Category: Defining Wealth

The copy and paste personality

The most damning revelation you can make about yourself is that you do not know what is interesting and what is not. – Kurt Vonnegut When I first heard the phrase “copy and paste personality”,...

Thought(crime)s on parenting

(Not directly related to money. But related to the greatest form of riches. I wrote this article several years ago but didn’t have a forum for publishing it. Thanks to school holidays I don’t...

Success is personal

“Success” for you is different to “success” for me. I’ve been reflecting on this lately in the context of my business. I celebrated the two year anniversary of Fairhaven Wealth a few months ago,...

The myopia of compound interest

Compound interest is magical! But there’s a myopia that surrounds it, too. The magic of compound interest is something many financial gurus like to talk about. The Barefoot Investor is one of them. Below...

Invest in friendship

“Every so often you meet someone from your tribe. And the trick is, when you do, to know that person all your life.” This scene, staring Carrie Fisher as a guest star ​in Ellen (the sitcom,...

Buy experiences, not things??

“To be happy, buy experiences, not things.”  It’s a simple slogan. And it certainly seems compelling. I’ve seen it repeated many times in recent years, and I’ve been guilty of saying it as well....