An economist is someone who didn't have enough personality to become an accountant.

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Money is like manure. If you spread it around it does a lot of good. But if you pile it up in one place it stinks like hell. - Jr Murchison

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Top websites

Top websites

Top Websites I thought in my travels around the web that I would direct you to some great sites that I have seen and are really worth a look. They are not necessarily all finance blogs and can often be about other aspects of our busy lives. Sometimes we can ...

Tony Abbott – will the music stop?

Tony Abbott – will the music stop?

Tony Abbott - will the music stop? I wrote a post called "Federal Budget and flying to the moon" in May 2014 about how federal politicians don't seem to have a long term economic view. The recent debacle the Liberal government has found itself in and subsequent fall in popularity ...

How to organise your finance records

How to organise your finance records

How to organise your finance records How often have you tried to work out whether you have the money to purchase something and not found it easy to calculate a result? ┬áThere are a lot of things to think about as your life gets more complicated including your finances. The ...

Swiss Franc and why diversification is important

Swiss Franc and why diversification is important

Swiss Franc and why diversification is important This week has produced an amazing event on the Swiss Franc that was preventable. After the GFC the Swiss National Bank (SNB) decided to put a cap on their currency to protect it from any volatility against the Euro. That was back in ...

Choosing a charity to give to.

Choosing a charity to give to.

Choosing a charity to give to It's this time of the year when the charity phone calls seem constant. How many times have you been sitting down to dinner and the phone rings with the latest charity wanting your money. What do you do - get angry and hang up ...

Create cheer, Merry Christmas

Create cheer, Merry Christmas

Create cheer, Merry Christmas I wish all my readers a very merry Christmas and a happy New Year. Please be safe especially if holidaying. Travel safely on the roads, in the water and anywhere else you might venture. Buy nice presents for the ones you love but please don't create any ...