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Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Gearing explained in plain English

I have a client who is a really smart guy.  He has a list of qualifications as long as your arm (not my arm coz that would be pretty short) and he's one of the best in his field.  But when I told him that gearing involved borrowing he was positively stunned.  No one had ever told him that before.

What's the point of telling you this story?  Simply that gearing isn't necessarily a straightforward investment concept and if it's a subject you find confusing - well, you're in good company!

We've prepared a simple fact sheet that explains all the important points about gearing in plain English! Click here to read it, and if it's something you'd like to explore further, just give us a call.

By the way, my client told me I should tell as many people as possible his story in the spirit of financial eduction.

Talk soon,

PS. Please don't keep me a secret.  If you know someone who'd enjoy this or find it useful, pass it on!

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

How to write "right" in business

As business owners, we also need to be reasonably competent “writers”.

It’s always been important, but in this new age of the internet and social media, we’ve kinda been foisted into the world of publishing whether we like it or not.

And let’s be honest – most business owners don’t like it!

I’m lucky because I have had training in writing, and have a degree in literature BUT as I’m about to explain, even that doesn’t mean I get it right all of the time.

Click here to find out how I got it so wrong, and how you can get it so right! (write… love a pun…)

Talk soon,