Author Archives for Mark Maddern

Cutting through the chaos

December 15, 2017 6:36 am Published by Leave your thoughts

From time to time, we all feel like we’ve got a bit too much on our plate. It’s a symptom of modern life that everyone seems to be juggling their careers, quality time with the family, and a social life while trying to fit in a bit of ‘me time’ somewhere along the line. Some people manage to make it... View Article

The risky business of cryptocurrency investment

November 21, 2017 11:57 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

You’ve probably heard by now of Bitcoin and other forms of cryptocurrency. In the space of eight years they’ve gone from a geeky novelty to big business and investors are beginning to take note. There’s an estimated US$US100 billion worth of cryptocurrency floating around in cyberspace. In the real world, there’s a small but growing number of Bitcoin ATMs appearing... View Article

The Fear Factor: Getting out of your comfort zone

November 21, 2017 10:51 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

“Life begins at the end of your comfort zone.” “Everything you’ve ever wanted is one step outside your comfort zone.” “Outside of the comfort zone is where the magic happens.” Sound familiar? We’ve all heard the phrase before – in a book, on a motivational poster, in a meme, as part of an ad. It’s the ubiquitous, go-to idiom for... View Article

Achieving your dream of early retirement

November 5, 2017 11:33 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Spending more time with your family. Picking up a brand new hobby. Exploring exotic destinations for longer than your scant weeks of annual leave would allow. However you paint it, retirement is a beautiful goal to work towards. And starting early means you’ve got more time and energy to enjoy it. Early retirement has become a popular financial goal for... View Article