The next Ransomware threat is here – Fireball

| June 11, 2017

Unlike WannaCry, this threat makes no attempt to conceal the source, a large Chinese marketing company called Rafotech. It has two main functions:

It could make a great movie.

| May 22, 2017

It also highlights a flaw too! We are engrossed in connecting everything to the Internet – the IoT or Internet of things.
In hindsight, is that wise?

“wannacry” the cyber-disaster waiting to happen.

| May 17, 2017

Now add the icing on the IT cake – a secretive intelligence organisation like the NSA, who discovers a weakness, writes malware to use it and refuses to tell their own countrymen

Thinking ahead – I can’t afford it

| April 30, 2017

If I was a bank today, I’d be very worried because this could spell the end of banks as a lending institution.

Thinking Ahead – Investment strategy

| April 25, 2017

Note – when we say retirement, we don’t mean at 65 years old. It could be any age at all, it’s simply a matter of planning and putting enough into that plan to make it happen when you want. At this stage it probably feels impossible to invest enough to provide a large enough amount […]

United Airlines – the fine print doesn’t matter.

| April 14, 2017

I trust my airline to treat me fairly and get me there safely. I don’t expect them to beat me up before the plane has left the tarmac. I accept that turbulence might throw me around and trust the airline’s employees will do their best to limit my injuries – not cause them while we are still on the ground!

Australia gives employees another slap in the face

| April 2, 2017

When it comes to employment in Australia, the Productivity Commission is the Fox guarding the hen house and this is just one more example.

Is the USA about to step on a financial landmine?

| March 13, 2017

A fiscal time bomb waiting to blow the whole thing wide open on the 15th of March, when Obama’s debt holiday ends.

Thinking ahead – Real life example

| March 7, 2017

I had been made redundant. The pay out disappeared rapidly and finding a job was proving difficult. I was forced to do Temp work just to put food on the table. When I had work, times were good but holidays, with no pay quickly taught me I needed to have some strategy to save some […]

Thinking Ahead – Look for alternatives

| February 24, 2017

I’m not saying Finance Advisers are fake or con artists but I have doubts that they can offer value to small investors who do not have large lump sums of money to invest, those average wage earners who can only spare a little each pay