  • 2

While markets boom, with even Japan reaching dizzying heights, the global economic picture appears gloomy, as more countries fall into recession. Are markets predicting better times ahead, or are they just not reading the room?

Welcome to Firstlinks Edition 549 with weekend update

  • 29 February 2024
  • 6

The latest scientific research has surprising conclusions about ageing: yes, our cognitive abilities and health decline, but we’re much happier. How can this be, and what are the implications for things such as our financial wellbeing?

Welcome to Firstlinks Edition 548 with weekend update

  • 22 February 2024
  • 4

The work from home debate rages on as businesses increasingly look to lure people back to the office. Three new academic studies investigate the effectiveness of back-to-office mandates, and they reach some surprising conclusions.

Welcome to Firstlinks Edition 547 with weekend update

  • 15 February 2024
  • 10

The latest data from APRA and the ATO shows SMSFs continue to grow. Almost 612,000 SMSFs hold $885 billion in assets, with most of the money in listed shares, cash and term deposits, as well as unlisted trusts.

Welcome to Firstlinks Edition 546 with weekend update

  • 8 February 2024
  • 21

The dog and pony show with the RBA this week does little to address the structural issues holding Australia back. Businesses drive economies, and high rents and wages are preventing them from competing with the rest of the world.

Welcome to Firstlinks Edition 545 with weekend update

  • 1 February 2024
  • 29

It’s troubling that practical skills like investing aren’t taught at schools as it leaves our children ill-equipped to build wealth, and more vulnerable to bad advice. Here are some suggestions to address the issue.

Welcome to Firstlinks Edition 544 with weekend update

  • 25 January 2024
  • 6

Institutional fund managers are often constrained in what stocks they can buy and hold. Individual investors can take advantage of this and here are three strategies that can deliver market-beating returns.

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11 ASX dividend stocks for the next decade

What are the best stocks to own that can pay regular dividends and beat indices on a total return basis in the long-term? Here is our list of 11 ASX-listed companies that could help investors achieve these goals.

2024/25 super thresholds – key changes and implications

The ATO has released all the superannuation rates and thresholds that will apply from 1 July 2024. Here's what’s changing and what’s not, and some key considerations and opportunities in the lead up to 30 June and beyond.

Time to smash the retirement nest egg - but how?

For decades, governments told people to save for retirement, then hold onto their nest eggs. Now, they're concerned that retirees aren't spending enough. How can we encourage reasonable spending patterns in retirement?

The greatest investor you’ve never heard of

Jim Simons has achieved breathtaking returns of 62% p.a. over 33 years, a track record like no other, yet he remains little known to the public. Here’s how he’s done it, and the lessons that can be applied to our own investing.

Five months on from cancer diagnosis

Life has radically shifted with my brain cancer, and I don’t know if it will ever be the same again. After decades of writing and a dozen years with Firstlinks, I still want to contribute, but exactly how and when I do that is unclear.

Welcome to Firstlinks Edition 552 with weekend update

Being rich is having a high-paying job and accumulating fancy houses and cars, while being wealthy is owning assets that provide passive income, as well as freedom and flexibility. Knowing the difference can reframe your life.

  • 21 March 2024



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