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What is an Annuity?

Uploaded: 10 Feb, 2017

When planning for the income needed in retirement, there are many strategies that you can consider - such as superannuation pensions, investment income and Age Pension entitlements. Another option available, depending on your circumstances, is an annuity. We explore a number of considerations when it comes to utilising an annuity in your overall plan.

As with any investment there are pros and cons, such as risk versus return, tax considerations, liquidity and longevity risk as well as your own individual considerations. By having a discussion with your financial adviser you can understand the implications of any decision(s) that you do end up settling on as well as make sure that it aligns with your retirement goals and objectives.

Facebook Philanthropy

Philanthropy can come in many shapes and sizes, both financial and non-financial. An appropriate and planned approach to philanthropy can be a truly rewarding experience and make a real difference to those in need. In this video, we take a funny look at a slightly misguided ‘philanthropic’ endeavour.

Trauma insurance

Trauma (or critical illness) insurance is one of the four main types of personal insurances, the others being Life, Income Protection and Total and Permanent Disability. In this animation, we discuss several of the main points regarding Trauma insurance.

Teamwork, leverage and achieving a common goal

One of the greatest benefits of teamwork is the power of leverage. This refers to the advantage you gain by having more than just you working towards a desired outcome. In this motivational video, we see individuals come together to form a team and achieve a common goal.

Tips for paying off your home loan sooner

Whilst a home loan may help you to enter the housing market, it’s important to remember that this will most likely be the largest debt that you pay off in your lifetime. In this animation, we provide you with helpful tips to pay off your home loan sooner.

Grit: The power of passion and perseverance

There are often numerous factors that affect our ability to reach the goals and objectives that we set for ourselves in life. In this video, Angela Lee Duckworth explains her theory of “grit” as a predictor of success.

Superannuation death benefit nominations

An important part of an estate plan is making sure your affairs are in order prior to your passing. In this animation, we discuss superannuation death benefits, eligible beneficiaries and different types of beneficiary nominations you can make.

Bill Gates’ last day of work

When the day finally comes to retire there may be a mix of emotions. The end of one journey and the beginning of a new one. In this video, we look at Bill Gates’ humorous video showcasing his last day of work at Microsoft.

Making the most of your tax refund

How Australians choose to spend their tax refund can vary considerably. In this animation, we provide a number of helpful spending suggestions that could help you make the most of your tax refund.

Mo Gawdat’s equation for happiness

What does happiness mean, what role does it play in your life, and how do you achieve it? In this video, Mo Gawdat, Chief Business Officer for Google X, proposes a mathematical equation for happiness.

What is a managed fund?

There are various investment methods available to help build and maintain wealth over the long-term. In this animation, we explore managed funds, how they work and the relative merits of investing in one.

Dave Allen's comedy sketch: £10 note stuck under car tyre

Accumulating wealth can come in many forms, such as saving, investing and paying down debt. In this video, Dave Allen highlights the pitfalls of deviating from your plan and waiting around for ‘free’ money.

Appointing a power of attorney

Estate planning can be complicated. When people review Estate planning, they often also discuss powers of attorney. In this animation, we discuss the different powers of attorney and how they may be of benefit to you.

Is money becoming an illusion?

Do you remember playing Monopoly as a child? If so, do you think the way you played may have changed if you’d used real money? In this video, we explore the importance of educating your children on the value of money from an early age especially given the emergence of 'tap & pay'.

Buy-sell agreements explained

When developing a business succession plan, having a buy/sell agreement in place may be a key consideration. In this animation, we discuss how this may assist in a smooth transition between a departing business owner and the remaining owners who wish to carry on with the business.

IPA's View on the 2017 Budget

In this video, Institute of Public Accountants CEO Andrew Conway outlines the IPA's view on the major outcomes of the 2017-18 Federal Budget.

Sandra Sully's Budget Overview

In this video, Sandra Sully and Hugh Riminton discuss several of the proposed measures within the 2017-18 Federal Budget.

