The question is often posed by psychologists, educators and people who are simply curious. I, however am posing the same question from a financial point of view. They often say most people who actually do win a few million dollars from the lottery, lose all the money within a year and end up in aContinue reading
About Virginia Graham
Virginia Graham manages Model Mortgages, and is a qualified financial planner. She is regularly consulted by the Austereo MMM radio network on interest rates and has appeared on Channel Seven news and current affairs programs as well as more recently the Ch 9 Today show. Virginia previously worked for ANZ Bank’s Treasury department as an interest rate dealer and for stockbroking firm Salomon Smith Barney. She has a bachelor of commerce majoring in finance, banking and business economics. Earlier in her career, Virginia was a fashion model in New York, and has appeared on the cover of several fashion magazines, including Australian Vogue. She wrote a book Flirting With finance and is a regular contributor to Woman’s weekly online and hosted a series of finance videos for the Sydney Morning Herald and the Age.
With more and more media focus being on unemployment, poverty, it seems like now is a good time instead to be thinking about wealth and what it means. According to research I read in by George Kinder of the Kinder Institute in the United States, how you think about wealth and your relationship to it,Continue reading
With the Australian dollar weakening to almost US$0.73 today and expected to get weaker, there’s never been a better time to explore the discounted domestic holidays advertised in newspapers and on the Internet. However, for some reason, the cost of living is still so high domestically, that its still cheaper to go overseas than toContinue reading
You might be wondering, what is a capital guarantee product? And the simple answer is it’s an investment where you are promised that you will not lose the money you put into a product. Let’s take the example of property. There are those who believe property will always go up, and there are others whoContinue reading