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Do we really need to live a life in debt?

Marcus Padley Is this the only way to live? Will the culture of debt ever stop?

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How to kick the lights out in the new financial year

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Marcus Padley How does last year's performance colour your investment choices for the next 12 months?

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Turns out greed not that good after all

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Marcus Padley Stockbrokers' child or small European nation - the culture of easy credit has got us all into a world of trouble.

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Rookies beware: top four sharemarket mistakes

Just because I can cut wood and hammer nails doesn't mean I should build a house.

Marcus Padley Having a smartphone doesn't make you an expert in the sharemarket. Here's four mistakes any rookie can make.

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Offshore is the place to look for growth

Investing in individual international shares is still a rather elite sport in Australia.

Marcus Padley If we really want to exploit the equity markets we are all going to have to look over the horizon and invest somewhere else.

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Dangers for unwary but ‘sophisticated’ investors

Make sure you  read the paperwork and know your rights before you invest.

Marcus Padley ASIC rules allow 'sophisticated investors' to be treated with less care than the rest of us.

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Leave the nest egg and live on less

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Marcus Padley As sure as nest eggs are nest eggs, we are not in a new paradigm, we are simply in a period of low-interest rates - and it will change.

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Short term or long, whichever fits best

Investment choices depends on where you want to park your money.

Marcus Padley Investors should be asking which investment is best suited to their own personal disposition, urgency, risk appetite and personality.

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The Whack-a-Mole world of dividend stripping

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Marcus Padley The golden rule of dividend stripping is that you only ever buy a stock for a sustainable dividend.

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Future of super will be in your own hands

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Marcus Padley Before you know it, you'll be able to run your superannuation investments yourself.

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Why worry? Human advisers are on the way out

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Marcus Padley Before too long most of the products we buy from financial advisers will be a click away online.

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Keep taking the tablets

What if there was a Ten Commandments of investing...

Marcus Padley Here are the 10 Commandments designed for the investor who's looking to do better than average.

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Easing calms nerves, soothes jitters, makes income stocks shine

Jill and Jack Citizen are not the primary beneficiaries of quantitative easing.

Marcus Padley Europe's money printing may not do much for Europe's economy but could be better news for the lowly Australian investor.

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Predictable predictions for 2015

Time for a bit of foresight for 2015.

Marcus Padley The great thing about the stock market at the end of the year is that you can look back and see everything that you should have known.

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Benefits to going against the tide

On the contrary: Swimming against the tide can be very financially rewarding.

Marcus Padley There is more money to be made buying a stock that everybody hates then loves than there is buying a stock that everybody loves already.

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You might think you have a choice, but . . .

All sorts: There maybe lots of lollies to choose from but you won't be offered all of them.

Marcus Padley There are a many products a financial planner could sell you but only a few which they will.

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Running scared of shares has cost the cautious

Fear factor: There is a share market theory that a loss has three times the emotional impact of a gain which attempts to explain why stocks glide gently up like a hot air balloon but can plummet like stones when they come down.

Marcus Padley The GFC has left a big scar in the public's mind and many people are now highly share averse. More fool them.

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Don't wait to be waited on, go find out for yourself

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Marcus Padley Having the edge on the share market is not about having the information that affects a share price, it's about handling that information more efficiently.

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Invest time wisely to help your children reap the rewards

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Marcus Padley It's a subtle art talking to kids, whether about finance or life in general; it's not about telling them what to do, it's about telling them stories.

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These hybrids smell pretty sweet to me

Marcus Padley The bottom line is that the odds of a major hybrid issuer going bust are very, very low.