Monthly Archives: April 2012

250 Free Self Managed Super Funds Available* If You Have Super, You Need A Financial Education by Jamie McIntyre

If you have super, you need a financial education to take charge of your financial future. Which pretty much means: No Australian can neglect their financial education… without dire consequences. My suggestion? If you want to excel, and outperform fund managers, consider setting up your own self managed super fund (SMSF). Between 2007 and 2011 there have been, on average, 2500 SMSFs established each month. And that number is rising. Many people say, “If you only have $50,000 in Read more [...]

Why women lose the dating game

Why women are losing the dating game and men have increasing choices. An interesting article explaining why many women in their 30s are struggling to find Mr Right and many man who in their 20s struggled to get many dates yet in their 30s have more choices than ever before. Men, women share your thoughts . Jamie McIntyre Why women lose the dating game Original article by Bettina Arndt from Naomi sat in the back row of Melbourne's Grattan Institute, about to watch her fiance Read more [...]

Study reveals what makes a good or bad tweet

Original article by Claire Connelly from Friday, April 20 2012 If you want to be a successful tweeter, keep your opinions to yourself, don't document the most mundane aspects of your life, don't engage in long conversations with your followers, and stay away from boring greetings. And for goodness sake, don’t check-in to FourSquare. These are the results of a study which examined which tweets floated users’ proverbial boats. Researchers from Carnegie Mellon University, Read more [...]

ASIC Chief Is Doing A Good Job by Jamie McIntyre

I think Greg Medcraft, who’s been head of Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) for the last year, has done a good job compared to his predecessors. Regulators should work cooperatively with the industry to better regulate industries they oversee. A collaborative approach always works better, and gains the respect of the relevant industries. Especially when there are so many grey areas in corporations law, unlike criminal law, which is generally black or white. Because Read more [...]

US Property prices on the rise again – Jamie McIntyre

As an investor in US property and being bullish on its investment potential for Australians if done correctly, I keep a close eye on what's happening in the US Property market. I'm surprised more Australians haven't taken advantage of it with 15 to 20% net rental returns available, secured by property that is going to rise in value. And the worst case being if US property prices didn’t rise you would still make 15 to 20% net rental returns plus likely more from the Forex trade with a strong Read more [...]

RICH PICKINGS: How to party like a billionaire

Article by James Thomson from Business Spectator It’s been another rough week for many in the business community. Confidence remains weak, the Federal Budget looks like it will contain cuts and the markets keep tracking sideways. Well, let’s forget about all those worries for a little while. We’re going to a party! Lindsay Fox’s 75th birthday party, which stretched from last Thursday to Saturday, must surely count as one of the biggest functions ever thrown in Australia. The fun Read more [...]

From College Dropout To $850 Million Net Worth By 25… by Jamie McIntyre

In 2004, three college sophomores arrived in Silicon Valley with their fledging college social network. It was live on just a handful of college campuses. It wasn't the market leading social network, or even the first college social network. Other companies had launched sooner, and with more features. With 150,000 registered users, it made very little revenue. Yet that summer they had raised their first $500,000 in venture capital. Less than a year later, they raised an additional $12.7 Read more [...]

Telstra says NBN plan under Coalition will be both cheaper and faster to roll out – Jamie McIntyre

Telstra says NBN plan under Coalition will be both cheaper and faster to roll out. As reported in 'The Australian' Telstra chief David Thodey said adopting the fibre to node network proposed by the opposition would be lower cost and faster than the approach to laying fibre to the home and could result in faster payments to the telco for the use of its infrastructure. Telstra Chief also said if the opposition does win office next year, re-negotiations of the Telstra NBN deal would " not be significant Read more [...]
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