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When can I Retire with the Lifestyle I Want?

Financial freedom. It is what we really want. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iD5ueZNV34Q&list=PLvPh2wRHhDlrfWNjt9TOI03wGtJjd4qiS&index=2 Prefer an overview? Like videos? Check out our whiteboard video, or...

Smith Manoeuvre

The Smith Manoeuvre – Is your mortgage tax deductible? The Smith Manoeuvre is an efficient strategy to use equity in...

How to Easily Outperform Investment Advisors & Robo-Advisors

Investment advisors and robo-advisors have a massive disadvantage – they are short-term thinkers. You can easily outperform them by learning...

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Financial Myth Busters

There are many myths about the stock market. From a financial planning perspecitve, the most important one is that the long term returns of the stock market (20-30 years) are far more consistent than most people believe....

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