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A simple fix for superannuation

It's time to return Super to its original purpose, to remove the complexity and to stop it being used as…

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1.6m Australians facing 'mortgage stress', Coles' margins fall: Scott Phillips on Nine's Late News

Here's why this could be the story of 2024, unfortunately.

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Scott Phillips on Nine Late News 3 June 2022
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Average wage tops $100k, worries for inflation, e-commerce flies: Scott Phillips on Nine's Late News

Inflation worries continue, and it turns out perhaps we're not enjoying a drink as we used to.

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Corporate earnings, CPI and retail sales on the agenda: Scott Phillips on Nine's Late News

Here's why the health of consumer spending is probably the canary in the coal mine.

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Buffett's latest thoughts on business, investing and Berkshire

Whenever Warren Buffett speaks, or writes, I pay attention.

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Ignore forecasts (and guidance)

Think like a business owner, not a speculator.

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Qantas descends, Treasurer's RBA dilemma and Twiggy's payday: Scott Phillips on Nine's Late News

Scott recaps the bumpy comeback ride for Qantas, the Treasurer vs the RBA and a juicy billion dollar dividend payout.

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Invest like a Roman general

Humility is something to be cultivated in all walks of life.

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The beauty of dollar cost averaging

Because it’s Friday. And I’m going to cover some investing fundamentals. But you knew that.

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Announcing Motley Fool's Financial Literacy Week Event

Get your financial house in order - for free!

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Not all ETFs are the same… and that's a problem

ETFs are great… right?

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Lessons from a $600,000 share price

Today I’m going to aim straight down the investing fairway.

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Unpacking some big economic changes

January was pretty busy.

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Happy Australia Day

We have much to celebrate, as a country.

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Being told what we want to hear

The goings-on in Canberra did remind me of one of the more important parts of investing.

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Don't assume you'll be rescued

It pays to hope for the best but prepare for the worst.

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Happy (Foolish) New Year!

Investing resolutions we can all keep in 2024

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Some Christmas thoughts

A little perspective this Christmas might be useful.

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Were you just caught with your pants up?

I believe that share prices will march higher over time. I think it will be a long-term tailwind.

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Life advice from a Motley Fool co-founder

The Motley Fool is currently holding its annual company conference.

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Are you ready for 2024?

No-one knows, me included, what’ll happen during one arbitrary trip around the sun.

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Are you ready for the silly season?

It’s that time of year again.

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Vale, Charlie Munger

The most iconic investment partnership in history has been broken.

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The worst way to think about share price performance

Don't get caught up in looking at the wrong things.

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Public policy vs. public outrage

Let’s go back a step.

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Some of you don't want to hear this…

I don’t know of any way of investing without the risk of the occasional loss.

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Stop paying the 'lazy tax'

Your bank is not a charity!

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We will remember them

We pause on Remembrance Day to honour and give thanks to those who, in their country’s name, made the supreme…

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Two ways to invest in a downturn

What is an investor to do?

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Why aren't you investing (more)?

Just, as the Nike ad says, do it.

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Gamble responsibly

The one investing data point I'd put above all others

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Inflation is running hot. Now what?

A little prudence is called for. A little old-fashioned financial discipline. 

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Another day, another thing to worry about

If we invested only in companies that could never, under any circumstances, have any risks… well, we’d never invest.

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Shakespeare's advice for investors

Many people are wondering whether or not to invest right now...

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Why Grand Finals are a terrible investing analogy

Go the Chooks in 2024! Too early? Never!

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Think the good times have gone? Think again…

It could be they're just warming up.

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How I learned to love low share prices

I raise it to remind you of how you should think about share prices.

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You really should invest. Now.

By the time people get motivated to invest, it’ll probably be at the height of FOMO fever.

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The swiftest solution for housing affordability

There are three major buckets, here.

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Making money… the old-fashioned way

I can’t stress enough how important I think it is to find quality people with old-fashioned values.

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