09Jun 2017

We’re now mid-way through the AFL season and for football fans it’s been 12 weeks of great entertainment. For non-football fans it’s been 12 weeks, plus pre-season, wondering why this nonsense takes up so much time on the news. If you’re of the second persuasion, keep reading because the AFL still has some lessons for anyone […]

07Jun 2017

FYG Planners are pleased to announce Emerge Financial of Sydney have joined FYG’s non aligned financial services licensee. Emerge Financial is a privately owned financial planning practice, operated by Colin Benvenuto. Colin founded Emerge Financial in 2003 with the belief a financial advice relationship is to help clients make smart decisions and provide them with greater certainty regarding the outcomes they are seeking. […]

02Jun 2017

It happens maybe once or twice a month. A call comes into our office with someone wanting to speak to an adviser. They’re not an existing client, nor are they known to us, but they want to talk about investing. It’s always something specific, maybe real estate or gold. The reason it’s always something specific […]

26May 2017

Ever met an intelligent person who could make a mess of various simple tasks? Maybe someone who was incredibly smart, but equally incredibly gullible? It shouldn’t be a surprise, it’s natural that intelligence, awareness or knowledge in one area doesn’t automatically translate to another. The reality is we all have a circle of competence for various parts of […]

25May 2017

If you’ve ever wondered about the impact psychology can have in real estate or financial markets, look no further than Toronto in Canada. Between March 2016 and March 2017, the greater Toronto area turned into Canada’s hottest real estate market, with prices soaring 33% in a year from $688,000 to $916,567 for a free standing home, […]