What two investing insights would you give your 20-year-old self?

Hamish Douglass, Magellan Asset Management Hamish Douglass My central advice would be that successful investing is about finding and then owning for the long-term companies that can generate excess returns for years to come. It’s not about looking for stocks that might come into short-term favour on stock markets. The worthwhile companies to own for…

Five financial stages in everyone’s life

by Don Ezra We go through stages in our lives. Sometimes it’s useful to look at how our psychology changes as we move from one stage to another. This article describes five financial stages, looking at minimum, successful and exceptional standards. I don’t have numerical benchmarks for you. Individual circumstances vary too much for standardised benchmarks.…

Cambodia now building a promising future

By Steve Blizard – from Phnom Penh  During August I was the guest of Awareness Cambodia, a not-for-profit overseas aid organisation assisting some of the most underprivileged in rural Cambodia. Founded by Perth dentist Dr Gary Hewett in 1995, Awareness Cambodia focuses on education, health and childhood development programs. Nestled between sugar cane and forests…