Musings

FOMO investing

I recently saw an article talking about a resource stock which had risen from $0.14 three years ago to $4-something today. They touted that you could have grown your investment over 30 times if you had invested in this company. What a headline! And sadly punters will be sucked in Read more…

By Jared Smith, ago
Musings

On managing ethical dilemmas

We are often faced with ethical dilemmas in the advice business, juggling the competing goals of clients, regulators, licencees and ourselves. When these issues arise, it’s important to explore the different conflicts and options available to resolve the conflicts as best as possible. Often there is no “right” or “best” Read more…

By Jared Smith, ago
Musings

What is financial independence?

This week I attended a cash flow and debt management masterclass as part of my continuing professional development. These are areas that I am passionate about and two areas that are often neglected by clients despite being foundational to long term wealth creation. At the very start of the day, Read more…

By Jared Smith, ago
Musings

Not as smart as you think

I've been thinking recently about what traits I have that people perceive as me being intelligent. These reflections started after a person said to me, "You're not as smart as you think you are!" Truth be told, I think I'm of average intelligence, and I hope that I don't come Read more…

By Jared Smith, ago