Judson Brewer: A simple way to break a bad habit

For some of us, our bad habits may be put down to a simple case of, ‘‘We are what we repeatedly do”. This video may have an answer to breaking those habits through ‘mindfulness’.

What is negative gearing?

Negative gearing is a wealth accumulation strategy that often also aims to minimise tax. In this animation, we demonstrate what negative gearing is and several of the important considerations around utilising this strategy for wealth creation.

3D printed prosthetic hands are changing lives

Often we may feel that there is something limiting our ability to reach financial goals and objectives. Perhaps it's our money personality and spending habits? In this video, someone’s life is positively impacted when others reach out by ‘making something to make a difference’.

The Risks in Retirement

There are many risks that you may face when it finally comes time to retire, such as investment, legislative and longevity risk. In this animation, we discuss these and other risks that may impact on your expected retirement lifestyle.

57 years apart: A boy and a man talk about life

What would you do if you had the chance to talk to your younger self? Would you try and provide some advice to change one or two decisions you made in life? A boy and man sit down together and discuss life from their perspectives and then provide each other with some friendly advice.

What is an Annuity?

When planning for the income needed in retirement, there are many strategies that you can consider. One option available, depending on your circumstances, is an annuity. We explore a number of considerations when it comes to utilising an annuity in your overall plan.

Google: Year In Search 2016

2016 was an eventful year in the finance world. With all this mind, we provide you with a short video that looks back on 2016, to take some time to consider milestones that you have personally reached and how you are tracking for your future goals and objectives. 

Salary Sacrifice

Salary sacrificing is a term that many of us have heard, but what does it actually mean and how can we benefit from its use? In our animation we consider the tax-effective and wealth accumulation benefits of entering into a salary sacrifice arrangement with your employer.

President-elect Trump: What should you do?

In light of Donald Trump’s recent victory in the U.S. election, this short video by a respected research house provides information on President-elect Donald Trump’s initial impact on the economic market as well as potential short, medium, and long-term considerations for investors. 

Look beyond borders: 4 minutes experiment

“Empathy is the faculty to resonate with the feelings of others. When we meet someone, who is joyful, we smile. When we witness someone in pain, we suffer in resonance with his or her suffering” (Matthieu Ricard). In this video, two people connect over their different walks of life.

Building your team: Financial adviser

Synergy refers to the creation of a whole that is greater than the simple sum of its parts. In this animation, we explore how building your own personal finance team, and then directing them towards a specific goal or objective, can help you reach financial empowerment.

Mr. Bean: Eating competition

Are you currently trying to keep up with the Joneses? In life, everyone has their own financial journey so instead of worrying about what others are doing or how much they appear to have, it is important to stay focused on your own financial goals and objectives.

Personal insurance for families

Many families consider personal insurances for the household’s main or sole income earner, but what about the non-working spouse? This animation explores why insuring both heads of the household may be an important consideration in developing your personal insurance plan.

Give yourself a pep talk

Life is full of long and windy turns, obstacles and tough decisions. Taking the ‘road less travelled’, towards building personal wealth, begins with believing in ourselves. Watch this funny video for your guide on giving yourself a pep talk today.

Appointing an Executor

In drafting your Will, there’s an important part where you have to nominate who you would like to administer your estate in the event of your passing. It is important to appoint an Executor that you feel comfortable with and who you believe holds the necessary skills to handle the responsibilities of the role.

Inside the mind of a master procrastinator

Do you sometimes get side-tracked when on the path to completing a personal or work task before its deadline? For some people procrastination can also play a part in how they approach their personal finances. We hope you enjoy this funny and insightful talk.

Liquidity - What does it really mean?

Have you ever been in the situation where you needed to withdraw cash, close a term deposit before maturity, sell-down managed funds or shares, or put a property on the market to meet a sudden demand? The effort it takes to convert an asset into cash can vary widely.

Gifting Animation

It’s fine to give away your money or other assets to family members, friends or charities, but if you currently receive or expect to qualify for a pension or other allowance bear in mind that Centrelink does apply limits to how much you can gift.

