What makes Blossom special is how they offer the benefits of a higher return investment, while smoothing out the volatility that usually comes from something that pays you more than the peanuts you would get in a Term Deposit.
The word ‘legacy’ comes up a lot when I think about my parenting and how my kids will perceive me later in life. We pass down so much more than money. I can already see my personality being transferred onto my kids, they speak like me, walk like me and have similar struggles as me.
The one thing that has helped my family get ahead the most is our bank. I know, banks are evil yada yada yada. We can talk about that until the decentralised cows come home, but the reality is, we need them.
Based on the stoic idea that what is in the way, is the way. The book opens up your perspective on problems and gives you the confidence to push forward when things get tough. Invaluable in fatherhood.
Your mindset is just the essential first step in the process, one that is rarely understood. Thinking and doing nothing won’t make any material difference in your life, but it’s the mindset you can ‘think’ your way into that can.
Fear not, however, the kids and I broke out the paints and got crafty with some A4 printer paper. A handprint from Norah and some abstract modernist strokes from Elio, and we had ourselves a Mother's Day gift.
When I talk about investing, the eyes of the poor soul I’ve cornered start to glaze over within the first few seconds of the conversation. They usually start to edge away, looking at their watch and wondering when this nerd is going to shut up about compound interest.
In the spirit of transparency and keeping the conversation going, I wanted to share three responses I received from people that really hit at the heart of what I was trying to communicate. I've removed their names in the interest of privacy but their words are their own.
As we dive into this article I want to keep you abreast (get it?) of some questions that I will be answering. What is colostrum?, What does colostrum look like? What is colostrum good for? How do you collect colostrum?
As the little snowflake light warned me about ice on the road, I sped (responsibly) down the road towards the hospital, nearly hitting a kangaroo that jumped out in the early morning light. Luckily we were only 8 minutes away. We made it.
I’ve been through some difficult stuff in my life but one thing I have never experienced is someone discriminating against me because of the colour of my skin, the shape of my eyes or where I was born.
The list below includes the best books for new dads that cover practical tips, essentials for pregnancy and birth and how to manage your family finances. Plus I’ve thrown in one at the end that will help get you through those tough nights without pulling your hair out.
When my first was born, I felt like he didn’t even know I existed for the first few months. The way I felt useful and involved was by taking Katie to appointments and being there to hold her hand when the big milestones were happening. That can’t happen anymore.
Fast forward four years, five moves, and quite a few jobs and we are well on our way to financial security. We even funded our own wedding (in our garage) and had a baby! All of this was achieved while never earning over 50K AUD a year.
I recently had the pleasure of being interviewed by Katrina Edillor for her podcast Becoming SuperPops.We spoke about what it is like to be a stay at home dad, how you can challenge gender norms and why vulnerability is so crucial not only for being a parent but as a human being in general.
I grew up in a family that didn’t put focus on material goods and, in most cases, it was a good thing. We always valued experiences more than things and if wealth was measured in fun and togetherness, we were filthy stinking rich.
Phrases like “Well done!’ or “Great job!” are valuable tools and are perfectly fine things to say to someone if they have the self-assuredness to actually believe you. But what about the people that don’t?