Author: Neil Salkow

Asset based fees do not make sense

It’s been a while since I ranted about this. I had recent prospective clients approach us, a Humble Achiever couple having just sold their business and made work optional last year. They had concerns about the fees being charged to them by their current advisers. They were being charged an asset based fee (or a… Read More

Neil Salkow

Director and Independent Financial Adviser

Shares are down… so what?

Anyone checked their portfolio lately, or heard about the volatility on the sharemarket on the news? It’s likely down, maybe as high as 10% over the last month. Some seasoned investors will understand this is par for the course, while others may be feeling a bit more anxious. Volatility is a test to all investors.… Read More

Neil Salkow

Director and Independent Financial Adviser

Ego is the enemy

I’ve recently returned to practice Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, a technical martial art focussing on grappling and ground fighting. There are a lot of lessons to be learned practising this art, the biggest I believe is that ego is the enemy. Being a white belt, I’m rolling against blue and purple belts who are more experienced and I pretty much get… Read More

Neil Salkow

Director and Independent Financial Adviser

Staying focused for success

This morning as I sat down waiting for my train, I noticed a man walking towards me, eyes glued to his phone. I could see he intended to walk over and lean against a pole. It all happened in slow motion – as he continued to gaze at his phone, he walked head first into… Read More

Neil Salkow

Director and Independent Financial Adviser