The Science of Happiness

Head into the happiness laboratory today for a different perspective on forgiveness in this short video. Some studies point to a correlation between your ability to show forgiveness and things like stress, health, anxiety, pain perception and happiness.

Money Personality and spending habits

Why do you manage your money the way you do? You might be surprised to know that we all have a money personality which influences our behaviour and decisions and ultimately our success with money, see our latest animation.

Getting rich from property

It's safe, low risk, guaranteed rent, big returns. You go along just to find out more, it looks good, it feels good, you get excited and you don't want to miss out. Some food for thought before you sign on the dotted line and hand over your hard earned savings.

An end of financial year checklist for SMSFs

Having a self-managed superfund comes with a range of responsibilities. In this video we explain the things SMSF trustees need to do at or around the end of each financial year.

All it takes is 10 mindful minutes

When is the last time you did absolutely nothing for 10 whole minutes? Not texting, talking or even thinking? Find out about the transformative power of refreshing your mind for 10 minutes a day.

Drawing down your super

For most people, access to super starts at or close to retirement, but in extreme circumstances you may be able to access your super sooner if you meet certain requirements. This video looks at the different options that you have to draw down your super and when earlier access may apply.

What happens when you reply to spam email

Suspicious emails: unclaimed insurance bonds, diamond-encrusted safe deposit boxes, close friends marooned in a foreign country. They pop up in our inboxes, and standard procedure is to delete on sight. But what happens when you reply?

The IPA's view on the 2016 Australian Federal Budget

Institute of Public Accountants General Manager Technical Policy, Tony Greco outlines the IPA's view on the 2016 Australian Federal Budget.

Scott Morrison talks to ABC's 7.30

In this video Leigh Sales challenges Scott Morrison. Mr Morrison discusses the current deficit and what their plan is for the future economic growth for Australia.

What is Underwriting

Why is it that insurer’s ask so many questions when you apply for cover? This month’s video explains the underwriting process that insurers go through and how it can influence the terms of your insurance policy.

Remember to say Thank You

In this deceptively simple 3-minute talk, Dr. Laura Trice muses on the power of the magic words Thank You — to deepen a friendship, to repair a bond, to make sure another person knows what they mean to you. Try it.

What's your biggest regret?

A blackboard in the middle of New York City gives people a second chance at their dreams. Take a look at what these people would do differently – does it resonate with you?

Super Splitting Animation

Super splitting is a strategy that allows you to share your super contributions with your spouse. It can be a helpful way to boost your spouse’s super and may benefit you in other ways depending on your situation. See our video to learn more.

Decoy - A portrait session with a twist.

Ever wondered just how much your perspective influences an outcome? Have a look at this experiment where six people photograph the same man and produce very different results

5 Point Check for Super

Has it been a while since you have looked at your Super? Check out our newest animation to see what to look at when it comes to reviewing super accounts. 

The power of time off

We know that taking time off is good for our health, but did you ever think it could be good for your work too? In this interesting video, designer Stefan Sagemeister discusses how powerful his time off has been for his business. 

Healthy Financial Habits for 2016

Time for a health check on your financial habits? Check out our video on what makes for healthy financial habits for a positive start to the new year. 

The Gift of Giving

To end the year, a touching short film about a kindly man who is rewarded for his generous spirit. It does not take much to make a small difference to people’s lives, and people will notice it.

Risk and Investment

Depending on how you look at it, investment risk can mean different things to different people. And there are many ways in which people put their financial position at risk without realizing. Check out our animation and see how this might apply to you and what you can do to manage your risks.

Changes to the Pension Assets Test

Do you know about the upcoming changes to the Pension Assets Test? Find out more about what to expect in our short video.

How to Age Gracefully

Every person has its own advice and tips to offer to the younger generation. This video has some interesting insights from the young to the more senior of what advice they would tell a younger self. 

