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A few weeks I ago, I presented a technology session to the Australian Institute of Superannuation Trustees. In that, I decided to focus on five megatrends I though they should keep an eye on rather than being subject to the short-term bumps we see when a new device or service is released. After all, as exciting as the release of a smartphone might be, it's unlikely to change your IT strategy.

As Gartner moves towards their annual Symposium/Expo events, they have identified three key megatrends through analysis of the Hype Cycle. Let's see if they agree with me.

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iOS: I have never been great at managing my money. But now that I'm about to become a dad, I've suddenly found it imperative to know where it's all going. Yes, there are plenty of well-regarded budgeting and expense tracking apps out there, such as You Need a Budget (YNAB) and PocketBook. My wife and I use the former for our household budget, and it's great at what it does -- allowing us to see our running spending by category, set up automatic bill payments, keep track of our incomes, and plan for savings.

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In general, we want our kids to be better people than we are. We insist they eat their vegetables and then break out the chocolate after they go to bed. We teach them to floss as we run a tongue over our many fillings. We counsel "forgive and forget", even as we ruminate on the splotchy-faced woman who wouldn't let us into traffic as we were pulling out of an car dealership in 1997.

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Your dollar goes further in certain cities, depending on the cost of housing and the cost of living in general. If you're unfamiliar with an area, you may not know how to budget your life accordingly. The Earth Awaits helps build a custom budget specific to cities all over the world.