Financial Planning Perth

General discussion on the activities of a financial planner and their clients, as well as comment on broad industry trends and practices.

Will my children be able to afford a home?

What housing options will be available for my children?
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This is a common question i am asked by parents who are keen to see that their children get the same (hopefully better!) opportunities in life that they had. It’s not one of my worries, and i’ll share with you the reasons why i consider home affordability to be one of the least concerns for my children’s future.…

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Your children, and the world of money

Little Adelaide O'Hara
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With all the gloomy news about falling retail sales, declining house prices, and small business access to credit, the average person can be forgiven for thinking that “things are bad”. In times such as this, it is natural for a parent to worry about the world that their children will inherit, and the financial problems…

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Beware Fixed Income

what is the value of a dollar of income?
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While not usually given to hype-driven headlines and catchy bylines, it seems to me that investors are currently being led by some errant media ramping of fixed income products – which is wrapped up in the guise of genuine commentary, research and financial opportunity. This is not a gloom and doom post, and not a…

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A little bit of perspective on money

Sometimes you'd just rather be somewhere else
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There is a pointy-end of physics that studies the impact observations have on processes. One version is encompassed by the Heisenberg uncertainty principle. It is my thought that this principle should be applied to the world of money, as much as it is applied to quantum physics. Here’s why… It implies that it is impossible to simultaneously measure…

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Financial Planning commentary

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Financial Planning is all about understanding money. There is a never ending stream of data being thrown at us all in this increasingly technologically-fed world but in many cases, all that extra data does is to add to the ‘noise’. Here at Michael’s Musings, a Perth planner will help you sort out the real information…

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2012 – At the crossroads

Hercules at the Crossroads by Carracci
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    2012 is definitely lining up to be a watershed year, in which some of the global monetary tensions built up over the past 4 years finally work themselves out. The big question, of course, is exactly how these monetary pressures will resolve. Panic Buy or Panic Sell? In my role as a financial…

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Financial Planning Bias

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It’s the new year, and financial planning as an industry is headed pretty much where previous posts have suggested. Happy New Year! Today, we are going to continue to investigate the ins and outs of bias as it stands in the financial planning industry in Australia. Pour a cup of your favourite brew and let’s get…

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