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"Who wants to be a millionaire? I don't. Have flashy flunkies everywhere? I don't. Who wants the bother of a country estate? A country estate is something I'd hate… "

This lyric comes from the song “Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?” in the 1956 movie, “High Society”.

I’ve never ever attempted to estimate the number of financial professionals in Australia, or even globally, who openly or by implication assume that more than 90% of their clients want to be able to purchase, without even thinking of cost, a whole string of expensive indulgences – that is that they want to be millionaires.

My mother used to repeat, fairly often, that you can only sleep in one bed at a time and live in one house at a time. I’m not sure that she was right about the second but the concept of “enough” can vary dramatically from one person to another.

Bill Gates has given away much more money than he currently controls and he is still the world’s richest man.

I despair of the promoters of get really rich schemes who assume that wealthy people all have the same driving force – the desire for personal indulgence.

If you drink two bottles of Grange in one sitting you’ll still be a write-off!