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The financial services industry is full of acronyms and jargon that many investors find intimidating and confusing. That’s why it was so refreshing when fund manager Brad Potter spoke to Blair in plain English to educate him on the value in investing, writes Vanessa Stoykov.

Why you need to understand true value

Vanessa Stoykov

The financial services industry is full of acronyms and jargon that many investors find intimidating and confusing. That’s why it was so refreshing ...

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As we release the very first episode of our new TV show to audiences this Saturday, I reflect on the year-long journey it took to create it.

A big part of why this season is so good, is our celebrity investor, Blair McDonough.

You might remember Blair from the very first season of Big Brother, or perhaps from Neighbours. He is a likeable, easygoing and down-to-earth guy. He is also a devoted dad and husband.

Learn from our celebrity

Vanessa Stoykov

As we release the very first episode of our new TV show to audiences this Saturday, I reflect on the year-long journey it took to create it. A big ...

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The release of this research is very important to us. It was undertaken over seven months by some of the brightest PhDs in finance at Griffith University. Comprising of more than 50 pages, the report certainly passes the ‘drop test’, but it's the front page that says it all:

“Up to 84 per cent of our generation may not achieve a comfortable retirement.”

Why this confirms my life's work

Vanessa Stoykov

The release of this research is very important to us. It was undertaken over seven months by some of the brightest PhDs in finance at Griffith Univers...

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Yes, this is something you need to think about. And sooner rather than later.

‘Why?’ you may ask. If you are currently in a successful career, and have worked hard to get there, sometimes the last thing you want to think about is what you need to do next.

Three questions to reinvent your career

Vanessa Stoykov

Yes, this is something you need to think about. And sooner rather than later. ‘Why?’ you may ask. If you are currently in a successful career, ...

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“For 24 years I have loved being part of the financial services industry and for the past 18 I have devoted my business to telling its stories, all with the aim of helping you, the end investor.”
Vanessa Stoykov explains why this is our best series yet and why you, like Blair, need to be thinking beyond property and truly engage with the financial services industry to begin to control your money, rather than letting it control you.

You can tell everyone this is your song

Vanessa Stoykov

“For 24 years I have loved being part of the financial services industry and for the past 18 I have devoted my business to telling its stories, all ...

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Anyone who’s in the throes of mid-life knows you’re always busy and there’s always something more to do. This can also mean there’s little time to plan ahead and enjoy yourself. Yet when you’re in the thick of it, having something to work towards with clear aims and goals can be a huge motivator and help save your sanity. Vanessa Stoykov outlines how you can create your own reinvention and why you should start now.

Why a plan in your 40s helps sanity

Vanessa Stoykov

Anyone who’s in the throes of mid-life knows you’re always busy and there’s always something more to do. This can also mean there’s little tim...

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If you have a financial planning relationship you can be confident you’re working towards your finance goals and looking after your investment assets, but what are you doing to look after your most important asset - yourself? Vanessa Stoykov discusses the importance of life insurance and why you should consider it.

This could happen to you

Vanessa Stoykov

If you have a financial planning relationship you can be confident you’re working towards your finance goals and looking after your investment asset...

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While we don’t have control over news headlines or what’s happening in the world, we are in charge of how we approach these challenges and how we choose to construct our futures. Vanessa Stoykov shares her five steps for reinvention and why this is more important than ever.

Five steps to reinventing yourself

Vanessa Stoykov

While we don’t have control over news headlines or what’s happening in the world, we are in charge of how we approach these challenges and how we ...

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