I want my tax to be tax deductible!

May 26th, 2017 The Money Cafe

Is the Fairfax bidding war real? Do we pay ATO employees enough? And is Trump’s first budget ludicrous?

ATO Scandal, Fairfax Takeover, Trump’s volatility & Jeff Bezos = Genius!

May 19th, 2017 The Money Cafe

Somebody’s had their hands in the till at the ATO or both arms in fact! Jame Kirby and Alan Kohler can’t help but marvel at the level of this scandal as they sit down at The Money Cafe today.

48 hours after Budget 2017, Banks under pressure & biggest property rort

May 12th, 2017 The Money Cafe

With a small amount of distance from Budget night, The Money Cafe digests Scott Morrison’s balance sheet and his tilt at the banks.

They make one last attempt at predicting the Budget – CGT is out, what’s left for housing affordability? Alan points out that the last time we had a current account surplus, Bob Dylan released Blood On The Tracks – coincidence?

Good debt, bad debt and ugly job losses at Fairfax

May 5th, 2017 The Money Cafe

Alan Kohler and James Kirby entered The Money Cafe with heavy hearts after hearing of the severe cuts to journalism jobs at Fairfax.

They make one last attempt at predicting the Budget – CGT is out, what’s left for housing affordability? Alan points out that the last time we had a current account surplus, Bob Dylan released Blood On The Tracks – coincidence?

Budget tips, housing and – gasp! could Nine drop cricket?

April 28th, 2017 The Money Cafe

Alan Kohler and James Kirby speculate on what could and should be in the federal budget, what recent NASDAQ trends mean for tech investors and management changes at Ardent Leisure.

What if we include all costs of housing in the CPI?

April 21st, 2017 The Money Cafe

Alan Kohler and James Kirby look at the impact that housing could have on CPI figures, Amazon’s march into Australia, iron ore, and the latest development in Australia’s big short (Quintus).

Don’t rent all your life, just buy a house and live in it

April 14th, 2017 The Money Cafe

There’s been a lot of suggestions to ease housing pressures and Alan Kohler and James Kirby have a few more suggestions in The Money Cafe. The bottom line is – buy a house and live in it! Plus…

– Bonds are rallying, but economies are growing – why?
– Trump’s passed 100 days in power and appears to be reverting to the mean.
– Telstra’s dropped in price, but will there be a dividend next year?

And the boys have just discovered that watching other people play video games is a thing, so that’s probably what they’ll be doing over the long weekend.

Why would anybody pay down a loan on an investment property?

April 7th, 2017 The Money Cafe

Real Estate investing is the top topic of discussion in cafes this week and The Money Cafe has the best conversation to eavesdrop on!

The Money Cafe

March 30th, 2017 The Money Cafe

It’s been an extraordinary week in finance so Alan Kohler and James Kirby dissect the big issues in The Money Cafe including the Myer drama, and Solomon Lew’s drive.

Alan gives Quintis’ Frank Wilson a roasting over the fallout from the Glaucus shorting report. And they ponder the outcome of Cyclone Debbie and it’s impact on bananas, mangoes and inflation.

The Money Cafe

March 24th, 2017 The Money Cafe

Unfortunately the gremlins got into The Money Cafe and destroyed the audio recording this week.

Alan and James Kirby still had a lovely catch up at Santorini in Melbourne and a number of people watched the conversation which was also screened on Facebook Live which you can see here.




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