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Retirement, Money & You

by Mike on February 17, 2017

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There are plenty of big and scary stages to our lives. From growing up and passing tests at school, to going on our first date. Then, of course, our first job, our first promotion, our marriage and then the firstborn. Life is full of big, scary and unknown stages and it could be retirement that […]


How Forex Trading Impacts Your Tax Obligations

There is absolutely no doubt that the Forex markets can provide you with a sustainable source of income over time. Whether you are entering into trades in order to enjoy short-term profits or you instead are attracted to the notion of long-term wealth, there are a number of choices at your disposal. These are then […]


Could Brexit Lead to the end of Britain’s Influence in Forex Markets?

Britain heads to the polls on June 23rd to decide whether it wants to maintain its membership of the European Union under the terms negotiated by David Cameron earlier this year. Currently, polls are tight, with very few people offering confident predictions about whether Britain will vote to remain. Britain leaving the EU wouldn’t only […]


The Carnival of I love to write!

by Mike on May 20, 2014

The Carnival of I love to write!

I know I dont share where my writing is shared via the finance carnival circuit very often but I do know that something I really love from PFJ is the ability for me to write and share some of my financial journey with you the readers. Being a part of the Carnival of Finance every […]


How money is Made in Australia

by Mike on March 27, 2014

How money is Made in Australia

For all of my readers overseas I have an interesting infographic about how the Australian Notes are unique and how they are actually made here. Did you know we didn’t use paper? Courtesy of: LendMe Finance


Can your Business Benefit from Amex?

by Mike on March 14, 2014

Can your business benefit from Amex

Managing your own business has a lot of challenges especially when it comes to finances.  From the things you need when you start building it up to the daily expenses you have to pay for to make your business run properly.  If your not careful at the beginning you can end up spending more than […]


Carnival round up - How disapointing was the superbowl!

This Quarter of 2014 carnival roundup goes out to the Denver Broncos and Seattle Seahawks and the Superbowl . I actually managed to take the day off to celebrate in grand style (mostly with chicken and beer which I feel is an American thing) and was somewhat disappointed in the resulting game play. I dont […]


Staying Safe in the Motor Vehicle Repair Industry

If you work in the Motor Vehicle Repair (MVR) industry, your safety and that of those working around you must be taken very seriously. According to official statistics, there have been around 7000 injuries and 33 deaths in the last five years, and this illustrates why health and safety is so important. Motor vehicle repair, […]


Carnival Quarterly Round up of 2013

by Mike on December 13, 2013

Carnival Quarterly Round up of 2013

Its been a busy end of year here in my home and whilst I have been super busy with my offline and online world it did take some of my time away from keeping up on my posting duties. I am sure some of you may of noticed my helper Heidi contributing occasionally! So this […]


How Hello Kitty used merchandise to become a global success

The history of the Hello Kitty brand is rather confusing; with many articles online giving fans false information. The brand was initially dreamt up in 1962 by Shintaro Tsuji, the founder of Japanese company Sanrio, who at the time was manufacturing sandals. After a brief experiment, Tsuji noticed an uptick in the sale of sandals […]


Carnival of Storm Season approaches

by Mike on September 18, 2013

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Our Carnival roundup for the last month or so is dedicated this month to the Season of Storms. Here in Australia (in particular where I live) we get a fairly mammoth storm season this time of the year every year. TV runs advertisements by insurance companies, emergency services are always warning us to be prepared […]


Carnival of one of those Days!

by Mike on August 8, 2013

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One of those days starts so predictably that I am sure you all know exactly what I am talking about. You wake up and the phone is already ringing, Skype has half a dozen messages and your already feeling like today should be the day you stay in bed, call in sick or shut the […]


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As a personal or family necessity, motors are a constant drain on your finances. When the cost of gas rises it is felt keenly by those who need to travel to work or take the kids to school in their motors. Similarly, when the car breaks down and requires new parts it takes money out […]


Carnival Roundup – March Cruise Edition

by Mike on March 27, 2013

Carnival Roundup - Cruise Edition

I am lucky enough to be off on a cruise in a few weeks with the family and my lady and so this months roundup of where you can find our content is the Carnival Roundup – Cruise Edition! At 122,000 tonnes, 1033 feet long with 14 bars and a tonne of relaxing things to […]


Carnival Roundup – Deep Freeze Edition

by Mike on February 12, 2013

Carnival Roundup - Deep Freeze Edition

Spring is almost upon the US (although some area may not know it) so this months roundup goes out to those buried beneath the snow in the last few weeks. For those trapped in the snow here is where our writing on personal finance were found for the last few weeks. Title..: Eating Well but […]


Liability in a car accident

by Mike on January 30, 2013

Car Accident Liability

Aside from the initial shock of being involved in a car accident one of the biggest problems with claiming compensation for the incident can be proving who exactly was at fault. Everybody has an opinion and their version of the event can vary depending on how and why their involved. Your solicitor will discuss the […]


How No Win No Fee Can Benefit You

by Mike on January 18, 2013

No win fee

Have you been injured in an accident at work? Did a trip, slip or fall cause you bodily harm? Have you been in a car, bike or bus accident? I can tell you from experience that many business owners expect things of their employees outside of your normal role which can put you into a […]


My Home Insurance – An exercise in futility

by Mike on January 11, 2013

My Home Insurance

 Home and Contents – What a journey! As a home owner your going to have to go through the drama of your insurance coverage every twelve months or so. Its relentless…like the turn of the seasons or the flow of the ocean. You just cant beat it…but can you negotiate with it? Past articles here […]


Indemnity Insurance and Business

by Mike on September 18, 2012

Indemnity Insurance If you own an SME (small medium enterprise) business then you may want to consider having professional indemnity insurance. This type of insurance is aimed at businesses that give advice, guidance or a professional service. It is essential that these types of business have cover in place to protect themselves in the event […]


Should I Tithe Off my Income Tax Return?

by Mike on April 14, 2010

Every once in a while, I am either asked this question, or it comes up in a discussion: Should I tithe off my income tax refund? The purpose of this post isn’t to discuss the validity of the tithe today. It is directed towards those who practice the act of tithing. I’ve included a brief […]