Making judgments based on age

Depending on your own situation, 60 might be the new 50 or the new 70. When it comes to making decisions about retirement, aged-based rules might not be as useful as once thought.

Harry Markowitz on investing until 100

At age 87, Nobel Prize winner and investment legend Harry Markowitz is far from retirement, dividing his time between teaching, consulting and writing. He sat down with Cuffelinks to share his wisdom.

Brazil on the eve of the World Cup

Debate around the issues that face Brazil is vigorous and while the government knows what the challenges are, it could instead be Brazil’s social fabric that drives change, with the help of the World Cup.

Don’t set and forget

Investors are often advised to take the long-term view and pay little attention to the ups and downs of the market. But adopting a strict ‘set and forget’ strategy can sometimes be short-sighted.

Raising the pension age is no reason to panic

The recent and proposed changes to the pension system have caused quite a stir. Instead of fuelling the panic, it could be a great opportunity for you to reassess retirement plans, focus on your super and make the most of it.

Running up and paying off government debt

In the second part of our Labor v Liberal series, we look at Australia’s level of government debt since Federation. Our current debt level is low when compared to national income and the rest of the world.

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