Small firm versus big firm – the client decision

Following on from an earlier post, small firm versus big firm – the employee decision, it only seems right that I cover the client side of the equation. Hopefully this post gives some insights into the client experience at the various types of firms, which should then assist readers in making a decision about which size firm is right…

Can we renovate with less waste? I sure hope so!

I don’t consider myself to be a hard-core environmentalist, but like many aspiring early retirees, I do like the idea of living more efficiently. This means reducing waste wherever possible, especially if it’s really not too inconvenient, and one activity in my life that could produce a lot of waste is the upcoming renovation… We’re about to…

Negative gearing – a bizarre Australian tax break that’s under attack

Today’s post focuses on some technical tax jargon from the Australian system, and while this might sound tedious to you non-Australian readers I will try to keep it high-level so that we don’t have to get stuck in legislation… What is negative gearing? Negative gearing is essentially a tax break given to Australian taxpayers who invest in property…

Is it better to not know what you’re missing?

Today’s post is a bit more philosophical, but it reaches to the heart of the whole consumerism problem that most of us (especially my clients at work) struggle with, so I thought it would be a good one to discuss with you. Have you ever heard the phrase “you don’t know what you’re missing”? That’s obviously a rhetorical…