Moowsletters

Happy Australia Day and welcome to our first Moowsletter for 2018! We hope you had a wonderful Christmas and an enjoyable break (if you took one). By now you may have noticed the cow’s had a makeover. It's been a few months in the making and thank...

So here we are eh, about 700 words from the end of 2017. It seems hard to believe the most popular Moowsletter of the year, Why Starting Beautiful Doesn’t Work, was written eleven months ago! It only feels like last week that my inbox got swamped...

“I’m so angry with you I could spit!” That was the response I received from a lady one Saturday morning after I posted a blog in April, 2016, ‘Do We Need a Royal Commission into the Banks?’. I was minding my own business reading the papers in...

Three weeks ago was exactly thirty years since the 1987 stock market crash, AKA ‘Black Monday’. Incredibly, if you look at any thirty-year chart, it’s almost impossible to see now. It’s just drifted into the distance like a dog without a name. Interestingly, if you invested...

On Tuesday morning, I attended a breakfast in the city. It was a ‘think tank’ with a bunch of stockbroker types. The invitation came off the back of last week’s Moowsletter, ‘Jumping at Shadows’. The breakfast was also conditional. Meaning, you had to bring at least...

This time twenty years ago the world was whipping itself into a gale force frenzy. We were gearing up for the new millennium. The Y2K bug (Year 2000) was looking like a genuine show stopper. The belief was computer programs storing year values as two-digit figures...

Most people install a house alarm after they've been done over. Tax is the same. Most tax payers seek to reduce their tax when it’s too late, usually in the following financial year. A few years ago, I received a call from a lady who was...

If it wasn’t for MasterChef, I wouldn’t know where to find Channel Ten on the TV remote. And I’ve tried watching the rugby but listening to their commentary is like playing naughts and crosses with myself. It’s mind numbing. Not even Sandra Sully is enough...

Our bouncing budget looks like this. Naythan and Natalee own a small new-age business but its running at a loss. They approach their accountant but he refers them to their bank to increase their credit limit. Even though their business is losing $10,000 pa, the bank agrees...

Dave was one of the nicest blokes I have ever met. I first met him while he was going through the divorce of his first wife, he just needed a hand with a few bits and pieces. A few years later he remarried and became a...