Borrowing in your SMSF

In some cases it is possible for an SMSF to borrow to buy an investment asset. However, be careful, there are many things to consider. Check out this short video about ways your SMSF may be able to help finance the purchase of an investment asset.

The Battle Between your Current and Future Self

Spending money or saving money? This is the ongoing battle between present and future self. The battle can be unfair as your current self can be stronger than your future self – and this applies to money as well.

Insurance in Superannuation Animation

There are different ways that you can hold your life insurance, one way is through your superannuation fund. This animation looks at what should be considered with holding insurance inside of superannuation.

The Happy Secret to Better Work

Shawn Achor is the CEO of Good Think Inc. Shawn is an entertaining presenter and explains whether it is possible to train your brain to be more positive.

Asset Allocation Animation

Asset Allocation is important when it comes to investing. So what is Asset Allocation and how does it work? What are the important concepts to consider with Asset Allocation?

The Best Gift I Ever Survived?

If you’re faced with something that’s unexpected, unwanted or uncertain would you consider it a gift?

Good Vs Bad Investor Behaviour

Did you know that one of the biggest drivers for the performance of investments can often be due to the good or bad behaviour of an investor.

Beyond Surface Level

The analogies “smoke and mirrors” and “if it sounds too good to be true” come to mind in this funny video. Showing that you can turn nothing into something, quite convincingly if you know how. 

Testamentary Trusts Explained

Have you heard of the term “testamentary trust” before but aren’t really sure what they are? This animation provides a simple explanation what a testamentary trust is and how it works.

The 2015 Budget Summarised

This video summarises the main points of the 2015 Federal Budget.

David Speers talks to Joe Hockey on the 'Have a go Budget'

In this video David Speers talks to Joe Hockey about the 2015 ‘Have a go’ Federal Budget. 

What's Stopping You From Achieving your Goals?

What do you think stands between you and where you want to be? Is it having enough time or money? Your health or resources? Is it fear of failure? 

Mortgage Offset Accounts Explained

Have you ever wondered what a mortgage offset account is and how it might benefit you? This video explains more…

What will Australia look like in 2055?

What will Australia look like in 40 years? In this video, Dr Karl (best known as an author and science commentator on Australian radio and television) investigates what the future challenges and opportunities Australia may face from the 2015 Intergenerational Report.

Dollar Cost Averaging Animation

Many of us already have a dollar cost averaging strategy in place without even realising it. In this animation we explore the concept of dollar cost averaging and how this strategy works.

What percentage of your brain are you currently using?

You may have heard the theory that we only use 10% of our brains. But is this actually true? In this short video we explore the brain’s capacity to store and retain information and discover why we aren’t so good at multi-tasking.

Building Super Animation

There are many different ways you can build your super balance in preparation for retirement. In this video we take a look at some of the common ways you can contribute to your superannuation.

Sources of Income in Retirement

Where is your income going to come from when you retire? This animation takes a quick look at a typical retiree’s sources of income in retirement.

A Small Surfer Makes Big Waves

This six year old, called “The Flying Squirrel” may well just be the best surfer and skater for her age in the world. Prepare to be gobsmacked.

An inspiring and memorable 2014

Sometimes it feels like the years just slip by. Here is a look at some of the memories of 2014.

Money for Nothing

A Melbourne-based pop up store is selling something quite unique. Organic, natural bottled air, sunshine and moonlight are just a few items from their product range. Are they serious? Let’s find out.

Aged Care Animation

Planning for and talking about aged care early helps to provide better outcomes for senior people, their families and carers. Our animation explores some of the options for senior Australians considering aged care.

The Christmas Can Can

It wouldn’t feel like Christmas without Christmas lights, a big tree and some catchy Christmas tunes! This impressive Christmas lights display in California takes a humorous look at the Christmas holiday period.

Shares, Income & Capital Growth

Why do people invest in shares? This video explains the types of returns generated by investment in Australian shares.

What is Alzheimer's Disease?

