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If you have a reasonably strict budget and are good at withstanding the temptation to spend money then you’ve probably been called ‘cheap’ at some stage by family members or well meaning friends, even if it only is a joke. At the end of the day if you’re making sound financial decisions and someone wants to call you cheap because of it so be it, you can laugh your way to early retirement. The main…

The Intelligent Investor by Benjamin Graham is probably one of the most well known books on investing and even inspired a young Warren Buffett. The book was originally written in 1949 although there is a revised version. The difference between the original and the revised version is that the revised version has commentary on how some of the comments in the book have translated over time. Let’s assume the revised version doesn’t exist for now…

Warren Buffett, the worlds wealthiest investor and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway has been in the game for over 80 years (since he was 11 in fact) and has had his fair share of winners over that period. Buffett managed to beat by the market by a substantial amount, his average annual return was around 20% and doing it over such a long period of time has earned him the nickname the Oracle of Omaha. Buffett…

You may have came across both terms and not really understood the difference, which is understandable as the investing world seems to have endless amounts of jargon but it’s important to know what the difference is if you’re investing in the stock market, especially if something were to go wrong (touch wood). Despite your trade being executed in seconds, some complex processes occur in the background, in some instances your brokerage firm may act as…

What is the Nasdaq? So you’ve decided to buy shares in several different big US tech companies but you’re getting fed up having to track so many companies and pay spread fees each time. Wouldn’t it be good if there was one fund that contained all these companies to save you some time and effort? Enter the Nasdaq composite index. The Index contains all the big players; Apple, Google, Amazon, Microsoft, Facebook, Tesla, you name…

This is something we’ve all asked ourselves after a long hard day at work, is it possible for a regular person to become wealthy and quit their job? Well it may be easier than you think (depending on where you’re from of course), we discuss this below in more detail. The Average Millionaire is not What you Think Society has us believing that the vast majority of millionaires and the wealthiest among us are born…

Dividend investing is considered the ultimate passive investment, you’re sunning yourself on a beach and suddenly it’s that time of the year again. Your dividend income for the quarter has hit your account and you order a few more martinis whilst realising you didn’t lift a finger to make all that money. In all seriousness though, it’s a great feeling when you make money from dividends but how much money invested do we need to…

There seems to be some weird fetish with coffee in the ‘personal finance’ scene. Tonnes of articles or YouTube videos are filled with advice on how to become wealthy and the first port of call is usually telling you to stop buying coffees. Sure, going to Starbucks and buying a fancy $4 coffee daily is not a good financial habit but neither is leasing a depreciating asset, becoming house poor or not trying to improve…

The recent pandemic has led to an increased interest in chess, this may be because people are looking for something to do at home, the growing popularity of chess figures like Magnus Carlsen or because of the Netflix show the Queens Gambit. While we’re on Carlsen, he raised eyebrows when he ranked very highly in the premier leagues fantasy football even leading the 5 million or so users at one stage. People began to question…

Jack Bogle, an investor and philanthropist largely known as godfather of the index fund amassed a following known as the Bogleheads. The Bogleheads follow Jacks teachings regarding passive investing for the long term and his following has only grown since his passing in 2019. Mr Bogles fans aren’t just from a forum on the internet either, Warren Buffett addressed Jack directly at a shareholders meeting for Berkshire Hathaway back in 2016 stating that Jack Bogle…