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October 2014

AdviceBusiness

Lucky or Fortunate?

I sit on my back deck, look out at my little piece of paradise, and think how fortunate I am. Very often visitors to our place will tell us how lucky we are to have it, but I can tell…
Paul Wright
October 28, 2014
Advice

Are you hoping for an upgrade?

I was talking to a friend the other day about her upcoming holiday. “We only booked economy, but we’re hoping for an upgrade” she said. Because the lady concerned is a good friend, and I didn’t want to offend or…
Paul Wright
October 20, 2014
AdviceBusiness

Are you prepared for the expected?

The worst storm for some time hit our place on the evening of 14th October 2014, with heavy rain, strong winds and just generally miserable conditions. It was cold also, the Blue Mountains experienced snow storms which cut the rail…
Paul Wright
October 15, 2014
Business

Why most business plans are Crap!

In recent years there has been much written about the need for detailed business plans, and in fact a whole industry has sprung up built on developing business plans at great expense to the business owner, who has somehow become…
Paul Wright
October 13, 2014
Advice

What is Real Advice?

I was sitting in my dentist’s chair the other day, after my umpteenth visit, yet another root canal over, when he suggested I had some other problems that he needed to discuss with me. Once I had mentally checked my…
Paul Wright
October 7, 2014
RetirementSuperannuation

What exactly is superannuation?

I don’t know how many times I have had people say to me “Superannuation is a lousy investment” or “I don’t believe in Superannuation”. Statements like these come about because the person making them doesn’t really understand what superannuation is.…
Paul Wright
October 7, 2014