Alzheimer’s disease is the most common form of dementia affecting over 40 million people worldwide. This video takes a look at how Alzheimer's affects the brain, shedding light on the different stages of this disease.

Superannuation options nearing Retirement

If you are approaching retirement, or have reached your preservation age, you may be wondering what options you have for your superannuation monies. This animated video explains more.

The Time Value of Money

A video that explains the math behind interest rates and how to calculate the future value of your money.

Credit Card Animation

A short animation explaining the ins and outs of credit cards, how they work and how to manage a credit card more efficiently.

What's Involved in Running a SMSF?

If you’ve ever wondered what’s involved in establishing and running a Self Managed Super Fund, then this video is for you. Take a quick look at the roles and responsibilities of setting up and running a SMSF.

Age Pension

There are many rules and regulations when it comes to working out whether you qualify for an Age Pension. This short animation explains some of them.

Get your Deductions Right

Tax time is always fun. Putting together the shoebox of information and gathering documentation for all of those important deductions. This video explains some rules.

Pack Your Bags Like A Pro

If you’re a frequent traveller (or not), chances are that you’re packing incorrectly. This video shows how to ‘bundle pack’ – the ultimate hack for packing.

The Big Mac Index

Did you know that the Big Mac is used in economics as a tool to gauge currency values? Referred to as the Big Mac Index, this video looks into “Burgernomics”.

TPD Animation

In this animation on Total and Permanent Disability (TPD) cover we take a look into the benefits of this cover and how it’s designed to protect you and your family in the event of permanent disablement.

Estate Planning

It can be uncomfortable to think about, but planning for your death can make a big difference to the lives of those left behind as well as significantly influence the longevity and application of your assets.

Is winning lotto really the jackpot?

For many of us, winning the lotto would be a dream come true. But in reality, coping with a financial windfall may not be the jackpot that it’s cracked up to be!

Federal Budget 2014: Tough and unfair, it's business as usual

“It's right to get the budget back into surplus, but some of Joe Hockey's measure are plain nasty”, says Ross Gittens, Economic Editor of the Sydney Morning Herald. Check out what else Gittens has to say on the 2014/15 Federal Budget.

Duct Tape Surfing

What would you do if you had to relearn to live a different way and accept that suddenly all the things that you loved doing you couldn't do anymore? Would you fall in a heap emotionally and financially?

Will you still be doing triathlons when you are 90?

With Australia’s life expectancies at their highest level, you may just live for longer than you anticipate, like this fit and healthy 90 year old! What does this mean when planning for your retirement?

Transition to Retirement Animation

Many people choose to ease into retirement and make adjustments to their work and lifestyle over time. This video explores the ways a Transition to Retirement strategy can help you or a loved one ease into retirement.

Jimmy Kimmel Asks Kids Who's The Richest Person In The World

This video asks kids how much they think top basketball stars make each year. Although funny, it highlights how foreign the concept of money can be and the importance of educating our younger generation on money matters.

A plan makes things happen!

Keeping with our New Year’s theme, this funny video highlights how a little careful planning can go a long way towards helping you achieve your goals – no matter how ambitious.

Income Protection Animation

What would happen if you suddenly couldn’t work? Could you still afford to meet your cost of living?? This short video provides a valuable reminder for those with income protection insurance, and no doubt valuable information for those without.

Debt Management Animation

Managing debt, which essentially means being careful with how much debt you take on and what you use it to purchase, significantly influences the accumulating of wealth to begin with, but also dictates what you can do in preserving and distributing wealth over time.

Life Insurance Animation

What’s your life worth? If the unthinkable happened would the people who depend on you the most survive financially? Life insurance is designed to help lessen the financial impact on your family and dependants following your death.

Insider secrets to making things tick

In this video Ashton Kutcher talks about keeping your career going - making your own luck, being smart/thoughtful/generous and living life.

Things to think about when Buying a Home

Purchasing a home can be an overwhelming process. There a quite a few things to consider and costs to account for. It therefore makes sense to take your time, do your research and make sure that you are paying the right price for the right property. 

