The OMG Blog

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Your redundancy survival guide

Your redundancy survival guide

So you’ve just been made redundant. If you’re like most people, you’re probably a fair few spoonfuls deep into a tub Haagen-Daaz.

That’s fine–take your time. But here’s what to do next.

If money keeps you up at night, here’s what to do

If money keeps you up at night, here’s what to do

Problems with money can leave a lot of us feeling overwhelmed, and often isolated. Our relationship with money is complicated, and talking about it is even more complicated.

Your guide to neobanks

Your guide to neobanks

Contrary to what you might think, neobanks aren’t part of an obscure reference to The Matrix. Neobanks (unfortunately) do not involve, nor have ever involved Keanu Reeves, and are actually just all-online banks.

Back to basics: what is an option?

Back to basics: what is an option?

Just when you’d thought you knew it all about trading, we’re throwing another term at you.

Back to basics: what is the stock market?

Back to basics: what is the stock market?

If you’re not well-versed in the basics of the stock market, what you hear on the news market wrap-up might sound more like Klingon than English, and that’s okay.

So, so many acronyms.

Does money keep you up at night?

Does money keep you up at night?

Most of us have a pretty complicated relationship with cash. We’ve all asked ourselves if we’re making enough, saving enough and doing enough. Most of us feel guilt when we overspend, or spend money on the wrong things.
But what happens when it’s more than that?

Back to basics: Trading versus investing

Back to basics: Trading versus investing

Let’s get one thing clear: trading and investing are not the same thing.

Back to basics: What is a share?

Back to basics: What is a share?

If you’re new to share trading, you may need an explainer on shares: what they are, and how to buy and trade them.

The great intergenerational wealth transfer and how to get it right

The great intergenerational wealth transfer and how to get it right

It seems straightforward enough. The Boomer generation—who roughly make up 25 percent of our population but own more than 50 percent of private wealth— are set to pass on their accumulated wealth before they kick the bucket.

Kieran’s top five trading hacks

Kieran’s top five trading hacks

Check out our resident trading expert Kieran Neeson’s top hacks for a top trade.

Trackpant traders: How Covid-19 inspired a wave of day-trading

Trackpant traders: How Covid-19 inspired a wave of day-trading

You’d be forgiven for thinking the average day-trader looks fresh out of the Wolf of Wall Street, but right now you’ll probably find most of them in trackpants and slippers.

Not so happily-ever Afterpay

Not so happily-ever Afterpay

Picture this: you’ve accidentally tripped and fallen into the online shopping cart for a limited edition pair of kicks. Whoops, how clumsy of you!

The Australian dream is gone. Time to find a new one

The Australian dream is gone. Time to find a new one

Barring a major overhaul in policy, younger Australians are facing a lower quality of life than their predecessors for the first time in decades. It has nothing to do with the odd turmeric latte here or there.

The meek shall inherit the generational wealth gap

The meek shall inherit the generational wealth gap

For the first time in a long time, we’re setting up a generation to be worse off than the one before it.

Does robo-advice pave the way for a fairer financial future?

Does robo-advice pave the way for a fairer financial future?

A robo-future may just come with the democratisation of investing.

Robo-advice and the great financial disruption

Robo-advice and the great financial disruption

The notion of entrusting computers with typically human tasks isn’t new.

Vegan investing: Q & A with Claire Smith of Beyond Investing

Vegan investing: Q & A with Claire Smith of Beyond Investing

It doesn’t sound like a meaty subject, but you’d be surprised. Can you have your cruelty-free cake and eat it too?

Whose ethics anyway? The grey areas of ethical ETFs

Whose ethics anyway? The grey areas of ethical ETFs

Many investors feel inclined to invest in what’s believed to be ethical, sustainable, or simply ‘good’. But whose ethics make an investment ethical, and is there such a thing as a truly ethical investment?

Ethical investing: How ESG ETFs might make ethical investments mainstream

Ethical investing: How ESG ETFs might make ethical investments mainstream

You’d be wise to remember these two acronyms that have managed to thrust ethical investing into mainstream finance: ESG, and ETF.

Ethical investing: putting your money where your mind is

Ethical investing: putting your money where your mind is

Once pigeonholed by traditional investors as only for a typically bohemian minority, ethical investing is quickly moving into the mainstream.