Finance

Foreign Buyers in NZ – is that still a thing??

By |2020-11-23T02:39:02+00:00November 23rd, 2020|Finance, Interest Rates, Investing, Investment Property, Myths busted!, News|

Are foreign buyers behind NZ’s latest housing boom? Short answer, no. I caught up with Geoff Caradus from Pitt & Moore Law, to discuss the foreign buyer ban, whether it’s been doing the job it was intended to do.  Are foreign buyers behind NZ’s latest housing boom? The latest report out of the Real

Voting for our wallets – 2020

By |2020-10-12T02:25:22+00:00October 12th, 2020|Finance, Interest Rates, Investing, News|

They say that as consumers, we’re voting with our wallets. Voting for politicians on the other hand, it could be said, is voting for our wallets. As a green blooded libertarian, my natural disposition is to keep my wallet as closely guarded as possible at all times. But with voting already started and election fervour

Property – Where are we at?!

By |2020-09-15T01:40:53+00:00September 14th, 2020|Finance, Interest Rates, Investing, Investment Property, Kiwisaver, Market Place Review, Mortgages, News|

If I hear the word 'unprecedented' one more time this year I'm drinking one of the 4-litre containers of hand sanitizer under my sink. As with much of noise we've surrounded ourselves with this year, this year I've really learnt that pessimism is more expensive than optimism. We've seen this play out with our KiwiSaver

Debt / Property / Gold / Bitcoin

By |2020-08-11T01:53:12+00:00August 11th, 2020|Bitcoin, Finance, Interest Rates, Investing, Investment Property, Mortgages, Myths busted!, News, Tomorrow's U|

Chances are, at least one of those words will get you excited a little... For me it's all 4 I recently had a discussion on these 4, magical wealth-building ingredients, with fellow podcaster, Reece Reilly, who hosts a podcast and Youtube channel called KiwiTalkz.   Should you repay debt or invest at the same time?

What is INFLATION and why should you care?

By |2020-06-29T04:33:46+00:00June 29th, 2020|Finance, Interest Rates, Investing, Investment Property, Mortgages|

Inflation – on the surface, it would appear at times as though you’re doing really well with investing. If the ‘wealth’ you see is increasing over time, this is great right – but have you factored in inflation? Property has for the most part in NZ, doubled every 10 yrs in price (at least for Auckland)

EVERYTHING to know when SELLING your home!

By |2020-06-10T02:46:18+00:00May 14th, 2020|Finance, Interest Rates, Investment Property, Mortgages|

Selling your home can be a daunting experience, but something we all may have to go through at some stage. Often, we don't even know what we don't know until we encounter it for the first time too - how to choose and agent, how to market your property, what kind of work should you

NZ Everyday Investor – check the top 3 most popular episodes

By |2020-05-12T23:04:05+00:00May 12th, 2020|Bitcoin, Finance, Insurance, Interest Rates, Investing, Investment Property, Kids, Kiwisaver, Mortgages, Myths busted!, Retirement|

With the aim of 'increasing wealth for the Everyday Kiwi', Darcy Ungaro launched this podcast almost 2 years ago. Each week, the subscribers to the NZ Everyday Investor podcast consistently increases, and is one of NZ's most popular, award-winning, podcasts. More 'Everyday' Kiwi's from all walks of life have than ever, have been exposed to

Mortgage Holidays

By |2020-05-11T23:25:41+00:00March 27th, 2020|Finance, Kiwisaver, Mortgages, News|

The Government has announced that the banks will be offering a 6-month mortgage holiday to help homeowners deal with the financial implications of the COVID-19 crisis. For most households, mortgage repayments are one of the biggest regular expenses, so being able to avoid that payment is appealing and in some cases almost essential. The term 'Mortgage Holiday'

Common Covid Questions – what you should, and shouldn’t, be doing right now.

By |2020-04-08T03:10:37+00:00March 16th, 2020|Bitcoin, Finance, Insurance, Interest Rates, Investing, Investment Property, Kiwisaver, Market Place Review, Mortgages, News|

As you can appreciate, at this time we're currently experiencing a high volume of questions. They all have a similar sound to them so to save time, here's a list to cover off some of the FAQ's around Covid-19. If you're curiosity persists, please do get in touch. For an extra insight, I'm happy to

Good Debt / Bad Debt / No Debt

By |2020-02-16T23:38:16+00:00February 16th, 2020|Finance, Interest Rates, Investing, Investment Property, Myths busted!, Retirement, Tomorrow's U|

Good debt, bad debt, or no debt? For most of us, there's a love/hate/guilty pleasure thing going on here concerning our relationship with debt. The messages we've heard about debt are not consistent either — is it good, bad, or otherwise? Furthermore, should mortgage debt be lumped into the same category as all other types