How Serious is too Serious?

Approaching your financial life with a non-serious yet focused attitude will help overcome any difficulties that come your way while making the most of the money you make and accumulate.

But I got back up

Success can be defined as getting back up each time you fall over. Getting back up and financially focused is as important as making a plan in the first place.

Ever been left with a sour taste?

Has an investment scam ever left a sour taste in your mouth? The scams that top the list are Lotteries, pyramid schemes and phishing attacks. So we all need to be alert. 800,000 Australians fall victim to scams each year.

Investment Scam

6 millon people are exposed and 800,000 fell victim and lost almost $1billon via scams and fraud. Are you part of this statistic? Given that many of the scams originate outside Australia, it pays to be vigilant. This video explores Investment Scams.

10 top time-saving tech tips

In this video there are a few useful tips to get the most out of your technology.

ABC - 2013 Federal Budget

The Federal Budget includes little in the way of surprises with the usual promise of big savings and big spending, though not this election year.

7 News - 2013 Federal Budget

Wayne Swan says the budget delivers a responsible plan to deliver jobs and growth.

Beauty is in the Eye of the Beholder

It’s interesting to see how people make different observations and conclusions based on a surface review. Sometimes a deeper review can provide a more accurate understanding of what is going on.

What Pink Elephant?

Practical jokes are a great tonic to the seriousness that can swarm around us; however, money, finance, returns and taxation aren’t typically treated lightly, and rightly so, it is important to make the most of the money you earn and have accumulated.

A very entertaining reminder of the basics

Getting clear on what you want and staying focused on the steps needed to achieve your goals can be easier said than done, particularly given the amount of noise in our technologically rich society these days.

You want drama?

What you do and don’t do influences the amount of drama you will likely experience in your life. If you think drama is enjoyable, just look at the faces of these button presser’s.

Is this risky?

While flying is no doubt a risky activity, the risk can be reduced by the flyer having the appropriate competence and emotional confidence.

What to do with money?

This video shows us the power of money. Don’t waste it on stuff, use it to make your life richer.

Dumb ways to Die

If you have people who are financially dependent upon you, and/or you would like to look after someone once you’re gone, it’s important to review your asset and income position, and how this relates to your insurance coverage.

Saving for a holiday or an experience?

Watching this video can give you a taste of the travel bug – is there anywhere you want to go? Sometimes we get stuck in the mundane and ‘rut’ of life. Life is about experience, sharing fun times and living each day.

What does water art have to do with money?

In this short video, we see a fascinating demonstration of water art. While you can be mesmerised with what the artist is creating, once done, the artist brushes his work away in a moment. This reminds us of how quickly things can change, and how we can attempt to hold on to the way something used to be.

Can't stop the music

Like the evolution of music and dance, personal finance and world markets will continue to evolve and change. What’s more important than worrying about the change is ensuring your fundamentals are working for you.

How much money is required to have a good time?

How much money do we really need to enjoy life? Do we really need that new car, the new jet ski, the around the world holiday to feel the joy of life? In this video, the local school bus driver shows us how to laugh and enjoy life.

Getting the best directions

A very funny video that reminds us that while giving directions to another can be a nice thing to do, sometimes we can end up red faced if we don’t know what we are talking about, or if someone misinterprets what we suggest.

Winning gold - Steven Bradbury style

In one of the most remarkable Olympic Gold victories, it’s easy to conclude that Bradbury got lucky in the 2002 Winter Olympics Speed Skating final. But he had to be in the race to win it!

It's Magic

In this entertaining video you will laugh, squirm and wonder how on earth he does what he does.

The Joy of Books

There is a saying that rich men have big library’s and small TV’s. We are not claiming this to be categorically true, however, it is important to recognise that what we choose to learn and understand is a predictor of what our future holds.

Funny Interview...

Please watch this video right to the end. You will be rewarded! Whether you’re a fan of Ellen or not, or you don’t even know who Ellen is, this is an extremely funny interview with Accountant Keith Dickie.

