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      06 Aug 2018

      Always carry a chainsaw, an axe and a gun


      While driving to Burnie airport, we suddenly found ourselves caught in one of those fierce storms that occasionally lash the north-west of Tasmania. The main road was blocked by fallen tr ...

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      18 Jul 2018

      Moving from denial to blame


      When we suffer a personal loss or bereavement, our mourning or grieving usually passes through several distinct stages over time, starting with a refusal to accept the loss that has just  ...

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      21 Jun 2018

      Footy fans and false correlations


      Property investors are always on the lookout for the causes of house price growth. The reason is obvious – if we know what leads to price rises, we can identify potential boom areas before t ...

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      02 Jun 2018

      Build it and they will come


      The followers of New Thought philosophy hold that we can actually bring wanted experiences and opportunities our way by feeling and believing that they have already arrived. In other word ...

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      31 May 2018

      The sky is falling


      Every day new damaging revelations emerge from the Banking Royal Commission about innocent people being ripped off and general misconduct amongst the banks. And this is only the tip of a  ...

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      25 May 2018

      Beauty is in the eye of the beholder


      A long, long time ago (when animals could still talk), they held a competition to see whose babies were the most attractive. All the animals were proud of the way that their offspring  ...

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      19 May 2018

      Profit at any price


      As if the recent shocking revelations about banking misconduct that have been uncovered at the Royal commission are not enough, we now hear that unsuspecting children are caught up in the latest b ...

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      10 May 2018

      Can pets inherit property?


      People have enjoyed the companionship of animals for thousands of years, but can we protect their futures by leaving them property in our wills? Around two thirds of Australian homes have a pe ...

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      08 May 2018

      What makes housing markets boom?


      Some experts tell us that property price booms are driven by low unemployment, high population increases and economic growth. They assure us that these conditions create buyer confidence which lea ...

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      03 May 2018

      How do we measure success?


      I recently received my Superannuation Statement, showing me that the balance of my superannuation account had only grown by 1% in the last year. When I then read that my super fund  ...

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