Shares, ETFs, Super and Crypto – a boomer’s perspective

I’m not a finance guy and I’ve made several money related mistakes. I am risk averse and approaching what could be referred to as a retirement age. I could stop working but enjoy the questions and challenges in my day job where folks are trying to get something done. I am more comfortable talking about real estate investment, but for a student just out of high school having parents in the middle income bracket – real estate investment generally comes a few steps after other options such as shares, ETFs (Exchange Traded Funds) and superannuation are explored.

In this post, apart from waffling on about some of my investing thoughts – I want to include some links from practical people with much more experience than me which might save you time if you are starting out. These couple of links might also be worthwhile to share with your children, grandchildren or anyone in general.

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Teaching your kids about financial literacy (and maybe yourself)

Scott Pape, the barefoot investor, is the name on the lips of many people trying to manage their finances. Another name, ASIC’s Moneysmart is also a great resource for teaching both young and old about financial matters we all look back on and wish we’d either listened more or followed advice… Unfortunately when I was growing up there were no free webinars about financial management or barefoot investors to explain things in simple terms.

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