Burning Money!

In this somewhat corny video the scientist reveals the hidden factor within the fire that saves the handkerchief and the $100 note.

The rhythm of money

The more your financial arrangements are in rhythm the easier it is to plan.

Couples Finances

Here are a few things to consider, and to do, which may just keep the peace around your finances.

Good Bye 2011 - Year in Review

Time flies by so quickly. Take a moment to watch some of the major events of 2011.

Entertaining Brain Hack

Bobby McFerrin hacks your brain while teaching us about how we react to the unexpected.

Today is a gift

Master Oogway points out one of life's gifts, but what about the others.

Santa Announcement

A hilarious reminder of what you believe in deeply will move you.

What Elmo teaches big kids

What Elmo can teach us about making the most out of our work and beyond.

Warren Buffett speaks on investing

Warren Buffett shares some of the principles that have worked for him over the years.

Creative accounting

Whether you’re into your numbers or not, you’ll get a laugh out of this short and quick look at creative accounting.

Compounding in Social Media

Whether or not you're a fan of Social Media, it's fascinating to see the compounding growth.

Try something new for 30 days

Ever wanted to do something differently but never made it?

The big benefit of small advantages

What does tying one's shoelaces have to do with living long and prospering?

A Funny Look at Discipline

No discipline? Credit cards are a bit like having a time out, without sitting in the corner.

Procrastination. Methods and tips!

Procrastinate? Methods and tips!

A ripple can become a big wave over time

This analogy applies to much more than waves in the ocean.

Expect the unexpected

We often feel like everything is under control, then, BANG! Something smacks us right in the face.

Happy Christmas message

How to sing 25 Christmas songs in 2 minutes.

Johnny and Chachi's Teamwork demonstration

A light-hearted look at what teamwork can achieve.

Global health and wealth

A fascinating video showing change in health and wealth across generations and the world!

Mum's life

A very clever video by a Mum who clearly knows the demands on being a Mum.

Dad's Life

A funny video for the Dad's who are moving through the midstream of life.

Derek Sivers: Keep your goals to yourself

After hitting on a brilliant new life plan, our first instinct is to tell someone, but Derek Sivers says it's better to keep goals secret.

Premature celebration

Was that a sunburnt face or just embarassment?

Kid demonstrates outcome of overconfidence

Being confident is only useful when it aligns to reality.

Walk on water!

Stretch what you think is possible!

Leadership Lessons from Dancing Guy

A light-hearted look at an example of Leadership and the 'Second Follower'.

Saving You Money and Food Waste

Celeb chefs offer their advice on creating top meals to cut Food Waste and to save Money.

The Crisis of Credit Visualized - Part 2

This follows on from Part 1. The Short and Simple Story of the Credit Crisis.

The Crisis of Credit Visualized - Part 1

The Short and Simple Story of the Credit Crisis (Part 1).

How the Markets Work

This is a short video presentation on how the financial markets work.

Numbers

Your Day in numbers in 140 seconds.

Longboarding: Let Go

Kyle Chin skates from top to bottom down a beautiful hill in Outerspace.

Where the Hell is Matt?

14 months in the making, 42 countries, and a cast of thousands.

Inspirational Quotes

Here is a great collection of inspiration quotes.

Tim Clue - Cherish Your Debt

Hilarious Chicago clean comedian Tim Clue talks debt.

Bird and Fortune - Subprime Crisis

Describing the mindset of the investment banking community in the GFC in this satirical interview.

Richard St. John's 8 secrets of success

Why do people succeed? Is it because they're smart? Or are they just lucky? Neither.

Guy Kawasaki - Do not write a mission statement, write a mantra

Guy explains that you don’t need a big fancy mission statement.

Ken Robinson - Schools kill creativity

Creativity expert Sir Ken Robinson challenges the way we're educating our children.

Steve Jobs - Pursue your Dreams

Steve Jobs urges pursuit of your dreams and see the opportunities in life's setbacks.