The OMG Blog
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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.
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.
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.
Just when you’d thought you knew it all about trading, we’re throwing another term at you.
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.
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?
Let’s get one thing clear: trading and investing are not the same thing.
If you’re new to share trading, you may need an explainer on shares: what they are, and how to buy and trade them.
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.
Check out our resident trading expert Kieran Neeson’s top hacks for a top trade.
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.
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!
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.
For the first time in a long time, we’re setting up a generation to be worse off than the one before it.
A robo-future may just come with the democratisation of investing.
The notion of entrusting computers with typically human tasks isn’t new.
It doesn’t sound like a meaty subject, but you’d be surprised. Can you have your cruelty-free cake and eat it too?
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?
You’d be wise to remember these two acronyms that have managed to thrust ethical investing into mainstream finance: ESG, and ETF.