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Published by James Fitzgerald on Oct 19, 2021

Bulletproof Tip  # 11 – week 11

The big news this week was that Facebook experienced an outage for six hours!

Facebook also owns Messenger, WhatsApp and Instagram, all of which experienced an outage between 3am and 9am on Tuesday morning Australian time.

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Published by James Fitzgerald on Sep 28, 2021

Bulletproof Tip  # 10 – week 10

The big news this week was that Facebook experienced an outage for six hours!

Facebook also owns Messenger, WhatsApp and Instagram, all of which experienced an outage between 3am and 9am on Tuesday morning Australian time.

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Published by James Fitzgerald on Sep 28, 2021

Bulletproof Tip  # 9 – week 9

I watched the AFL grand final on the weekend, when the Melbourne Demons won their first premiership in 57 years!

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Published by James Fitzgerald on Sep 21, 2021

Bulletproof Tip  # 8 – week 8

If you haven’t heard the name Canva – or of its founder Melanie Perkins – you soon will.

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Published by James Fitzgerald on Sep 14, 2021

Bulletproof Tip  # 7 – week 7

The news that caught my eye this week was the sale of Stone and Wood to multinational conglomerate Lion for $500 million.

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Published by James Fitzgerald on Sep 6, 2021

Bulletproof Tip  # 6 – week 6

Reading this will help  you lead a stress-free life

I read over the weekend that a first-generation Greek immigrant to Australia lives, on average, two years longer than a first-generation Aussie.

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Published by James Fitzgerald on Aug 31, 2021

Bulletproof Tip  # 5 – week 5

Australia’s unemployment rate is at its lowest level in a decade. Granted, some industries are still doing it tough as we continue the recovery from the COVID recession, however, there are also industries experiencing a significant shortage of workers.

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Published by James Fitzgerald on Aug 23, 2021

Bulletproof Tip  # 4 – week 4

One step at a time to financial freedom.

As I write this, 15.3 million Australians find themselves in lockdown. The remaining 10.4 million Australians find themselves living with some form of restrictions

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Published by James Fitzgerald on Aug 16 2021

Bulletproof Tip  # 3 – week 3

This email will save you $9 per week..!

I was watching TV the other night when an ad came on for a new streaming service, Paramount Plus.

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Published by James Fitzgerald on Aug 10 2021

Bulletproof Tip  # 2 – week 2

Let’s take on the big banks and Afterpay…

Afterpay: the great Aussie success story.

The Australian-born company sold this week for $39 billion to US giant, Square, which is owned by the founder and CEO of Twitter. 

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Published by James Fitzgerald on Aug 05 2021

Bulletproof Tip  # 1 – week 1

Over the next 12 weeks I’m going to profile each of my Bulletproof Tips from my new book Bulletproof Investing.

The best place to start is this tip, which relates to something that is top of mind for me right now – and most Australians I’m sure – that is, housing affordability.

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Published by James Fitzgerald on Jul 06 2021

My Weekly Snapshot – 06 Jul 2021

The offset savings accounts of many Australians increased substantially during the pandemic with new figures revealing totals jumped from $171 billion in December 2019 to $205 billion at the end of March 2021.

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Published by James Fitzgerald on June 29 2021

My Weekly Snapshot – 29 June 2021

It’s tax time – which should be a good time of the year for most Custodians because we get money back. We mentioned a few weeks ago that the top 3.5 per cent of earners in Australia pay 31.5 per cent of total tax.

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Published by James Fitzgerald on June 22 2021

My Weekly Snapshot – 22 June 2021

The big news this week was Australia’s amazing employment numbers. Unemployment hit 5.1 per cent at the end of May, putting it back at the level it was at before COVID-19.

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Published by James Fitzgerald on June 15 2021

My Weekly Snapshot – 15 June 2021

Perhaps the coolest news this week was the sale of a ticket to travel into space alongside Amazon founder Jeff Bezos on his Origin Blue spacecraft. 

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Published by James Fitzgerald on June 08 2021

My Weekly Snapshot – 08 June 2021

The big news this week is the official release of James’ book Bulletproof Investing! Have you got your copy yet? You can buy one here.

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Published by James Fitzgerald on June 03 2021

My Weekly Snapshot – 03 June 2021

Did you know that one in two Australians experience a mental health challenge at some point in their life?

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Published by James Fitzgerald on June 01 2021

My Weekly Snapshot – 01 June 2021

The big news of the week – aside from the launch of James’ book was Lockdown 4.0 for Victoria.

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Published by James Fitzgerald on May 25 2021

My Weekly Snapshot – 25 May 2021

The Australian employment numbers were released this week. On the face of it the news was encouraging. The unemployment rate dropped from 5.7 per cent to 5.5 per cent.

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Published by James Fitzgerald on May 18 2021

My Weekly Snapshot – 18 May 2021

Australian residential real estate is now worth a combined $8 trillion. That is the highest value it has ever been and to put that in perspective, it works out to be four times the size of Australia’s GDP. What’s more, it is $1 trillion more than the combined value of the Australian stock market, superannuation and commercial property values!

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Published by James Fitzgerald on May 11 2021

My Weekly Snapshot – 11 May 2021

Apple had a good year in 2020. It seems like everyone used the pandemic, cashed up and stuck at home, to upgrade their laptops, tablets and phones. Mac sales were up 70%, iPads up 80% and iPhone sales up 65% during 2020. Apple’s profit doubled and they sold $48 billion worth of iPhones (53% of total revenue). Wow!

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Published by James Fitzgerald on Apr 13 2021

My Weekly Snapshot – 13 Apr 2021

Apple had a good year in 2020. It seems like everyone used the pandemic, cashed up and stuck at home, to upgrade their laptops, tablets and phones. Mac sales were up 70%, iPads up 80% and iPhone sales up 65% during 2020. Apple’s profit doubled and they sold $48 billion worth of iPhones (53% of total revenue). Wow!

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Published by James Fitzgerald on Apr 6 2021

My Weekly Snapshot – 6 Apr 2021

Huge news this week with New Zealand finally opening up the trans-Tasman border. NZ Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has announced that Australians are free to travel to New Zealand with no mandatory quarantine from 11.59pm April 18.

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Published by James Fitzgerald on March 31 2021

My Weekly Snapshot – 31 Mar 2021

It turns out that Australians have collectively increased their wealth during 2020, and not by a small amount. According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics, total household wealth increased 4.3 per cent, or $501.5bn, in the last three months of the year, marking the highest quarterly growth rate since the December quarter of 2009.

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Published by James Fitzgerald on March 24 2021

My Weekly Snapshot – 24 Mar 2021

The biggest surprise to come out of the news in the past week or so was Australia’s job data figures. A whopping 88,700 Aussies found jobs during the month of February, dropping the unemployment rate down from 6.3 per cent to 5.8 per cent.

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Published by James Fitzgerald on March 17 2021

My Weekly Snapshot – 17 Mar 2021

For the last few weeks, we’ve talked about how Australia’s house prices are experiencing a 17-year high rate of growth. Well it turns out it’s not just the Australian market experiencing that, it’s a global phenomenon. Median house prices are up by 21.5 per cent in New Zealand over the past 12 months and between 5 per cent to 9 per cent in Canada, the USA, UK and Japan!

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Published by James Fitzgerald on March 10 2021

My Weekly Snapshot – 10 Mar 2021

At Custodian, we often say the land is the foundation of all wealth. In John Fitzgerald’s bestselling book, 7 Steps to Wealth, it’s on the front cover, the first page, and is step 1 of the 7 steps. It has been since the book was first published in 1998.

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