Samuel Wells

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12 Life Lessons We Can Learn From Warren Buffett

As one of the most successful investors in the world, Warren Buffett is an inspiration to entrepreneurs and venture capitalists everywhere.<p>Despite all his success, Warren Buffett still manages to remain humble and approachable. Here are 12 lessons everyone can learn from the respected …

Why We Can No Longer Rely Only On Schools And Companies For Professional And Personal Development

There once was a time where everything you needed to know for your career was taught to you by the educational institution you attended and the company you worked for. You would go get your four year bachelor’s degree in whatever topic and that information would stay with you for a little while, …

College & University

Why now is the time to invest in Byron Bay (and Hobart)

While value is scarce for investors in the Sydney and Melbourne property markets, there is plenty in Byron Bay, Hobart and other "sea change" …

“Desksourcing” Is A New Labor Market Concept In The Mobile-First World

I’ve always been fascinated by how labor markets work. People are the foundation for how things get done. How we organize across and within companies impacts both creativity and efficiency.<p>The first big labor market shift in my lifetime that I can remember was outsourcing. Fueled first by …

Labor Economics

How I built my family's net worth to $1 million

While I still have some debt in the form of a small mortgage, I'm closer than ever to sailing off into that sunset.<p>Today, I'll tell you my story.<p>As far back as I can remember, I was always a hustler and a saver. When I was 7, my parents paid me to do chores around the house.<p>I earned $2/week picking …

14 Signs Of People Who Advance Rapidly In Their Careers

Have you ever wondered why some people advance rapidly in their careers and others don’t? Would you like to climb the ladder of success but don’t …

The 8 Smartest Things To Do With Your Money in Your 30s

After a decade of experimenting, failing, learning from those failures, and “figuring things out,” you might find yourself in a more secure financial …

10 ways to improve your finances in a single day

Starting on the path to financial health can be overwhelming.<p>But as you start paying attention to your money management techniques, you'll notice that it's not the big things as much as it is your small, daily decisions that truly impact your finances — for better or worse.<p>In just an hour or two, …

Personal Finance

Opinion: Your children will thank you for these smart money tips

It seems like just yesterday I was driving my youngest daughter to the Carolinas to start college.<p>This weekend, we’re heading back so she can start …

iOS

CEO pay in spotlight as Telstra ex-boss pockets 163 times average worker's wage

In response to questions from Fairfax Media about his salary earlier this year, Mr Thodey conceded it was hard to justify.<p>"I can't sit here and …

The Hidden World Of The Ultra Rich In Photographs

"The top 1% of the world’s population holds 50% of the world’s wealth, while the bottom 50% of the world’s population holds 1% of the wealth."<p><b>1% Privilege in a Time of Global Inequality is a new photography exhibition curated by Myles Little, photo editor at Time. It examines wealth around the</b> …

Swimming Pools

Warren Buffett's 20-Slot Rule will help you be more successful at work and in life

It was 1994 and Munger had spent the last 20 years working alongside Warren Buffett as the two men grew Berkshire Hathaway into a billion-dollar corporation.<p>Recently, Munger was delivering a talk to the USC Business School entitled, "A Lesson on Elementary Worldly Wisdom."<p>About halfway through his …

17 things keeping you from getting rich, according to a journalist who spent his career studying millionaires

In addition to boiling down the "secret" to building wealth in 13 principles, he revealed 30 "major causes of failure" that hold many of us back from getting rich.<p>Here are 17 that are still relevant today.

Success

Here's Why Most People Don't Succeed in the Stock Market

The stock market is one of the most powerful money-making tools available. With the right trades and the right expertise, many people can make a great deal of money investing in the right stocks. However, there are just as many people who quickly fail in the stock market and end up losing a lot …

How Warren Buffett chooses a great stock, in 4 steps

In an episode of their podcast "We Study Billionaires: The Investors Podcast," hosts Preston Pysh and Stig Brodersen delve into the four rules Buffett follows before making a stock pick, citing "The Snowball: Warren Buffett and the Business of Life," by Alice Schroeder and Buffett's foreword of …

5 Ways Successful Entrepreneurs Think Differently

There are many traits that make for strong business owners, but one thing they all have in common is the way they think.<p>When it comes to owning a business, there are two types of people: those who make it and those who don't. And to the surprise of many, it's not always the most skilled or talented …

5 Investing Fees Beginners Forget About

<i>By Holly Hammersmith, Contributor</i><p>Are you new to the workforce? Or might be you have you just (finally!) started earning a good amount of income and you can finally afford to invest your money?<p>As a new investor, you are probably keen on making money when allocating your funds in an investment …

The Best Investment Advice From Buffett and 11 Other Investors

Photo: Pete Souza / Public Domain<p><i>By Lucy Mueller</i><p>Nearly seven years out from the beginning of the recession, Americans are still keeping the stock market at arm's length. Less than a quarter -- just 24 percent -- think stocks and mutual funds are the best option for a long-term investment, according …

He taught Warren Buffett, and now you can learn his tips too

by Kana Nishizawa<p>It could be the last big bargain left in the world's highest-flying equity market - the only stock in China cheap enough for the …

Stock Market Basics: 7 Concepts and Terms All Investors Should Know

The stock market is a fantastic creator of wealth over the long run, but far too few Americans understand key stock market basics. Today we'll cover …

Teachers demand change to combat 'endemic' cheating

NSW Teachers Federation president Maurie Mulheron has called for all assignments to be done in class to kill off the industry immediately.<p>"These …

Cleveland Cavaliers level NBA finals 1-1 with Golden State Warriors, Matthew Dellavedova hits vital free throws

Australian Matthew Dellavedova has hit the match-winning free throws for the Cleveland Cavaliers as the visitors levelled up the NBA finals series …