Roskow Blog

Independence still a mystery

Dear James, Yesterday, you made a big mistake in this news article about Sam Henderson. You refer to him as an independent financial planner.  He is not independent.  He has never been. It’s an honest mistake.  It’s a real mistake.  But is it really a big mistake? It is.  People believe what you write James.… Read More

Are you being pulled towards a distraction?

Whilst running on Sunday morning recently, my friend Belinda told me something I found fascinating about her recent Toyko Marathon adventure. When she lined up at the starting line she found herself just metres behind the elite runners.  Minutes before the race began all the best marathon runners were introduced to the crowd and took… Read More

Neil Salkow

Director and Independent Financial Adviser

The Key to Success (I finally found it)

It’s only taken 41 years and 9 months, but the penny has finally dropped for me. I have finally figured out the key to success. The answer is: other people. The success you realise in the future will heavily depend on the people you surround yourself with.  Agree or disagree? I once heard someone say… Read More

Matthew Ross

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