Master your Time, your Money and your Life


The Best Investment for People over 40

I'm not an expert investor, so you probably shouldn't listen to me. I've certainly failed more than I've succeeded.  I've put money into shares, real estate, foreign currency, metals, businesses, and managed funds. Some did well. Others didn't. They were typical of what your average middle-class, middle-aged man reads about and tries. All of them […]

Don't find your passion.

It seems everywhere you look; someone is telling you to ‘find my passion' like it's the panacea to all your misery. I don't know if it's just me noticing it but it feels like it's an easy bit of throwaway advice these days. Find your passion and all your problems will fade away. How true is […]

Why can't you just let it go?

I write about my dad a lot. He's a brilliant man – not in the ‘curing cancer and fighting for human rights' kind of way, but in the ‘always there for you no matter what' kind of way. Since I was a young lad, my dad has been my best friend. I've had other friends […]

If you rely on motivation (or inspiration) you'll probably fail.

The personal development industry is worth over $11 billion a year. Being better than we were last year is a need that drives individuals, spurs innovation and pushes the human race to greater achievements every day. We all want to grow; to provide more for ourselves and those we care about. We consume books, seminars […]

A job is optional.

  Your middle years are some of the most productive of your working life. The elements of time and experience create a petri dish of opportunities to build your wealth and cement your asset base. Sadly, most of us squander this period because we lock ourselves into a job that closes our eyes to the […]

The No.1 Cause of Success You Can't Control

Before you say it, let me. Success comes in many forms. Depending on your season in life, you might be looking for ways to improve your relationships, your work, your health or your finances. Perhaps your self-esteem has taken a beating, or you're struggling to find ‘your thing' – your passion in life. Whatever you're […]

Create a Side-Business From What you Know

Part eight in the ‘Fix Your Money Problems Forever' series. Who hasn't fantasised about quitting their job and living on a beach somewhere? Thanks to people like Tim Ferris and his thought-provoking book, The 4-Hour Work Week, I'd say, not many. We all fantasise about going it alone. I've done it since I was a […]

To be successful, do nothing.

I know I'm not alone on this one. Sometimes I just get so overwhelmed by the constant demand to be better; to achieve more – to be more. The feeling is so debilitating sometimes l can hardly breathe. There have been times when I've been so obsessed with learning and working that I'd go to […]

My Kids (almost) Never Ask for Money

I've heard the complaints – fathers lamenting how their teenagers treat them like an ATM. I have a couple of teenagers myself, plus a five-year-old. Once upon a time, they only had to look at me a certain way or use a particular tone of voice, and that was enough to weaken my resolve. I […]

What would your 10-year-old self say about your life?

 When I was a kid, life was an adventure, full of possibility and wonder. My needs consisted of food, shelter and movement. Every day was brand new; a chance to be someone different; a chance to do something different. Weekends consisted of playing down the creek, riding my skateboard and making stuff in my dad’s […]

To save money, buy premium.

Part seven in the ‘Fix Your Money Problems Forever' series. My dad always said, “When you buy cheap, you buy twice.” For me, it was more like, “When you buy cheap, you buy three or four times and pay through the nose for it!” In recent years, I've learned the wisdom of my dad's words. When […]

Eliminate Crap from your Life

Part six in the ‘Fix Your Money Problems Forever' series. You're going to die one day. Maybe soon. And when that day arrives; as you lay there in the hospital with tubes hanging out of you gasping your last, all the distractions you indulged, and all the crap you accumulated will mean exactly nil. It's […]